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Byron Writers Festival | Matt Noffs in Conversation with Chris Hanley

Byron Writers Festival presents Matt Noffs (CEO of the Ted Noffs Foundation) in conversation with Chris Hanley about his new book Addicted?
The book, and impending discussion, is about addictions of all kinds. Addiction to smartphones, sex, games, social media, gambling, money, but most of all to alcohol and drugs. At a time when the Australian government wants to drug test welfare recipients, do we really understand addiction and how someone becomes addicted to a substance or behaviour in the first place?
At the Ted Noffs Foundation, Matt Noffs spends his days working with young people who have serious and often debilitating drug addictions. This book shares the tools used at the foundation every day. It offers insights into why addiction takes place and why it’s a natural part of being human. It journeys across the spectrum of addictive behaviours, from social media to drugs like heroin. It questions the assumptions and begins to debunk the myth that all addiction is identical and predictable.
Addicted? is filled with fascinating information; about the body, the brain and the human experience. It’s a big book with big ideas and a bloody big heart. All ingredients for a fascinating, must-see event.
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