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"It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned - and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction, by our teachers, and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It seems manifestly true. Until I set off three and a half years ago on a 30,000-mile journey for my book 'Chasing The Scream - The First And Last Days of the War on Drugs' to figure out what is really driving the drug war, I believed it too. But what I learned on the road is that almost everything we have been told about addiction is wrong - and there is a very different story waiting for us, if only we are ready to hear it." - Johann Hari, Huff Post
Strikingly we discover through experiment after experiment and study after study that the root causes of addiction are rooted in our social conditions. Our level of human connections and purpose in life fundementally determines our susceptability to addiction. Addiction is a symptom of the loneliness and despair that our society can make people feel.
Web Site: Chasing the Scream