Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Cause(s) of Addiction?

Today at the ‘office’ the subject of addiction came up in conversation. The specifics related to tobacco, as opposed to any other substance however; addiction has a relevance to all manner of substance and for that matter, even some behaviours to an extent.

I have always believed that many so-called ‘addictions’ are more the result of habit and/or peer pressure, often compounded by ambient circumstances and social factors. It appears I’m not alone with that assumption…

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned — and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments… The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Thinkhttp://huff.to/1J4GOXv

What are your thoughts on ‘addiction’ and even more importantly, as a society, are we doing enough to combat the issues… Correctly?