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I have something in common with lots of other people, something Iím not pleased with: my freedom, and the control I can exercise over my life, is severely limited. While we are all rather powerless, the cause of this condition may be quite different: extreme poverty, massive debt, harsh environmental conditions, ignorance, prejudice against us, disability, the authority of some dominating individual who exploits us, dogmatic beliefs, imprisonment, restrictions imposed by an authoritarian government, etc.  I am one of those people imprisoned in another way -- by my brain biochemistry: I canít stop doing certain things. (Note: Such people are addicted to certain substances and/or behaviors. These include addictions to tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, painkillers, caffeine, food, sex, sweets, soft drinks, gambling, shopping, etc.)

WV Theme #33A: Servitude

WV Theme #33B: Addiction

--Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries

--Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries

I am a soldier, not something I freely chose / Conscription I have a problem with alcoholism
I am a victim of my own poverty and debt (bondage) I have a problem with tobacco 
I am a prisoner / Incarceration I engage in drug use ==>a substance dependence  problem 
I am essentially a slave, a victim of Human Trafficking I have a behavioral addiction

summary Wikipedia article: Unfree Labor

summary Wikipedia article: Addiction 

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1113 Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1312
Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 27 Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 162

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #33A: Servitude

Slavery  (from online encyclopedia)
Slave narrative (refers to first person accounts of slaves, from online encyclopedia)
Involuntary Servitude (from online encyclopedia)
Serfdom (from online encyclopedia)
Wage Slavery (from online encyclopedia)
Military Use of Children (from online encyclopedia)
Prisons (from online encyclopedia)
Domestic Violence (from online encyclopedia)
Encyclopedia of Slavery
Anti-Slavery (organization dedicated to waging "today's fight for tomorrow's freedom")
Free the Slaves (Washington, DC based  non-profit organization working to end slavery worldwide.)
Modern Slavery
A Study of Traditional Systems of African Servitude
Slavery in Sudan
Involuntary Servitude and Peonage (related U.S. laws)
The Small Hands of Slavery (bonded children in India)
Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy, by John Bowe
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence and Women's Vulnerability to HIV in Uganda
statement from South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude
"Islam and Slavery: The Persistence of History"  (report from The Economist August 22, 2015)
"Jailhouse Nation" (opinion piece about the American prison system from The Economist June 20 2015)
"Slavery in Islam: To Have and to Hold" (article from The Economist Oct 18 2014)
"Bring Back All Girls" and "Inside the Business Model of Human Trafficking" (articles by Belinda Luscombe for Time May 26 2014 and earlier)
"Russian Prisons: Slave Labour and Criminal Cultures" (article in The Economist October 19 2013)
"12 Years a Slave" (a movie review by Manohla Dargis,  NY Times Oct 17 2013)
"Mauritania, Haiti Top New Global Slavery Index" by Sylvia Hui (Oct 17 2013 AP story on USA Today website)
"Slavery's Global Comeback" by J.J. Gould (article posted on The Atlantic website Dec 19 2012)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (NPR review of this 2012 book)
Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides (gripping account of life in WW II prison camp, review of this 2001 book posted on NPR website )
"How Slavery Really Ended in Amercia" by Adam Goodheart (April 1 2011 NY Times article)
"A Woman. A Prostitute. A Slave." by N. Kristof (Nov 27 2010 NY Times Op-Ed article)
"Promise of a Better Life Leads to the Nightmare of Sexual Slavery" by Rafael Romo (Sept 17 2010 news item)
"The New Slave Trade" by E. B. Skinner (article in Time January 18 2010 re: sex trafficking in South Africa)
A Crime So Monstrous, by E. B. Skinner (read excerpts of 2008 book re: modern day slavery at Google Books)
child "slave labor" in Indian textile factories (October, 2007 news story)
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishamel Beah (more about this 2007 book)
Pakistan's Slave Trade
The Politics of Obedience: Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
Debt to Society (on U.S. prison population)
quotes related to slavery

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #33B: Addiction

Substance Use Disorder (from online encyclopedia)
Problem Gambling (from online encyclopedia)
Heroin (from online encyclopedia)
Internet Addiction (from online encyclopedia)
The Society for the Study of Addiction
Addiction Science Network: Biological Basis of Addiction
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Addiction Today   (organization devoted to "Reclaiming Lives for Life")   
Pharmacy Help Substance Abuse Resource Guide
Recovery Helper (info to aid recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism) 
Treatment Improvement Protocols ("best practice guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse" from SAMHSA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse: Nicotine Addiction Report
National Institute on Drug Abuse: for Teens, The Science Behind Drug Abuse
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Alcohol Research & Health Publications
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Addiction and Substance Abuse Popular Programs (links to UCTV programs)

Dreamland: The True Tale of Americaís Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones (book review by Matt Pearce of this 2015 book; LA Times April, 2015)

"Smoking in Pregnancy--Huffing and Puffing" (article from The Economist April 4 2015)
"Scientists Probe 'Sex Addict' Brains" by James Gallagher (BBC News story July 11, 2014)
"The Addiction Paradox" by Bruce Bower (cover story from Science News March 22 2014)
"Drug Addiction in Iran: The Other Religion" (article in The Economist Aug 17 2013)
The Fix by Damian Thompson (review of book about "epidemic of addiction" in The Economist June 2012)
"Painkiller Sales Soar Around US, Fuel Addiction" (April 4 2012 article from The Seattle Times)
"Nearly 20% of Lung Cancer Patients Keep Smoking" by John Leighty (April 8 2011 news report)
"Can You Get Hooked on Diet Soda?" by Denise Mann (March 2011 Health.com story posted on CNN) 
"Yale Study--Some People Suffer from Food Addiction" by Christine Stomes (April 2011 news item)
"Smoking Explains Why Americans Don't Live Longer" by Maggie Fox (Jan 25 2011 news story)
How We Get Addicted, by Michael Lemonick (from July 16, 2007 issue of Time magazine)
This is Your Brain on Food (Scientific American article about the neurological basis of food addictions)
Hooked From the First Cigarette, by Joseph R. DiFranza (May, 2008 Scientific American article)
The Caffeine Habit, by Sanjay Gupta  (September 20, 2007  Time article)
Can't Find My Way Home: America in the Great Stoned Age, by Martin Torgoff  (book review on Drug Policy Alliance website)
The Biochemistry of Human Addiction
The Biological Mechanisms of Addiction
National Council on Problem Gambling
The Good Drugs Guide (website providing a "guide to drugs, addiction, and treatment")
Gambling Addiction (includes self tests to assess problem, from Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery)
Gambler's Anonymous (hope for those addicted to gambling)
Problem Gambling and Addiction 
Addiction to Shopping
Prescription Painkiller Addiction
Sexual Addiction Articles
quotes related to addiction

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