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Connections between Addiction, Depression, Policy, and Modern Life [Johann Hari + Glenn Greenwald / Intercept]

December 17, 2018

Excellent video interview [45 mins] with author Johann Hari. Well worth it.

Recorded in Brazil but also directly relevant to the US, Greenwald and Hari talk about addiction and depression, atomization of modern society and widespread psychology of discontent, social media functioning as  a substitute for those factors missing in people prone to depression and addiction, drug policy and drug-war, how they impact right-wing politics in places such as the US or Brazil, and how since the early 2000’s, some other countries have a more successful policy model which dramatically reduced crime and harm from drug addiction.

Link:

https://theintercept.com/2018/12/02/watch-addiction-depression-the-opioid-epidemic-what-are-they-telling-us-a-discussion-with-johann-hari/

Plug for books by author: ‘Chasing the Scream‘ and ‘Lost Connections

 

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