Preface by Christopher Wyatt | TLB staff writer/documentary producer
This video is very powerful because it is the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, and HOW discussion of how people get sucked into dangerous addictions.
Addiction is a similar process whether it be a food addiction, addiction to drugs, or addictions to other things such as sex or the internet. Society has made it very easy to cast each other out and in a sense, we have all become disposable. Material things and the want of things has taken the place of kindness and human decency. Our collective disconnect from each other is a huge factor in not just addiction but in most other social problems. As an activist and a person who has faced some serious life challenges, this disturbs me on a very personal level.
When a person has an addiction they need all the help they can get. This means they need friends and family to support them rather than toss them aside like garbage. I am all for a person helping themselves but when a person is at their lowest I do feel safety nets should be in place to help that person stand back up and be the best that they are capable of being.
As I was watched this video earlier in the evening a friend ask me a simple question as to why MS media and alternative media is not talking about the root cause of addiction. I had no answer for him. 🙁 (CW)
Note: This short video is adapted from Johann Hari’s New York Times best-selling book ‘Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.’ Unfortunately, most people think that addiction to drugs is solely because of the drugs themselves…
And, this statement, however, is far away from the truth, as shown repeatedly by scientific studies on drug addiction.The brilliant short animated video below will explain to you why drugs don’t actually cause addiction, changing your view on drugs forever! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share this article with your friends.
CREDIT: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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