Do we need to rethink addiction?

We wanted to share two videos on addiction. The first we found so simple and clear. The second, simple again, yet moving.

Addiction specialist and author Gabor Maté says dealing with past trauma may be the key to breaking addiction. He says:

“Addiction is not a choice anybody makes, it’s a response to emotional pain.”

Russell Kerman, 48, a recovering alcoholic sits down with Thomas Delaney, a former drug addict, to talk about their experiences with addiction. Russell says:

“Nobody wants to be an addict. Most people get into addiction to block things out. To hide from things.”