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Bewitched, Bedevilled, Possessed, Addicted

“Burning accused witches during the witch hunts may thus be compared to destroying confiscated whisky during Prohibition”
— Thomas Szasz.[1]

In this presentation I will expose you to a way of thinking that tries to work toward a completely different scientific understanding of a behaviour that is now lumped under one vague definition, addiction. In cases of ‘addiction’ to drugs and alcohol, the substance is seen as the cause of the behaviour we call addiction.

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