John Hari has written an interesting article about addictions and the war on drugs. He argues that the cause of addiction is not drugs alone, but a combination of drugs and the circumstances of the drug user. He points to studies that used laboratory rats and cocaine to show that cocaine was addictive. He concludes that the war on drugs has not been effective, and that a new approach to addictions is necessary.
Check out the article on the Huffington Post: click here