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Silent Saboteur

By: Isis Suarez Menendez and Antonia Pieper

Triggers for addiction can wear many faces. By themselves, they may not seem particularly threatening, much less life-changing. When they start to build up on each other however, they quickly turn destructive. In “Silent Saboteur,” players are asked to slip into someone else’s shoes, immersing themselves in what it means to struggle with addiction and what the build-up towards addiction may look like … (read more)

What Measures has the Healthy School Program taken to curb Alcohol Use among Adolescents?

Author: Cassandra Wagenaar

The Healthy school – or “Gezonde School” – program is a nationwide initiative that promotes healthy living education in schools. This includes a focus on prevention and control of alcohol through providing schools with guidance on how to format their educational framework … (read more)

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How does Uncertainty around Asylum Status in the Netherlands contribute to Alcohol Abuse and Addiction?

Author: Cassandra Wagenaar

Asylum seekers often face increasing stress, as well as a feeling of losing control while waiting to receive a decision on their status. During this waiting period, they face the risk of falling into alcohol abuse and addiction in order to cope with their difficult situation … (read more)

What does the Netherlands’ Tolerance of Drug Use Mean for its Addiction Rates?

Author: Antonia Pieper

While the Netherlands may take a more practical approach towards the use of illicit drugs than many other countries, this does not mean that they do not take the wellbeing of their citizens, and the dangers and consequences of drug use seriously. In fact, perhaps because the Dutch treat the use of drugs as a health- rather than a moral issue, have they been able to keep the negative consequences to a relative minimum … (read more)