“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot
Reaching their disingenuous conclusions was as easy as pretending they were advancing science by comparing the brain scans of “11 adults between the ages of 21 and 40 who were severely dependent on cannabis and 12 matched healthy controls.”
Consider this an intervention. As you know, there’s no room for gentility when trying to convince an addict to work past the lack of free will facilitating the denial of addictions.
After years of failing to explain the phenomenon I decided to regroup, reorganize, rewrite, recycle, and switch gears to a semi-humorous approach to introduce anyone interested in learning about dopamine-induced madness (DIM).
If you can’t, or don’t want to, understand how the heisenbug fix turned humans into DIMwits, little of what you’re about to read will make sense.
To protect themselves against honesty (and provide the unconsciousness addictions require) DIMwits play an assortment of dopamine games. One especially flimsy game is I’ll Let You Deny Your Addictions If You Let Me Deny Mine.
“History is indeed little more than the register of crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.”
– Edward Gibbon, historian (1737-1794)
“We can do much to reduce the shame and the stigma of drug addiction, once medical professionals, and we as a society, understand that addiction is not just ‘a disease of the brain,’ but one in which the circuits that enable us to exert free will no longer function as they should.”
– Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse