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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 www.chasingthescream.com Support us on Patreon so we can make more stuff: https://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt?ty=h Get the music of the video here: https://soundcloud.com/epicmountain/addiction https://epicmountainmusic.bandcamp.com/track/addiction An interactive version of this video: http://www.addiction.mobydigg.de (works on mobile) Or follow us on social media or reddit: http://kurzgesagt.org https://www.reddit.com/r/kurzgesagt https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://twitter.com/Kurz_Gesagt 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! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
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April Brown (2 hours ago)
So like, everyone who has an addiction: Let's be friends
Mickey The maltipoo (7 hours ago)
Well It seems like I'll be on drugs forever 😢😱😂🤔
Sarah Nicole (10 hours ago)
Jerry Mouse (13 hours ago)
You keep saying "Me" That ain't me. It's this corrupt ass system and government.
anonymous (13 hours ago)
I can see people with good connections and happy families and still falling into addiction. This theory is far too simplistic.
Alien FromSpace (17 hours ago)
Actually... this video says that prescription grade opiates administered by a dr does not result in addiction and this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m sure rat park is a thing, but it’s dangerous to suggest that opiates administered by a dr will not result in addiction. Prescription opiates are the biggest gateway drugs around.
Kyle Stewart (17 hours ago)
Another left tilt, thank you for staying true to your communistic “unbiased” scientific approach. Funny 😆 I can’t find any right wing point of views in your videos... it’s crazy how your scientific unbiased approach only produces left wing information. Crazy. It’s almost like... everything on the right is so wrong that it could never appear on your scientific approach channel because they are so ignorant and dumb that it could never make it ripple in the water here because this is completely the truth and clearly socialistic leanings on the backs of society is the way to go. Point to the successful communist country which outpaces America in freedom and opportunity and I shall gladdly suggest we follow suit. However technology has not reached the point in which we should even consider the way to go is relatively nothing to the ecosystem. However you don’t mention we are a grand way off from such endeavors because the point of( and popularity of this channel and similar channels is due to the purpose of to the speaking of the necessity of the imminence of the power of the left) this is to preach the radiance of socialism. But... who am I? And who are you? But two voices, one cut into and one that leads to a certain cliff
Ilay Ert (18 hours ago)
Gulten Turkmen (23 hours ago)
in 1.99 Or 2.00 Why did you say sex thats gross and its a bad word
Zak Roussos (1 day ago)
Anyone notice that rick from rick and morty????
RFI-Crypto Lab (1 day ago)
I suffered for years. I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey but I turned myself around.
Adam Trott (1 day ago)
Rick and Morty reference before it was cool
DiscoveryDen (1 day ago)
I'm addicted to this YouTube channel..
Who_Bob (1 day ago)
I would say based on this video, I am an internet addict (ie. Can spend 18h on the internet, If I have the chance). But perhaps I am different. Different in a sense that I don't need to be sociable to be happy, ie. I am perfectly fine a day alone at home doing things, that if I have to quit internet for 1 day or 2 I would be just fine, I do work full time with a long time commute and any sort of medical or herbal drugs doesn't appeal to me in the absolute slightest nor even the curiosity of it. I am not even rich, and I feel like I live a happy life.
Adam Johnson (1 day ago)
If god exists its fucking me! -Rick Sanchez
Vineeth Kutty (1 day ago)
Rick sanchez?
mirna na (2 days ago)
No!!! Wrong! Only 5% of people who are the addictive personality.refSNP) rs11060736 of CC has highly addictive personality than other people. This is totally about the gene!
Migos Are Trash (2 days ago)
This is so funny because I watch porn, smoke weed, play ps4 and I'm on my phone for 11 hours a day lmao my top 4 addictions in my life rn and to top it all off I still live at my parents house 😂 any tips on how to stop all 4 addictions? I'm 20 btw
Tristin Day (2 days ago)
What happen to the name?
