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Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari - Part Two

Jun 20

And if we believe about, most people are supposed to all those chemical hooks, what should happen? They should really hopefully, it doesn't happen. If your grandmother had a hip replacement. She didn't come out as a junkie. Just so weird to me. So contrary to everything I've been talking about what I knew, I just thought you were up until about a month ago Bruce Alexander carried out an incredible experiment that didn't understand this issue. When I had that story, come up from a series of experiments earlier in the 20th century, they're a really simple experiment, you know, when you get a little bit sadistic. get wrapped up into what's the other reason why the heroin or cocaine you do that the rabbit almost always presented itself quite quickly. 

So they know Right? That's how it works. And the 70s Alexander comes in experimenting with rats, empty page from the interview except these these folks, let's try something different. So we're just basically put the titles pretty much back to normal water and the drugs water. But here's the rap part. They don't like the drug water. They almost never use it compulsively. None of them as you go through almost 100% of those when they're isolated to 0% goes when they have connected lives

Just proportionately experiment, it seems that 10 times it was called the 20%. of American troops were using loads of the time you worry, oh my god, we're gonna have hundreds of 1000s of junkies on the street to the United States when the war ends. It makes total sense. Now those soldiers who were using loads parents were following the archives of General Psychiatry, really detailed study and what happens is, it turns out, they didn't go to rehab. They didn't go to 95% of them. Just stopped Do you believe the story about that makes no sense. Professor Alexander we got to be that might be a different story. He said, Why can't wait. It's about your age. What addiction is, patients. Okay, this was another professor Peter COVID. In the Netherlands. He said maybe we shouldn't we should put their human beings through needs.

Because you're traumatised isolated or beaten down by life, you will bond with something that might be cocaine or something because that's our nature. That's what we want. Even get my head around it, but don't worry about it. I can see my seat no bottles of water totally. We'll be getting back to drinking, and end up homeless. You're not the reason we're not gonna do that. It's not in anyone's interest. You want to be present at work. 

You'd love to leave them it's just it's about not in your best life. really significant indications. The most obvious implications are the war on drugs, right? In Arizona. I went out with a group of women to make to wear T shirts. I was a drug addict, chain gangs and Degraves by members of public Nigeria And when I get out of prison, we're gonna have criminal records. I mean, I'll never work in legal economy again. That's a very extreme example of the case of a chain gang. 

But actually almost everywhere. We don't just read a question that we give a criminal record with the barriers between them. If you wanted to design a system that would make it worse, you would design that system. Now. I decided to do the exact opposite. I went there to see how it worked. In the year 2000. Portugal had one of the worst problems in Europe every year, the opposition basically said look, we can't really talk all this new evidence back and they realise from time to time addicts often distinctive, spent instead of reading and reading the complete opposite we do domestic programmes nation but it's mighty long statics. Get Directions Link

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