Współczesne kulturowo-społeczne podłoże uzależnień
Contemporary cultural and social background of addiction
Subject(s): Theology and Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie
Keywords: consumerism; family; spread of technology of life; addiction; moral degeneration.
Summary/Abstract: The objective of this article is to present and examine some of the socio-cultural causes of addictions. The problem of addiction is not limited to the individual predispositions of the person involved. It is related to its social and cultural context. Every living person is to some extent dependent on his social, economic, mental, legal and political environment, inside which he forms his values, reflections and attitudes. In the light of the analysis performed, one can point to several factors which play important roles in the start and growth of addictions, such as consumerism, intrusion of technology into various spheres of life, reification of man, ethical relativism, lost sense of life, crisis of the family, and disintegration of social bonds. The advanced and permanent decay of morality in culture, the intrusion of technology into various spheres of life, consumerism, instrumentalisation of the person, crisis of the family; all these lead to mental disorganisation among the members of a given culture and social life. They are then induced to embark on a collective, unconscious search for a way out of the sense of being lost, which all too often carries them all the way to an addiction.
- Issue Year: 2015
- Issue No: 16
- Page Range: 181-193
- Page Count: 13
- Language: Polish