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 true bc i play alot of video games and use my phone alot avoiding social interaction but when im with my girl i forget i even have a ps4 and dont even use my phone bc im so involved in her bc she makes me happy❤
I see a lot of comments of people saying "we don't use drugs only because we're lonely" or that "drugs makes you connect more". I abused a lot of drugs younger, and I still do but I hope in a more reasonable manner. Anyway thoses people are full of shit.
Drugs doesn't make you connect more, it makes you feel and believe you connected more.
Drugs are not used because we feel lonely ? see above
You can abuse drugs if you want. I did. I think I made it out ok for now. But don't try to convince other people lies that you don't even believe yourself.
You know better than anyone that if you wanted to stop you would need to face your own misery again. And if you think it's not the case then stop, if you have all those beautiful reasons of counsuming the drugs, resons wich are not addiction what would be the problem in cutting it out for 1 or 2 months heh ?
I'm a strong believer that drugs are part of human life and it is our nature to consume them. However I'm a strong believer in Thruth and this kind of non-sense is not ok.
This really is just bad science. There are many people out there with a "perfect" life full of connection, that when coming into contact with drugs, becomes addicted and will choose drugs over connection every time- even in a healthy environment. There is another person in the same situation that is able to try drugs and stop on their own volition. T It isn't simply caused by an environmental factor. I know this to be true, I've seen it and experienced it. Suggesting addiction is caused environmental factors and choosing two (perhaps arbitrary and unrelated facts- people have "less friends" and "more floor space") is honestly kind of ridiculous.
I think this sends the wrong kind of message. There is a fundamental difference between addiction and dependency. Someone can be dependent on a drug because the are unemployed, depressed, bad job, etc. If they get out of the negative situation, chances are they'll kick the drug completely without relapse. Addiction is much more deeply rooted, and changing ones environment is not the cure. You're sending the message that people suffering from severe addiction for years, only need to make more friends and have more sex. I know plenty of popular people who overdosed.
The TED Talk goes over the exact same information, but also includes the legislations passed in Portugal to achieve this effect. Look up “everything you know about addiction is wrong.” Find the TED talk and skip the first 10ish mins. The Portugal changes made quite a difference. (They legalized drugs)
Thank you. The Lord of the universe came off his throne and came to be with horrible people like you and me, who are consumed by their sin and even though he committed no crimes he took you death sentence on your cross to pay for your sin because he loves you. So that if you repent of your sins, trust and believe in him, you will have new life (heaven) through him and your sins will be forgiven. He will also give you the Holy Spirit to live inside of you (the litteral presence of God) to guide and help you. He also offers you a relationship with him. Please feel free to ask any questions I would love to help😁.
I have a point to make when you mentioned that veterans who were doing heroin in Vietnam stopped when they came home. I think they stopped due to the association of that drug to the warfare they were experiencing, if they were to take the drug it would just be a bad experience.
I deal with depression and ptsd. I’ve never been a drug addict but weed helped me cope with the constant sadness. When I didn’t have any and a depression episode came on, I went crazy trying to find something to help with the pain. I can’t imagine being depressed and using something like heroine to cope, and then couldn’t get any. I agree with the video. I think a lot of addicts are self medicating with drugs to help them cope with mental illnesses and then get trapped by the addiction. Not all addicts are depressed or mentally ill. That’s not what I’m saying. We are all just humans trying to make it through life and we all need things to help us cope with the hard times and make life livable and better in general, mental illness or not.
Actually, addiction is a dysfunction of the reward center between the midbrain and the prefrontal cortex. Dopamine is used as a reward for actions that ensure our survival and reproduction. When an unnatural amount of dopamine is repeatedly released due to the use of drugs, that drug becomes survival. Hence, people completely destroy their lives and continue to use against their will. Substance abuse disorder is recognized in the DSM-4 and DSM-5. It would be a beautiful thing if addiction was as simple as this video makes it out to be. I hope no one believes this disinformation and continues to do their own research. There have been so many breakthroughs in the last 10 years concerning the neurobiology associated with addiction of all kinds.
I wonder what would happen if they made a rat park and put the cocaine water and normal water in it then put one rat alone in a cage with the normal water and the cocaine water, since the rats in rat park are around other rats they would choose the normal water but the other rat would choose the cocaine water but what would happen if they put the rat that was alone and addicted to the cocaine water into rat park
I think you're being a little generous here saying *all* addicts need our help and not judgement.
I've met my fair share of addicts in my time working at homeless shelters, and lemme tell you something friend, in the screaming horde of hungry mouths; a good 10% of them are fucking degenerates who would literally *kill* someone to get high.
Saw a dude get literally shanked for *weed* one time, saw a woman stab some guy in the neck with a dirty syringe when she found out he took her heroin. You're giving the pack of animals known as "humans" a little too much credit.
Not saying all addicts are bad... but I am saying some are dangerous, and don't deserve an ounce of sympathy.
My only question would be what classifies as an addiction. For example, people don't say you have an addiction to TV if you go home and spend a few hours most days to relax and watch TV. Now replace TV with video games, porn, marijuana, or alcohol. Even though there's probably no harm being done by doing those things most days to unwind people tend to treat it as if you're addicted and you have a problem. I think the definition of addiction needs to be more concrete in the medical field.
If everyone can live in happiness, who the hell would turn to drugs? But it's just so hard, maybe impossible. For most people, life itself is a cage. I could only hope someday I can break my own.😔
Oh I don't use drug. I'm just lack of happiness.
If you believes that connection stops addiction you’re tripping balls. Having a satisfactory life may STOP you from trying drugs. But addiction lies within brain chemistry much more than just how your life is. That’s why some people get addicted in one go and some never
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