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Integration 6 Addiction is a Way of Adapting to Dislocation Historical Evidence and 8 Addiction is a Way of Adapting to Dislocation The Myth of the Demon DrugsActually that last chapter is worth the price of the book We have been taught to assume that addiction is an entirely personal failing This is seen as common sense in our society in fact up to the point where the idea that it could someone challenging the idea of personal responsibility for addiction seems like someone is just being perverse or contrary If we have any sort of free will at all and if free will means anything at all then surely the ability to reject becoming addicted is an exercise in free will just as becoming addicted to a substance or to love or to work or to sex or to going to the gym or to seeking praise surely these addictions are also an exercise of choice If personal responsibility is to mean anything at all then surely addiction as sad a fact as it might be but surely addiction is due to our own failings as addictsThis book doesn t argue that we are completely devoid of free will but it does stress that we are social creatures that addiction is a complex idea and that all of the causes of addiction that seek to find its source in the individual have proven to be remarkably ineffective at solving addiction something of a hint that something complicated is going on I ve really learnt so much from this book Did you know that the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous was not only an alcoholic but basically killed himself via his impressive nicotine addiction something he only pretended to give up even while dragging around an oxygen tank to help him with is breathing Or that he was also addicted to sex something that made his life with his wife a misery I m not judging him that s really not my intention but the point is that he is probably the world s best known exponent of the idea that addictions are due to personal responsibility and choice you know the drill My name is Trevor and I am an alcoholic and the twelve step plan which is almost a clich now That said and as successful as these have been over the years there were obviously other addictions in this guy s life that were hardly making his life one of abundant joy and yet he was unable to exercise his will power to rid himself those habits even if he never drank again Actually it is worse than that still Apparently he begged for a drink on his death bed he was never out of the clutches of his addictionThere is a point in this where the author uotes some figure let s say it was 20% as the success rate of religious organisations such as temperance organisations or the Salvation Army in curing addictions And while he definitely doesn t scoff at such success he does point out that this 20% isn t of all addicted people but rather 20% of those who come to the organisation seeking assistance from them for their addiction He also points out that some of those people might have just stopped anyway I stopped smoking without a 12 point plan for example All the same such success is obviously better than nothing but it also could hardly be said to have cured the worldAnother way we have sought to cure addiction is by removing temptation also known as the war on drugs Does anyone think that this has been a success in any sense I mean you could hardly say that drug use has dropped since the war on drugs started In fact it has gone through the roof in that time You could hardly say that drug use might have been higher if we hadn t been aggressive in pursue of this war what sort of evidence would that reuire And you also can t even say that the war has pushed up the price of drugs It would be hard to make up a comprehensive failure of policy to achieve its ends than this war has proven The author s point is that a large part of the reason for the failure of these means to combat addiction is the simple fact that they are tackling the wrong problem The problem of addiction isn t a lack of will power on behalf of the drug addict although as an ex smoker I can tell you that it certainly felt like that at the time but rather that addiction is a rational response by humans to their feelings of social dislocationLike I said above the chapter on the historical evidence for this is a very important read The most interesting part of that was the information on China Apparently opium had been used in China for a very long time but it became a major problem when western powers started shipping it into the country as a way to overcome their trade imbalance China sought to regulate the flow of opium and Britain sent in the gun boats since the East India Company was raising a large slice of its income from the sale of opium to Chinese addicts Anyway the bit to notice here isn t just the evils of colonialism true as that is but that when China had been a place that wasn t being visited by the horrors of market society there were very few opium addicts there And this was true despite there being opium But once Chinese society became dysfunctional that was when opium addiction became rampant Opium addiction then can be seen as self medication for a people damaged by the imposition of markets that destroy their integrated mode of lifeHe says that the Chinese Revolution was remarkable for almost entirely eradicating opium addiction and it achieved this not by the severity of its punishments against addicts but rather by the level of social integration that occurred after the revolution He says there was a real sense that everyone was in this thing together and despite the horrors that were about to befall them due to the Cultural Revolution people generally felt like they belonged within the society and this helped reduce rates of addiction Rates that would stay low until the 1980s and the introduction of Market SocialismHe certainly doesn t see the introduction of socialism as a panacea for all addiction In fact the Soviet Union clearly had problems with alcohol addiction throughout its history But what he certainly does do is say that the main cause of addiction everywhere is social dislocation and that capitalism could well be defined as a system that dislocates people As such it could best be understood as an addiction producing machineA lot of this book then is dedicated to supporting that hypothesis that addiction is caused by our social structure and the dislocating impact it has on people And he doesn t exactly skimp on the evidence for this The book has endless endnotes at the end of each chapter and some of these are some of the best parts of the bookAs I said this book is full of things I knew nothing at all about one was about the author of Peter Pan dear god what a terribly sad life If you ever wanted a biographical example to go with Phillip Larkin s This Be The Verse then this be the story The most interesting thing was his explanation of the problems with tests that seem to show that mammals will take drugs if they are available on tap in much the way that the mother in Brave New World kills herself with Soma The idea is that if you put rats in a cage and allow them the choice between water and morphine they will take the morphine in ever increasing doses up to and beyond the point where it will ruin their lives and this is seen as proof that mammals are drug addicts in waitingBut the author was involved in a fascinating twist to this experiment What they don t really tell you about the first experiment is that the rats are alone in the cage Rats are social animals and being alone is traumatic to social animals you can try this yourself if you are of a mind to They also don t mention that the rats might have a huge tube sticking out of themselves That is that these are literally lab rats they are literally living through a Renascence vision of hell that even Dante would grimace at That these rats might choose the pain relief of morphine if it is available hardly seems surprising But this is where the story gets interesting They then put the two drinking containers in another cage this time rat heaven rather than rat hell Where the rats had friends and stuff to do and have hopes and dreams and novels to read and cups of tea to drink or whatever it is rats do in rat heaven and the rats then avoided the morphine They didn t want or need to blank out the world rather they wanted to experience it with their full awarenessThe author points out that too many of our addiction cures only release you from one addiction by hooking you onto another one Give up gin for god or give up sex for work He believes that the real cure for addiction in all of its forms is becoming socially engaged The last chapter discusses what you can do to become socially engaged in a lot of depth and he also provides examples of what people have done and the movements they have formed for precisely that His main point is that we are all addicted to consumer capitalism and it is killing us every single one of us If we live though this time and there is certainly no guarantee we will then the people in the future are going to look at us as if we were walking about in a kind of madness and they will be totally right But as he says we are captive to the power of those who control our media and who make a profit from our being convinced that we always need and we can never have enoughThe sooner we learn that this is the insanity of our age and that the time has come to help build a rational society the better One Life on my review Harleuin Romantic Suspense April 2019 Box Set of Lost Connections and provided this link I I Am Intelligent often feel especially when a link is to a long read that I m about to be getting into something that is going to be hardly relevant to the review I ve written The Anxious Bench Antichrist the Sermon Catholic Unity or anything I m even slightly interested in But I clicked Trouwboekje on the link with a full measure Ganamos el partido of trepidation and started reading It uickly became clear that I was 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