Matthew Trudeau (2 days ago)
This video, like all your videos, is so digestible, forward thinking and enjoyable to watch. Im proud to be a subscriber and look forward to all the other magnificent insights you’ll have to offer in the future. (Standing ovation)
virtual youtuber (2 days ago)
so that's why low income neighborhoods get hit with drugs and it works
Token King (2 days ago)
Im very uncomfortable with the way he pronounces cocaine
Laquivia Hand (2 days ago)
Thank you for this video.. quite educational.
FireArcher (2 days ago)
why was there rick from rick and morty
Michael Corcoran (2 days ago)
Whay was rick there
honk honk (3 days ago)
we live in a society
Flokar Josh (3 days ago)
This guys content ir gold
Abby W (3 days ago)
lol Reddit
12 12 (3 days ago)
But,... I♥️ Reddit
Wes James (3 days ago)
Love the videos, made a small donation keep up the good work!
jono34692 (3 days ago)
te re chuparia el pito amigo SOS EL PUTO AMO violame duramente por favor xD :V :)
Belzhub * (3 days ago)
This video is absolutely genius 💎💎💎💎
Emma Jamieson (3 days ago)
So, let me get this straight? Boredom causes addiction? One second 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Shushwh Augshwhsyw (4 days ago)
Duterte must watch this
M- Nice (4 days ago)
How about withdrawals.
Terry Moose (4 days ago)
Drugs are bad mmmmkay?
miss misanthropist (4 days ago)
i see
Government LAB (4 days ago)
'In a Nutshell?' What the fuck? This is not a 'In a Nutshell'. This is just a poor claim that is not realistic. You really want everyone to be happy? pay $100 a month to the poor. But when everyone goes to the money issue, keeps mouth shut. Because, you all think like this, 'I like the world to be happy, but I do not want to spend my money on it.' Even the people who made this video. Yes, that's why we can not be happy, and this video is useless. Welcome to the real world.
Ludvig Liljeqvist (4 days ago)
I like how reddit is presented as its own entire addiction
Tim Wagner (4 days ago)
Wait... Reddit?
Sebk 339 (4 days ago)
This may be late but caught the Rick and Morty reference
Alf:e (5 days ago)
YungX Games (5 days ago)
QcumberHershey (5 days ago)
So that's why Switzerland works...
Lunati q (5 days ago)
Lol rick and morty
Alan Fung (5 days ago)
Basically, "Addicted people are just alone."
Ethan White (5 days ago)
Wtf many many people get addicted from opiates and opioids from doctors.
el tio nazul (5 days ago)
Ustedes son unos héroes... Magníficos....
Brynn Evans (5 days ago)
This turned out more beautiful and touching than expecting well done
Jesse1361 (5 days ago)
How can so many people be addicted to sigarets?
TazWalvez 2 (5 days ago)
Me just rewatching this made me relise rick sas there xd
Jake Lotty (5 days ago)
I’m addicted to Hentai
Soraj Gurjar (5 days ago)
very very very beautifull super beautifull and nice video
Soraj Gurjar (5 days ago)
very very very beautifull super beautifull and nice video
Emerald Wolf (6 days ago)
I did a 3 page essay on this topic about 6 hours ago. Wtf
hydrargyrum mercury (6 days ago)
maybe i should bond with sulfur to make red pigment instead of mercuric chloride
Great video!!!
Gaming Gamer (6 days ago)
Is Fortnite considered a Addiction
Ceedriic (6 days ago)
Ohhhhhhh so that's why I'm on this device 70% of my life...
mindlesstube (6 days ago)
We are addicted to feeling good. If we are put in a situation say a cage where where are only option of feeling good is a drug we will be addicted too it. So point being is this video still shows we will always be addicted too feeling good, its just the difference is how healthy are options are as to what makes us feel good to get are fix of feeling good.
A Wimpyman (6 days ago)
so heroine is ok then right?
Sekai Yukki (6 days ago)
I'm addicted to Kurzgesagt videos
Jon Doe (6 days ago)
I'm not sure I buy this. Seems a little woo to me.
