Affluenza(redirected from sudden-wealth syndrome)
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Affluenza(1) A popular term for a dysfunctional family environment in which both parents work or have activities that decrease parenting time
Adverse effects Unsupervised kids/adolescents may drink more, get pregnant, abuse drugs, gamble online.
(2) A condition affecting those living in highly developed societies, which is characterised by an addiction to controlled noise (TV, entertainment); lack of financial control; disintegration of the family and social networks, disconnect with the natural habitat, and living in an artificial environment.
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