Recently I posted a quote from John Hari on addiction.   See it here.  I’ve also updated the post to include the video below as well.  What is detailed in this TED talk is idea that we should punish and isolate addicts from society.  This idea, according to Hari is about 100 years old and also, more importantly completely wrong.

The methodology we base the current “War on Drugs” and how we treat people who are addicted is based on poor experimental design.  When we control for environmental factors – addiction mostly disappears.

This TED talk was too important to bury in an update of an old blog post.  So please enjoy John Hari and his important ideas on addiction.