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Addiction: Round Up

Addiction: Round Up

At Share Lawyers we represent a large number of clients who have addictions – including drug, alcohol, food, sex and gambling – and have been denied benefits. Here we include three blogs that provide information on this particular illness. We explain how addiction can be categorised as a disability and how addicts can access benefits, as well as providing a list of national addiction and mental health resources. Addiction and Access to Disability Benefits Addiction is defined by the lack of control over one’s behaviour and/or use of a psychoactive...
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Mary Goes Round Takes an Honest Look at Alcoholism and Addiction

Mary Goes Round Takes an Honest Look at Alcoholism and Addiction

We frequently see addiction portrayed in cinema. From the devastating portrayal of alcoholism in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) and sex addiction in Shame (2011) to subtler, possibly light-hearted depictions of behavioural addictions to porn with Don Jon (2013), and everything in between. But a recent Canadian film, Mary Goes Round (2017), takes a close look at alcoholism, and the stigma that surrounds it. The film is about it’s titular character, Mary, played by Aya Cash. Mary is an alcoholic. But she can’t quite admit it yet. Living in Toronto, she parties hard at night, and...