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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Nthn Is Dank: Anyone else notice Rick? From Rick and Morty? 1:13

gamer123 bro be cool: Rick what the fuck

Юлий Гусман: Since I've been socially sober, I went addictive to marjuanna. Personnally for me, that has proven, that nor a medical neither farmacological aspects of drug itself are significant. Its all about your lifeview and choice, created by it.

Boneskullzy: Addiction is in your genetics. Until they find the exact gene that causes addiction and compulsive/impulsivity they could probably isolate it and destroy it.

Jam Ano: "doing heroine is a great way to spend your time"

Craig Wilkes: most accurate video ive seen ever tf 😅 whoever made this is very intellectual

mike pence fucked a horse: 3:33 basically my life.

jassir amed: ain't gon lie 2017 acknowledge

jassir amed: I'm here listening

The real Bmw9 Animates: so true
like if u agree

witchkinglp: If only it were as simple as that. Unfortunately the results of the rat park experiment could not be replicated as far as I'm aware.

randomDS luonto: 1:13 rick!

Nicolas Gomez: awesome Rick and morty reference there

Quatron SD: You know what? Thank you for opening my eyes. I myself treated addicted people not so well, but thanks to you it will change from now on. Good job you did there :>

WalnutHead: At 1:13 its Rick! from Rick and Morty

Mary Melekidou: LITERALLY thinking out of the box wow

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random seal Beaver: If so I might become a drug addict

Zac: Once addicted to opiates, alcohol, or benzodiazepines, the body physically depends on continued doses and is at risk of harm or death if the drug is quit "cold turkey." Hospitals are able to dose people with opiates without lasting side effects because they wean their patients off of the drug with decreasing doses. Sometimes, this doesn't work, which can be seen in many reported cases of opiate addiction stemming from prescriptions. There also are plenty of Vietnam era veterans on the streets who are in need of help with substance abuse, so I'm not sure what makes that example a good one. This video works in relation to non- addictive drugs and habits, but fails to consider real pharmacology. The end of the video, however, does bring up great points about our mistreatment of drug abusers and the need for social change.

ElCheChe1010: Conclusion: Fuck Jail!

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