Well it's not often politics surprise me, but they did when Gordon Brown announced a rethink to the Super Casino that was planned for Manchester. Will he have the courage to stick his neck out all the way against a project with so much money involved? Only time will tell. How anyone can seriously argue that the development of a super casino is a good way to regenerate a deprived area is beyond me.
In support of the rethink, and the report that has been commissioned to look at the social effects of gambling that is due in September, I have put together an 'Addiction Blogs' section on MedWorm.
Here you can see the directory of addiction blogs I have included so far - if anyone knows of any more please let me know - in particular I am keen to find blogs by anyone experiencing/recovering from addiction (of any kind).
Here you can see the Addiction Blogs River of News.
If you are looking for official data on addiction, have a look at the Addiction section of the MedWorm official sources directory and here is the Addiction River of News, with RSS feed, for those sources.