This is quite a brilliant explanation of addiction by Dr Gabor Maté. The video originates from Omega Point, which “is a series of eye-opening, thought-provoking and educational videos and posters. The purpose of the project is raising awareness and making people think about subjects that they don’t usually think about.”
As a recovering addict myself, I found this short video quite brilliant. I need to watch it again :) I’m enjoying successful recovery and I am still learning new ways of understanding addiction, I probably always will…. anyway, I think the second half of the video you’ll find is about so much more than just addiction.