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Video: What causes drug addiction?

, by San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Why do many people get addicted to heroin use recreationally, but none to diamorphine (medical heroin)—when it’s given in a hospital for treatment? Why is it so hard to quit using drugs—and what’s the solution for people who want to quit? These compelling questions, and more, are touched on in a compelling video created by Kurzgesagt in collaboration with Johann Hari, author of the book Chasing the Scream.

Watch the video—and see if it changes your view of substance abuse, drugs, addiction and dependency.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao8L-0nSYzg

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Video screenshot by Kurzgesagt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.”

San Francisco AIDS Foundation provides empathetic, supportive care for people who would like to change their relationship to substances and/or reduce the harm that substances cause in their lives. Join a drop-in group or enroll in structured program with the Stonewall Project.

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