Student loans, Behavioral addiction

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A student loan advisor shares what we need to know about loan repayments and forgiveness plans. Then, a psychologist explains how we can become addicted to behaviors and actions, not just substances.

Featured in this Show

  • What you need to know about student loan payments

    After years of moratoriums and the Supreme Court ruling President Biden’s forgiveness plan unconstitutional, student loan payments resumed in October. An expert explains Biden’s new plan to help people pay off their loans, whether that plan is likely to survive any court challenges, and how tips for paying off loans in the meantime.

  • How to know if you're experiencing behavioral addiction

    Internet, video games, food, sex, gambling—all of these things can make us feel good, but they also have the potential to become addictive. However, behavioral addictions are not all recognized as equally legitimate, especially compared to substance use disorders. We talk to a clinical psychologist about the similarities and differences between behavioral addictions and substance-related addictions, how to know if a behavior is becoming an addiction, and how to get help.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Betsy Mayotte Guest
  • Stephanie Steinman Guest

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