What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.
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Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong
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This is so funny because I watch porn, smoke weed, play ps4 and I'm on my phone for 11 hours a day lmao my top 4 addictions in my life rn and to top it all off I still live at my parents house 😂 any tips on how to stop all 4 addictions? I'm 20 btw
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'In a Nutshell?' What the fuck?
This is not a 'In a Nutshell'. This is just a poor claim that is not realistic.
You really want everyone to be happy? pay $100 a month to the poor.
But when everyone goes to the money issue, keeps mouth shut.
Because, you all think like this, 'I like the world to be happy, but I do not want to spend my money on it.' Even the people who made this video.
Yes, that's why we can not be happy, and this video is useless. Welcome to the real world.
We are addicted to feeling good. If we are put in a situation say a cage where where are only option of feeling good is a drug we will be addicted too it. So point being is this video still shows we will always be addicted too feeling good, its just the difference is how healthy are options are as to what makes us feel good to get are fix of feeling good.
I am a recovering addict. This is a load of crap. The very first statement is incorrect. It does NOT take 20 days to get addicted to Heroin. It takes 1 TIME! This is stupid and not based on fact at all.
No iv been addicted myself to it and iv met people that have used heroin occasionally and it does not take one time. That's some war on drugs bullshit. Sure some people can like the feeling so much that they continue it but that's the same for any addictive substance. Iv known people who used it on the weekend for months and some of them stopped and never thought about it again and others did continue using it more and more. You do have to use it for an extended time to become physically addicted to it though. You are not going to take it once and wake up in withdrawals the next day.
Let's take a step further and be more logical about this: Everybody chooses the things that they find fulfilling. There will always be outliers for whom that is not social connection. Or for whom social connection takes different forms. Or for whom society is simply not on their side.
Everybody is addicted to something. The people most anti-drug are addicted to the chemicals that flood their brain and body when they get the smug sense of satisfaction that comes from looking down on others. The key is to create a "rat park" that allows for all kinds of people, not to glorify some baseline that is still an arbitrary thing.
Every single drug should be legal and regulated and firing people for doing them in their spare time should be a crime. How people enrich their lives is nobody's business.
As a Retired R.N. I agree with this film 100%. I have worked on many psych. floors and hospital across the United States and unfortunately there are only a few that get this. This video should be wide spread and used in every psych. setting in the world. If it where we might just have a world society with less drug use and addiction, as well as people connecting with each other instead of connecting with things.
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