In tough times, when risk and uncertainity are high, stress and anxiety can come to the fore. At this time solace can appear in easy vices, ways to shore oneself up through hard times, short term comforts and distractions from the real world. Vices are usually the easy way out though. Like the sand your bury your head in, like a bully lashing out to avoid his own fear or an alcoholic drinking to forget. In these tough times be mindful of the easy vices that can become a slippery slope.