Interviews

13: Batman’s Bad Call

This is the story of a scientist who discovered the biggest cause of addiction, in a startling experiment that blew my mind, and I suspect will blow yours. The real cause of addiction is not what we have been told it is, by our teachers and our governments, for one hundred years. His name is Professor Bruce Alexander.

This is Bruce recalling something he asked his dad as a kid:

This is Bruce recalling his dad’s response:

This is Bruce recalling what one of his students asked him about drug withdrawal:

This is Bruce recalling the response of an addict he invited to address his class:

This is Bruce recalling the words of another of his students, who believed drugs hijack the brain:

This is Bruce discussing the Rat Park experiment:

This is Dean Wilson, a recovering addict who knows Bruce and Gabor, succinctly summarizing addiction

This is Bruce explaining that he didn’t get what he was discovering at first:

This is Bruce recalling what a client told him:

This is Bruce recalling what he said next:

This is Bruce explaining that some people would rather be a junkie than have no identity at all:

This is Bruce explaining another facet of addiction:

This is Bruce recalling the words of another addict:

This is Robert DuPont, the scientist who founded the National Institute of Drug Abuse for Richard Nixon, appearing not to have heard of Bruce’s discoveries:

This is Robert DuPont talking about what factors he does think are important:

This is Robert DuPont saying the idea of addiction as ‘mental slavery’ is a flawed analogy:

This is Robert DuPont agreeing brain hijacking is not a good analogy:

This is Dr Carl Hart – one of the most distinguished neuroscientists working on the effects of drugs – explaining the approach of the scientists who believe addiction is a form of ‘brain hijacking’:

This is him elaborating:

This is Bruce Alexander explaining his shock at discovering his new theory of addiction:

This is Bruce explaining what he thought would happen after his discovery:

This is Bruce explaining how it affected him that Rat Park was ignored:

This is Bruce explaining how the modern age causes addiction:

This is Gabor explaining the relationship between consumerism and addiction:

This is Gabor explaining the difference between what we’re told about addiction and the reality:

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