Great TED Talks for Addiction

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Johann Hari: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

Johan Hari, the bestselling author, sheds new light on the well-known subject of addiction. Through personal experiences and relevant questioning, he discusses the applicability and success of current treatments for addiction and the treatment received by addicts today.

Michael Botticelli: Addiction is a disease. We should treat it like one

Have you ever thought about how addicts are treated in modern society? Michael Botticelli, the director of National Drug Control Policy during the Obama administration, passionately argues that the negative manner with which people view addiction is erroneous and that addiction should be viewed as an epidemic and treated like so.

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Ethan Nadelmann: Why we need to end the War on Drugs

In this TED Talk, Ethan Nadelmann, founder of the nonprofit Drug Policy Alliance, delivers a compelling speech on the manners on which the War on Drugs has failed, and why intelligent regulation is a much more viable and humane path.

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