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  • Published on Oct 29, 2015

  • What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple. This 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.' For more information, and to take a quiz to see what you know about addiction, go to www.chasingthescream.com Support us on Patreon so we can make more stuff: https://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt?ty=h Get the music of the video here: https://soundcloud.com/epicmountain/a... https://epicmountainmusic.bandcamp.co... An interactive version of this video: http://www.addiction.mobydigg.de (works on mobile) Or follow us on social media or reddit: http://kurzgesagt.org https://www.reddit.com/r/kurzgesagt https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://twitter.com/Kurz_Gesagt THANKS A LOT TO OUR LOVELY PATRONS FOR SUPPORTING US: T0T0S, Ryan OHoro, Matthieu de Canteloube, Vince, Thomas Shiels, Brian David Henderson, Jim Yang, Arnav Guleria, Clemens, Tahseen Mushtaque, Jochen, Vahur S, Harry, BurmansHealthShop, Nils Caspar, Holger Fassel, Jackson R Hanna, Pascal de Reuck, ByeongWook Lee, Guus Ketelings, Franko Papić, Thalia, Narat, Suchartsunthorn, Lorenz Zahn, Brian Aparicio, Jörg Vogelsang, Rashed Ali, Darwin Ranzone, Tyler Thornton, David Pfister, Han Saini, Ute Moll, Ioanna Bischinioti, Jenny Zhou, Vince Babbra. Avi Yashchin, Dan Cortes, Matt K, Phiroze Dalal, Marcelo Fernandes de Souza Filho, A La Mode, Tom Wardrop, Shawn Marincas, Pontus Attåsen, Paul, Marc Dumont, Robert McKone, Todd Binkley, Matthew von der Ahe, Thomas Russell, Erick, Vivek Kotecha, Artur Szczypta, Jeff Fellows, Daniel Duffee, Konstantin Shabashov, Tim drake, Mike Galles, Evgenia Yigitalieva, Vrm Vee Are Em, Timothy Noble Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_p...
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  • "We put people who are not well in a situation that makes them feel worse, and hate them for not recovering" - Kurzgesagt

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  • The amount of comments on this video about how they think this information is false hurts me inside since I am currently becoming a clinical psychologist and I specialize in addiction. This video is not discounting the idea that drugs have physical addictive properties. We all know this is true and some drugs are worse than others. It is saying that people who have some sort of emptiness in their life are more likely to TRY drugs and therefore become ADDICTED. This is why small rural towns where there is nothing to do have more drug problems. Or people who have had trauma as a child or someone who has a hard life, little money, and poor relationships are more likely to turn to drugs because of the escape and happiness it brings them. Then because of this physical properties of drugs they become addicted. Many people in hospitals will take painkillers and will not become addicted but there are others who will and then turn to other drugs like heroin because they have some PREDISPOSITION like the ones I mentioned before. Addiction is part genetic but it is very much due to our environment. I would never start doing crack and therefore you would never find me becoming a crack addict but someone I know that could very well be their reality. Well what’s the difference between us? It is our environment and our past. Yes and it can be hereditary. Many people who had parents who are drug addicts also become one themselves. This can be because it is genetic but also usually they did not have the best childhood because their parents were not around physically or mentally. That again leads to many mental health issues, trauma and then addiction. If you have ever watched intervention they also do a segment about their childhood. Mostly all of those episodes these addicts experience abuse, sexual abuse, divorce, poverty and they turn to the only thing that will make them feel better. Please it’s not that hard to grasp.

  • I really dig this ideology but being a recovering addict I don’t think it’s this simple at all

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  • Dear Kurzgesagt... Why are there no scientific sources in the description? I would love to read these studies. When making huge scientific claims like this, it's your responsibility as a source of information to provide the scientific papers for other people to check.

  • I really like the tone and attitude of this video, it just kind of worries me that people who have never gone through it before might reinforce the idea that dependence is more of a willpower/attitude thing than physical. The video almost seems like it’s saying “if you have a relatively happy life, then you won’t have withdrawal symptoms or cravings,” which if you’ve ever been through it you know isn’t true.

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  • It's amazing how many people like to talk as if they know addiction but are talking purely from second hand experience or no experience at all. Just stop, you look dumb. Physical need is a symptom, not a cause of addiction. The willpower and discipline to stop comes from the strength of your connection. 10+ years addict winning the battle, think I know what I'm talking about.

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  • Some valid points but not a strong argument. I live in Southern California where rich kids have the world at their fingertips. They have the family support, boarding schools, cars, money, and friends but yet it's one of the highest incidence rate areas of drug addiction. Most of them are either bored or trying to fit in with their friends. This invalidates the socialization argument. Addiction is obviously heavily multifactorial, so there are a number of approaches to this topic.

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