[Marbles Lost and Found] S02 E01: Addiction: What Really Causes It

S02 E01: Addiction: What Really Causes It

23/07/2019 by IVM Podcasts

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‘The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it’s connection’. What really causes addiction? Is it a sign of loneliness? Are drugs the primary source of addiction? Hosts Zain Calcuttawala and Avanti Malhotra talk to Dr. Yusuf Merchant about addiction and how to cope with it. You can follow the Marbles Lost & Found Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/marbleslostandfound/ Note: The Marbles Lost & Found team strongly recommends seeking professional mental health treatment to anyone who feels they might need it. You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. Check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Listen Date: 2019-10-09

Notes:

  • This reflects what I read in Johann Hari’s piece from way back when, with a little further nuance of defining addiction as what you use to fill in the wounds of trauma, or the absence of feeling wanted, or defined.
  • Dr Yusuf Merchant sounded wonderfully grumpy and irascible, shading into bhaand uncle. What is there.
  • Oh, so it’s called cold turkey because you get goosebumps! TWIL.
  • But really, I just didn’t get the point of his cold turkey story. What exactly was he trying to say, that the guy felt that being cold turkey gave him an identity as an addict? Seems a bit of a leap to conclusions.

 

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