Everything You Know About Addiction Is Probably Wrong — Here’s The Truth

by 5 years ago

What causes addiction? Many people would answer that drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple. Maybe it’s our lives, or lack of them, that really cause addiction.

Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong explains how people don’t necessarily get addicted to drugs but more “the feeling” of being on drugs — or any addiction– and those feelings are the ones that mask the pain from something else. In other words, you’re not really addicted to checking your cell phone but you’re addicted to the feeling that people are trying to contact you via text, Twitter and Snapchat because no one is trying to contact you in real life.

A special thanks to lab rats for showing us the way and choosing banging over getting high.

Chris Illuminati is a 5-time published author and recovering a**hole who writes about running, parenting, and professional wrestling.