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What is addiction, does it exist, and is it the same for everyone? Are some of us predisposed to overindulge, be it alcohol, drugs or food? And if there is a genetic explanation, does it mean the individual can evade responsibility? Is addiction a medical or a moral question? Mariella Frostrup asks whether we can control our impulses and how we might go about it.
Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Andrea Kennedy
Interviewed guest: Sally Marlow
Interviewed guest: James Nicholls
Interviewed guest: Andrew Samuels
Interviewed guest: Tim Stampey
Interviewed guest: Richard Graham
Interviewed guest: Sam Willets.
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