Another great read. The way American goes about things is so wrong.
Hat tip to Pete’s Politics and Variety.
In the first book, he argued that drug addiction is not mainly a chemical dependency; it is an escape from pain and misery. In the second, he argued that depression is not mainly a result of a chemical imbalance, it is a reaction to pain and misery.
The answer to both addiction and depression, Hari believes, is to enable people to fulfill their basic needs, material and psychological.
Late last year he was in Brazil, promoting the Portuguese-language version of Lost Connections, and did a wide-ranging interview with Glenn Greenwald about addiction, depression and drug policy.
The most interesting part, to me, starts at about the 38…
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