Johann Hari: Ted Talk on Addiction

If we don’t bond with others in a healthy way – we will bond with alcohol, cannibis, pornography, gambling, cocaine… If we cannot bond with others because of trauma or other events, we will find something else to bond with.
Addiction -he says – is a result of being unable to bear being present in their own bodies. This is true of anyone I know and worked with that has had addiction issues. And unfortunately the bond with the substance rewires your brain to be more and more incapable of forming healthy bonds with people. It is one of the saddest things and one that deserves appropriate treatment and rewiring and not judgment.
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