Published on Oct 29, 2015

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple. This video is adapted from Johann Hari's New York Times best-selling book 'Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.' For more information, and to take a quiz to see what you know about addiction, go to Support us on Patreon so we can make more stuff: Get the music of the video here: An interactive version of this video: (works on mobile) Or follow us on social media or reddit: THANKS A LOT TO OUR LOVELY PATRONS FOR SUPPORTING US: T0T0S, Ryan OHoro, Matthieu de Canteloube, Vince, Thomas Shiels, Brian David Henderson, Jim Yang, Arnav Guleria, Clemens, Tahseen Mushtaque, Jochen, Vahur S, Harry, BurmansHealthShop, Nils Caspar, Holger Fassel, Jackson R Hanna, Pascal de Reuck, ByeongWook Lee, Guus Ketelings, Franko Papić, Thalia, Narat, Suchartsunthorn, Lorenz Zahn, Brian Aparicio, Jörg Vogelsang, Rashed Ali, Darwin Ranzone, Tyler Thornton, David Pfister, Han Saini, Ute Moll, Ioanna Bischinioti, Jenny Zhou, Vince Babbra. Avi Yashchin, Dan Cortes, Matt K, Phiroze Dalal, Marcelo Fernandes de Souza Filho, A La Mode, Tom Wardrop, Shawn Marincas, Pontus Attåsen, Paul, Marc Dumont, Robert McKone, Todd Binkley, Matthew von der Ahe, Thomas Russell, Erick, Vivek Kotecha, Artur Szczypta, Jeff Fellows, Daniel Duffee, Konstantin Shabashov, Tim drake, Mike Galles, Evgenia Yigitalieva, Vrm Vee Are Em, Timothy Noble Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong Help us caption & translate this video!

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Dustin Hotz
Really enjoy your videos bro. Thanks so much
Abril Martinez
How did rick get into the video oh yeah he can teleport to other dimensonse
Lily Carter
There was a Rick and Morty rerfence.
Tuấn Hải
K Jugs
Kindly show this to the Philippine president please.
Steven Osborne
@Kurzgesagt make a video on POST TRAUMATIC STRESS in the brain of veterans and why opioid pills that the VA hands out are not the answer !!!
Steven Osborne
@Kurzgesagt make a video on POST TRAUMATIC STRESS in the brain of veterans and why opioid pills that the VA hands out are not the answer !!!
Valeria López
I think that education and mental health play a big role here too
Derpyloz68 The Animator
3:03 But if you go back to your nice home with your friends and your family and a TARDIS THAT YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE WITH, its the equivalent of being taken out of that first cage, and put into a device that CAN GO ANYWHERE AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT
wild videos
Nice vd thnkkks
Akanksha Shukla
i love this vid
NaomiWazHere YT
We actually learned this at school when i was grade 5 like about addiction
THIS! That's why we have to legalize and socialize, not criminalize and abandon
zi-yo gaming
This is true addiction is the drug that the skin provides don't ever put it off like it does not exist ( because that's what I did ) take it to god and ask for spiritual healing its what I done and ever since that happened I've been doing better
dai dai
so if elderly people who live alone use diamorphine, they'll become drug addicts?
Banana Bread
This was soo interesting
Irøn babuå
this video should by watched by every teen on earth before they start the life.
When Kurzgesagt said, “The opposite of addiction is connection,” I thought of having a girlfriend.
Ninja Crackpot
Lonely? Most people know this things from social, their addicted friends!
Ninja Crackpot
Then explain the drugs party!
and thats all because rich people control these circumstances to destabilze us
tushar k3ya
Best vedio
Saiprasad Duduka
any Rick fans watch @ 1:15
Farah Elmalik
Kahung Chim
I am curious will harm reduction makes more people wants to try drugs?
호박이 집사다은
사람들의 친한사람 수가 줄어들고 집 면적은 커진다는 것이 너무 슬펐어요. 저도 핸드폰 사용시간을 줄이고 그 시간에 할머니와의 대화를 늘려야겠어요!!
Allan Arabit
1:14 is that rick?
Pianics ROBLOX
1:15 rick and morty
This is a really nice video, even though i have no addiction except for sleeping pills. I would like to quote It in my thesis.
There is a certain physical aspect to addiction, but yes, social pressures have a MASSIVE influence.
Logan Andrews
I’m addicted.. to saying the N word
Shah Hassan
So why don't more people know about this?
Amanda Glück
This addresses so many important points.
Nicholas Caroleo
I just don’t get how the Vietnam vets didn’t go through withdrawals ?
Don't Subscribe!
Too much detail...
All of you are addicts. But I am stronger.Im not addicted to breathing.
Ivan Giancaspro
Is necesity an illusion
Future Gamer
jack Purdham
Nub 201
Juan Cruz
Omg this shit just open my mind
This makes 100% sense
Binge-watching your videos... Amazing content you have here... 😇
That depressed guy
I'm addicted to my crush who doesen't love me back... :(
Cruster Master
Why am eddicted for watching these videos
Juan Felipe Martínez
All can be resume with this: "The opposite of addiction is not sobriety; the opposite of addiction is connection"
Im going to call BULLSHIT !!! Wish it was as clean cut and dried as you seem to say here , but its not even close to the reality :(
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