Most popular posts of 2015 – #2 – We all wish love was enough

This article, claiming to have discovered the long suppressed cause of addiction, has been making the rounds and has been recommended by a lot of people. Like a lot of things, it contains some truth but is not the Truth. People generally bring up rat park and returning Vietnam vets to advance 2 arguments. That you … Continue reading Most popular posts of 2015 – #2 – We all wish love was enough

Most popular posts of 2015 – #4 – Hari and the truth

Johann Hari is getting a new wave of attention after a recent TED talk. I'm not surprised he's getting so much attention. He's a great story teller with a compelling narrative. However, while is narrative does contain some important truths, he's just plain wrong about the cause of addiction. Over the next few days I … Continue reading Most popular posts of 2015 – #4 – Hari and the truth

Most popular posts of 2015 – #7 – “unintentionally comical” – Johann Hari’s Chasing the Scream

Seth Mnookin reviews Chasing the Scream and finds its review of the science troubling. (Previous post on Hari here.) The first tip-off that Hari might be in over his head comes when he describes how “a small band of dissident scientists” had uncovered the answers he was looking for after working “almost unnoticed, for several decades.” Hari … Continue reading Most popular posts of 2015 – #7 – “unintentionally comical” – Johann Hari’s Chasing the Scream

Why wasn’t my love enough?

This post was a followup to Seth Mnookin's review of Hari's book. It highlights one of the harms of misunderstanding addiction as a product of lack of connection, purpose and enriching environments. ================================================= Yesterday, I posted a link to Seth Mnookin's review of Chasing the Scream. Mnookin has been open about his addiction recovery for a … Continue reading Why wasn’t my love enough?

“unintentionally comical” – Johann Hari’s Chasing the Scream

Seth Mnookin reviews Chasing the Scream and finds its review of the science troubling. (Previous post on Hari here.) The first tip-off that Hari might be in over his head comes when he describes how “a small band of dissident scientists” had uncovered the answers he was looking for after working “almost unnoticed, for several decades.” Hari … Continue reading “unintentionally comical” – Johann Hari’s Chasing the Scream