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[VIDEO] Are Addictions Considered Disabilities?

[VIDEO] Are Addictions Considered Disabilities?

https://www.sharelawyers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Samantha-1.mp4 Invisible illnesses and disabilities are often some of the most challenging when it comes to short- and long-term disability claims. The required criteria can be challenging to meet, and are often very easily disputed. Addiction can fall into this category, making applying for disability benefits with addiction a very challenging process. According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), “mental health issues and addictions are ‘disabilities’ that are protected under the [Ontario Human...
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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...
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Did You Know: People With Gambling Addiction Are More Likely To Suffer From Mental Health & Substance Abuse Issues

Did You Know: People With Gambling Addiction Are More Likely To Suffer From...

Gambling addiction or problem gambling can be a destructive force in many people’s lives. But did you know gambling addiction, as well as many other kinds of addiction, often go hand-in-hand with other mental health and/or substance abuse issues? Cause and Effect of Gambling Addiction Developing an issue with gambling addiction may happen for many reasons. For some, it’s the thrill of feeling powerful or taking a risk. Those who may feel isolated are drawn by a sense of social engagement. Whatever the reason, gambling addiction is often associated with a myriad of...