Everything You Know About Addiction is Wrong
What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.
Most of the stories I have heard in treatment groups and meeting halls have revolved around bad relationships, loss of relationships, family pain, mistrust and abuse of those close to us and the like. It all revolves around those connections. It is not just being alone, but also abandoned or the thoughts of suffering through these relationships. Positive relationships, positive self-affirmation, and self-realization have become the key to many addicts toward a successful recovery. Connection to the Higher Power as 12 Steps programs focus on, is yet another one of these connections. The is also focused on connections.