Addiction

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/addiction https://epicmountainmusic.bandcamp.com/track/addiction 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_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2

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TheMegadethMonk: A sense of loneliness is not always the case. Sometimes it is simply the feeling; the feeling from getting high, then chasing it and needing more and more until the brain chemistry changes and addiction has happened (from opioids). I've seen it. People with almost no real problems in life, popular and happy, become heroine addicts after just a few weeks. It's the high, the feeling, and sometimes the pain killing properties. It definitely isn't just depression. Where I live, 8% of the population are addicted to opioids, and it isn't from not having friends, most of it is FROM having friends, just the wrong kinds.

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Stephanie Meyer: 100% agree. WHY? Because it's true! The cure for my own addictive personality was to become addicted to healthy things instead. Like fruits and veggies, friends and family. CONNECTION and understanding how to make healthy connections is the answer.

Avinash Karwande: Thank You😊 @kurzgesagt

Matthew Ashworth: I agree with the idea presented in the video to some degree. A lot of the time addiction is a form of behaviour, a way to find sensual pleasure when there is none of it in our lives, and we can find it in many things. However, it's also worth noting that things such as drugs contain chemical compounds that DO cause addiction on a biological level too, such as activating pleasure centres in our brain. Even sugar, chocolate, and caffeine do this, hence why it becomes so hard to go off them.

Dumber Style: Loads of sex would be the highlight of my day :D

Ong Peter: RIP- Kurt Cobain

Matthew A: what if you have a close connection with your fellow drug addicts! I don't understand the logic! But I get that there are environmental causes of addiction.

Eric Samuels: Shouts out to Rick from Rick and Morty 1:12

Pablo MP: Am I the only one who see Rick Sanchez in the minute "1:15"?

Ben Clark: I generally agree with this, however, in the case of serious trauma (i.e. a broken hip) the body is already flooded with adrenaline, endorphin, cortisol etc. This results in receptors being preoccupied and a much more metered response to the drug, I surmise that these differences separate the recreational user from that of someone receiving medical care. It's the difference between wanting help, and needing it.

Lewis: can you make a video about porn addiction?

Moraru Lucian: This piece of shit just said "we have to build a society that looks more like a rat park"
.. the theory is interesing but the way he presents it its just fucking stupid

Odd Jobs: This video totally misrepresents and misstates the facts about the Vietnam troops coming home: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/01/02/144431794/what-vietnam-taught-us-about-breaking-bad-habits

Finland Ball: 4:44 Ms Humanity = RMS Titanic?

Matthew Bay: Thank the capitalism. Because capitalism set us up by competing each other, fighting each other and even hating each other then fianlly killing each other. In capitalism world only the Top of the system benefits while the rest is just struggling to survive while fighting each other... that is why some people do drugs because they want to escape from this fucked up world. freedom? Yea it's the top of the system scums made that BS so they can keep exploit us. they are laughing and even consider us nothing but their toys in their exploitation and money to feed their greed addiction. Conservatives shout freedom and liberty but funny thing is... conservatism holds more authoritarian policies and less freedom when you are not rich...and i can sense trumpsters and conservatives already labeling me as SJW or commie scum. then again they are not capable of thinking broadly since they need their masters(top of the system) to tell them what to do and what to believe...

Matthew Bay: 20days?? Nope try 6-7 days.

Charlene: Hello, Philippines.

Far muhan: i never mention about how to stop addiction is looks like that
damn this video is right, now i'm understand

Cutesy Lover: but you forget life is also a cage

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