How To Overcome Any Addiction

So how exactly does one overcome addiction? The most common mistake that we tend to make when trying to quit whenever it is that we’re addicted to is that we try to quit cold turkey. We say alright I swear from this moment on I will no longer smoke; I will no longer look at pornography, I will never look for another quick fix. Whatever it is, the vast majority of people often find themselves relapsing, giving in and starting back at square one. Why does it seem so impossible? Well, the answer lies in an experiment they conducted in the seventies. So during the 70’s scientists put rats in cages with two sources of water, regular water and water spiked with cocaine. They observe that these rats would eventually get hooked on the cocaine water to the point where they keep drinking it until the overdosed and died. A couple of years later, another group of scientists conducted a study where instead of putting rats into cages by themselves, they put them into an entirely different environment. They call it the rat park. Rat Park had tons of space. There were tons of things that rats love; grass, toys and most importantly of all there were other rats. And at rat park, they had the same water setup, regular water and water spiked with cocaine. To their surprise,...

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