Dr. Cali Estes: Is Lack of Human Connection the Root Cause of Addiction?
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Everything You Thought You Knew About Addiction Is Wrong.
New video brings attention to 1970s research
What causes addiction? Most of us think it’s drugs– which is true, to some extent.
experiments in the 1970s by famed professor of psychology Bruce Alexander reveal that more times than not, the real culprit in addiction is a lack of human connection. The people at “In A Nutshell” have created a powerful video that explains this curious relationship.
By building a lush and playful oasis called “Rat Park,” Alexander provided rats with colored balls, games, food, sexual partners, and two types of water: regular, and drug-laced water. As it turns out, the rats hardly chose the drug water, and if they tried it, they never overdosed.
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