So often, it is a coping strategy that got out of hand
Addictions come in all shapes and sizes. Drugs, alcohol and gambling probably receive the most attention, particularly in the field of mental health, but emerging addictions, such as phone addictions, sugar addictions or social media addictions are creating a lot of distress for both the users and their families.
Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong
Johann Hari talks about his exploration into the depths of addiction as he tried to understand this issue, particularly as he had a few family members suffering from it.
His suggests that addiction is not about the drug, but about your cage, and proposes that the opposite to addiction is not sobriety, but connection.
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