It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned, and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction which is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It seems manifestly true. Until I set off three and a half years ago on a 30,000-mile journey for my new book, to figure out what is really driving the drug war, I believed it too. But what I learned on the road is that almost everything we have been told about addiction is wrong, and there is a very different story waiting for us, if only we are ready to hear it. By Guest Writer Johann Hari
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