[Weekend Watch List] Despre supunerea pe care nu o poti controla

[Weekend Watch List] Despre supunerea pe care nu o poti controla

De la droguri la putere, de la iubire la ciocolata, de la tigari si alcool la heroina, de la Facebook la jocuri pe calculator. Nu scapa nimeni. Dependenta ia multe forme, dar unele dintre ele pot fi disimulate, chiar in calitati uneori. Si daca vorbim despre cea mai cunoscuta dintre ele si cea mai ingrozitoare, dependenta de droguri, nici acolo nu stau chiar atat de simplu ca in prejudecatile oamenilor. Observam asta chiar de la cel mai simplu pas in incercarea de a intelege, de la DEX.

DEPENDÉNȚĂ, dependențe, s. f. 1. Stare de subordonare, de supunere. ♦ 2. (Mat.) Relația dintre diferitele valori ale unei variabile cărora le corespund valori ale altei variabile. 3. Tulburare psihică manifestată prin lipsă de inițiativă, prin atașament total față de unele persoane. 4. Stare patologică datorată obișnuinței de a consuma alcool, stupefiante, medicamente. – Din fr. dépendance.

Lista de video-uri pentru weekendul acesta vorbeste despre aceasta supunere a oamenilor. De la gene la emotii, de la tragedie la supravietuire. Avem si un sfat de la un doctor canadian: "Find your nature and be nice to yourself."


Junkie author William S. Burroughs on heroin addiction: CBC Archives | CBC

In this clip from 1977, the renowned William S. Burroughs, the author of 'Naked Lunch' and 'Junkie', talks about his addiction to heroin. He says it didn't cause any real damage to his health and he has no regrets.


The Neuroscience of Addiction - with Marc Lewis

Neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes the case that addiction isn't a disease at all, although it has been recently branded as such.



 What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple. 



Are Drug Addicts Born Susceptible?

Half a person’s risk for developing drug addictions is linked to genetics—a higher percentage than conditions like cancer or high cholesterol. But the relationship between genes and addiction is complex, as Eric Nestler and Nora Volkow explain in this clip from the World Science Festival


Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.


The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power: Gabor Maté at TEDxRio+20

Canadian physician Gabor Maté is a specialist in terminal illnesses, chemical dependents, and HIV positive patients. Dr. Maté is a renowned author of books and columnist known for his knowledge about attention deficit disorder, stress, chronic illness and parental relations. His theme at TEDxRio+20 was addiction -- from drugs to power. From the lack of love to the desire to escape oneself, from susceptibility of the being to interior power -- nothing escapes. And he risks a generic and generous prescription: "Find your nature and be nice to yourself."


Alex Katehakis on Love Addiction (expert interview from "Love Addict")


Searching for love to escape ourselves | Hayley Quinn | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Love, sex and dating are often venerated as 'the ultimate goal of life'. However how much of our quest for love is about avoiding being with ourselves? About facing reality? About creating our own direction? And in running away from ourselves in love, do we ultimately avoid the work needed to return to selfhood that will actually bring us happiness.


#AskAnAddict - Fentanyl - Part 1

 Throughout 2015, illicit fentanyl has become a public health crisis across Alberta and many parts of Canada. We've reached out to an unusual partner to share the real truths behind fentanyl use in Calgary - Meet Reanne.


This Is What Happens to Your Brain on Opioids | Short Film Showcase 

Driven by opioid addiction, drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. 



The agony of opioid withdrawal — and what doctors should tell patients about it | Travis Rieder 

The United States accounts for five percent of the world's population but consumes almost 70 percent of the total global opioid supply, creating an epidemic that has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths each year. How did we get here, and what can we do about it? In this personal talk, Travis Rieder recounts the painful, often-hidden struggle of opioid withdrawal and reveals how doctors who are quick to prescribe (and overprescribe) opioids aren't equipped with the tools to eventually get people off the meds. 


The Way to Save Opioid Addicts | Moving Upstream

 Addiction experts are in wide agreement on the most effective way to help opioid addicts: Medication-assisted treatment. But most inpatient rehab facilities in the U.S. don’t offer this option. WSJ’s Jason Bellini reports on why the medication option is controversial, and in many places, hard to come by.


The Shadow of the Thalidomide Tragedy | Retro Report | The New York Times 

In the 1950s, thalidomide cut a wide swath of destruction across the world, leaving behind thousands of deformed infants, but that was only the beginning of the story. 


What is Kratom? Find out why the FDA says this herb is an opioid.

 Here's what you need to know about the unregulated herb called kratom.


The Australian ayahuasca debate - The Feed 

It's the hallucinogenic compound that's changing peoples lives, but could ayahuasca soon become legal in Australia? We take a look at the heated debate. 


Getting High Injecting Snake Venom

 We met with a guy who's been injecting himself with snake venom for 20 years and he looks better than ever. 


The Children of Agent Orange 

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago, but for many locals the effects of the conflict are felt every day. We investigate how the use of Agent Orange by American forces continues to impact Vietnamese children. 


Marijuana Minors

 Medical marijuana is legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia, but there are still use cases that are very controversial, like medical marijuana for children. Some claim it's a wonder drug for epilepsy, severe autism, and even to quell the harsh side effects of chemotherapy, while others decry pumping marijuana into still-growing bodies. We went to the small town of Pendleton, Oregon, where medical marijuana is legal, to visit Mykayla Comstock, an eight-year-old leukemia patient who takes massive amounts of weed to treat her illness.  


Crack Babies: A Tale From the Drug Wars | Retro Report | The New York Times

Retro Report: In the 1980s, many government officials, scientists and journalists warned that the country would be plagued by a generation of "crack babies." They were wrong. 



American Epidemic: The Nation's Struggle With Opioid Addiction

 In 2016, Wall Street Journal video journalists Robert Libetti and Adya Beasley chronicled the devastating impact of opioid abuse. This is the story of four families touched by the epidemic.


One Nation, Overdosed: Documentary On The Deadliest Drug Crisis In American History (Full) | MSNBC

 MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff examines the cause of the deadliest drug crisis in American history.


W5: Fentanyl crisis ruining lives in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

 W5 and Vice Canada team up for a special investigation into how Canada's opioid crisis has spread to smaller communities, slowly taking over the streets and overwhelming both users and the people trying to keep them alive.


Cheap and deadly: Inside Canada's opioid crisis

Our latest episode of Observers Direct takes a close look at fentanyl, the superdrug that is killing thousands of people every year in the US and Canada. We went to British Columbia with our Observers Jeremy and Keera to hear about it firsthand.


Heroin Holiday in the Czech Republic

Every August, while Europe's bankers, lawyers, and other desk jockeys shut off their phones and head to the beach, the junkies of Prague set up camp in the poppy fields outside the city for a vacation of their own.


Rehab Nightmare: Drugs, Chains and Canes - Full Documentary - BBC Africa Eye

 BBC Africa Eye’s latest investigation goes undercover in the Somali neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya, to expose a form of religious healing gone badly wrong.


How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.

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