Our first discussion assignment for the semester asked you to comment on the following quotes from Johann Hari’s TED Talk (2015): “Almost everything we know about addiction is wrong.” “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it’s connection.”
In the closing pages of Chasing the Scream, Hari (2015) states: “The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. It’s connection. If you are alone, you cannot escape addiction. If you are loved, you have a chance.” (p. 299)
Please review your initial post from Week 1. Have your thoughts on the topic changed? Have they stayed the same?
Please share your current thoughts on the topic, using what you’ve learned from the course to support your point of view.