Chasie-Poo (6 days ago)
So friendship can solve the "War on Drugs." Sounds like the best My Little Pony episode ever
Andrew s (12 minutes ago)
Having relationships with family, friends, and intimate partners can provide insulation from addiction and criminal behavior but the more alone someone is, the less insulation they have. Why would you do drugs when you could be hanging out with family and friends at the park? But if you don't have those family and friends, doing addictive things is a lot easier.
Ashton Carter (6 days ago)
Awwww, that was heartwarming.
Billy Coda (6 days ago)
Yeah, yeah, we all saw Rick. But, did you see the _Tardis?_
İvan Official (6 days ago)
Nirmit Mishra (6 days ago)
Cool video, but no one can fix this problem.
kayden gamer (6 days ago)
Kohei Night (6 days ago)
when ur addicted to homework
Ian Alejandro xd (6 days ago)
Este video es Sensacional!!!
kirtil5 (6 days ago)
kurzgesagt videos in a nutshell: you all probably know of this thing, and heres how it works, except it doesnt work that way
Darth Vader (6 days ago)
I regret not knowing this channel till now.
Grummpy McNuggets- (6 days ago)
I watched only for Rick
Arne Dopudja (6 days ago)
But I much rather smoke cigarettes when im having fun with friends, and they don't appeal to me as much when alone. Hmmm.
dannypeck666 (6 days ago)
reddit isnt addictive..... *checks reddit*
TSEAMEACNATR (6 days ago)
Farzan Farooq (6 days ago)
what about smoking?
TheDatok90 (7 days ago)
was that granpa Rick???
DARK sorcerer (7 days ago)
My addiction is definitely porn
tommy1lung (7 days ago)
what if the people you want to bond with are themselves addicts?
SidGamer777 (7 days ago)
What if all school teachers teach like this ?
Lil' X (7 days ago)
Music is my DRUG... DJ is my dealer
Paolo M. (7 days ago)
I've been repeating this and showing to my friends cus my country is committing genocide my killing drug addicts.
Noeleen Pisani (7 days ago)
ive been on methadone most of my life and this is the first sencable vid ive seen about drug addiction . thank you
ugiosmart 568 (7 days ago)
Sadnehs (7 days ago)
I'm not super confident in the theories this video presents. But it isn't exactly a way-out-there idea to say that isolation would lead to some sort of vice dependence.
Checking your cellphone Pornography Video Games *REDDIT* Gambling or Cocaine
Shawn Myrelle (7 days ago)
Idk... Using heroin in a foreign jungle where you may have to kill someone and the likelihood of death increases still may not be a good time to do heroin.
Tima Rawnap (7 days ago)
This was best! The video gave me a lot of answers to all my question! Thanks kurzgesagt. We love you! ❤
Julio Salguero (7 days ago)
Rick and morty
Kelly Kirk (7 days ago)
I am a recovering addict. This is a load of crap. The very first statement is incorrect. It does NOT take 20 days to get addicted to Heroin. It takes 1 TIME! This is stupid and not based on fact at all.
Fatal Reaction (2 days ago)
No iv been addicted myself to it and iv met people that have used heroin occasionally and it does not take one time. That's some war on drugs bullshit. Sure some people can like the feeling so much that they continue it but that's the same for any addictive substance. Iv known people who used it on the weekend for months and some of them stopped and never thought about it again and others did continue using it more and more. You do have to use it for an extended time to become physically addicted to it though. You are not going to take it once and wake up in withdrawals the next day.
Jocelyn Cavan (7 days ago)
i think im addicted to internet..🤤
Neko Saiyajin (7 days ago)
Im addicted to weed and videogames. Dont intend on stopping either of those. Ever.
Humberto Amorim (7 days ago)
Can I still do drugs with my friends? I really enjoy it
The Patch Work Hoax (7 days ago)
Wow, and we are putting people in damn rehab.
di mention (7 days ago)
and so that's why usa lost the Vietnam war  fricken junkies
Klaus Nieto (7 days ago)
To this vids
Trey Songhurst (7 days ago)
Crazy how a cartoon video about addiction can give you goosebumps
iFyroAQW (7 days ago)

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