Harms of Joking about Addiction

Harms of Joking about AddictionReality series and late night comics produce countless laughs with jokes about celebrity addicts. The joke usually revolves around ridiculous antics and statements, and while the humor is typically aimed at celebrity entitlement issues, Seattle based viewers may subconsciously tie these laughable behaviors to addiction as well. Of course, a person does not need to be behind a television camera to have his jokes do damage. Addiction-related humor, wherever it is told, can have a chilling effect on a person’s willingness to get substance abuse help. Continue reading