Cynus Posted January 22, 2015 Report Share Posted January 22, 2015 This article is absolutely fascinating to me. I think this applies in more way than just drug addiction...From the article: "This gives us an insight that goes much deeper than the need to understand addicts. Professor Peter Cohen argues that human beings have a deep need to bond and form connections. It's how we get our satisfaction. If we can't connect with each other, we will connect with anything we can find - the whirr of a roulette wheel or the prick of a syringe. He says we should stop talking about 'addiction' altogether, and instead call it 'bonding'. A heroin addict has bonded with heroin because she couldn't bond as fully with anything else. So the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/the-real-cause-of-addicti_b_6506936.html Quote Link to comment
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