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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Tymon17 Maśnicki17: 1:15 nice easter egg

Argho's Paradox: Very good video. I really like this channel. I learn a lot from all the videos. Thanks a lot. God bless you guys.

Dustin Wilson: I guarantee you they went through withdrawal. That is just an absurd statement. They were able to go through the withdrawal because of the support system, and the fact the likely did not know of a place back home that they could score heroin. But to say they magically didn't go through excruciating physical withdrawal is just a down right lie.

UniMad_xx: Did anyone else notice Rick?

Jeff Kaplan: It's rick

Ms. Zombangle: 1:14 It's Rick Sanchez!!! :D

Jackson Shaw: When reddit becomes a level 3 drug lol

Red Banditz: This is amazing But lots of drug addicts are also gang members or dangerous like robbing stores or stealing to get money for it tho thats the thing why some have to be in prison. No not all of them but still.

Aleksandra Veleno: I agree in some points, I don't think stigmatization and isolation are a good idea, but something makes me think that it's not as simple as to create a happy rat park. I mean, there is so many people who had "it all", happy families, careers, money, what not and still fell into a trap of addiction. Working together, creating a healthy environment for recovery is crucial but I don't think it's enough as a prevention. Otherwise we might start thinking "well, if you had your rat park and you're still an addict then its obviously your choice, you must be a total loser", or some other unhealthy things. In a way, yes it's a "choice'', cause we're not totally oblivious in life, we have will power etc. Often addiction is a symptom of something else going on, like depression. Then you can have all the support and love in front of your nose and you will still look for something that makes you forget for the moment that you exist. The attitude and the way we deal with mental health in society has a long way to go before we can be successful in fight with addiction. Thank you for the video xx

Gondry Darko: 1:13 ...Rick??

ewoknroll: 1:13 Nod to Rick from Rick and Morty

Crystalsunsetpony: Is it bad I have an addiction to watching your videos 😍😍😍

The ShadowGamwr: 1:59 WHAT THE FUCK!??!?!

frosty: That's a fucking great message. Amazing job Kurzgesagt.

Lan Todak: sexs is also addicted but less worst than drugs.

Aaron Ecuyer: rat park... lots of sex... i vote rat park

Cwpgeodasher: Everyone who's complaint about how you"disproved his theory" go watch the war on drugs video

Marti Parti: Amazing theory and information pls keep it up you're Chanel made me at least 2% smarter with only 7 videos!,,,
That's what a you tuber should be like or a team of youtubers!!!!!

Dat1guy: Is this all drug addiction?

Andru Locke: IS THAT RICK SANCHEZ AT 1:14??

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