The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think | Johann Hari

A depressing environment causes addiction, and the Drug War causes depressing environments.

“While all the rats who were alone and unhappy became heavy users, none of the rats who had a happy environment did…(After Vietnam) 95% of the addicted soldiers simply stopped…Since total decriminalization (in Portugal), addiction has fallen, and injecting drug use is down by 50%”

Source: The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think | Johann Hari

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