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 Think

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