Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong

Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.

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Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong

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20 Responses

  1. Steven Aarons says:

    Woah this video is really mind changing tbh epically the end

  2. Sue Jefferson says:


  3. Red Blue says:

    Where’s the Tardis?

  4. Four Eyes says:

    What if you snort with friends?

  5. Steven9x0 says:

    The images in this video literally made me faint! Could you please add a
    warning message to the video next time you do that?

  6. rockrulez1234 says:

    There are some good points in this video, but there are some flaws aswell.
    There is chemical addiction and there are other drugs besides heroin and
    this video might suggest that they are all the same. And they could be
    cured, but that is not the case there are drugs altering the way you brain
    into pschyosis and from this point there is a hard way back not just
    ratland and some may never come back to being able to have a happy life. I
    worked with some of these people and 25 year olds seeing no hope in their
    life, not being able to live alone is no fun. Fuck (some) drugs.

  7. Apex says:

    But sluts are not okay though

  8. Jack Carroll says:

    For a good follow-up video, check out Extra Credits’ series on Game
    Addiction (or, more accurately, Game Compulsion). It covers quite a few of
    the topics here, and provides perspective from someone who used to suffer
    from it.
    I would highly recommend watching both this video and their series if you
    are interested.
    Everything you make has been consistently awesome. You are some really cool
    people, In a Nutshell :)

  9. MrMultigamesforyou says:

    great video!

  10. Lucas Furseth says:

    crying with rage and happiness at the same time. Thank you thank you thank
    you for this!

  11. Claudio Sepúlveda Huerta says:

    Amazing video!

  12. OrganicStuff1 says:

    I’m depressed and never want to get cocaine

  13. mekman4 says:

    I couldn’t agree more. Thanks!

  14. Andrew Sutton says:

    Oh shit! I don’t have any friends. :(

  15. desertraven says:

    Easily one of your best videos ever. But I probably think that because of
    my personal connection to the topic.

  16. Ramiro M. says:

    T-t-t-this is just Sloppy craftsmanship 1:14

  17. 666unknowndevil666 says:

    To anybody seriously saying that this video proves we should legalize drugs
    or that drugs don’t have any bad effects, you completely missed the point.
    This video is about the importance of social interactions and having many
    different outlets to experience joy and pleasure that aren’t detrimental to
    your health. It’s talking about how this aspect of addiction is overlooked
    by society and simplified to a “drugs are addictive and need to be stopped”
    initiative rather than a need for better social connectivity (that isn’t
    purely digital), which extends to other societal issues like other
    addictive sources (video games, food, etc.) and the prison system.

  18. paul carberry says:

    Wow this is the greatest thing I’ve seen all month. Thanks guys, you really
    hit the nail on the head with this one!

  19. Joel Melesini says:

    Very powerful video with a great message! But I have a question, does
    addiction according to the old theory exist too? Like from caffeine which
    has little to do with your emotional / psychological / social state?

  20. Landon James says:

    i like how you added the crazy scientist from rick and morty