Addiction and the Rat Park experiments [Animation]

What causes drug addiction? We think the answer is obvious. But journalist Johann Hari discovered that there's more to it.

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In the video above, MinuteVideos presents a summary of the Rat Park experiments that took place in the 1970’s and the cause of addiction.

It was produced with the consent of Johann Hari, the author of the book “Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs”. Johann Hari has seen our current methods to treat addiction 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.

Johann Hari recently gave a Global TEDtalk we included below.

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