- The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think
by Johann Hari
Author of ‘Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’
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Posted: 01/20/2015 3:20 pm EST Updated: 01/20/2015 3:59 pm EST
I’ve always believed this, that yes there is an addiction factor to drug usage, but mostly drug use is out of boredom. If one has a strong positive gratifying social circle and positive outlook on life then their need for drugs is almost non existent. Even if they were given drugs for pain or surgery, etc their risk after usage of becoming addicted is very minimal.
Drugs are just a coping mechanism for life and therefore it’s excessive usage in our society should be used as a gauge marker as to what is wrong with society, the defects in our society that are causing this, and the quality of life of human beings that make it up. Yes, we can discuss coping mechanisms in living in our society or just living life but that lends to another story.