The Addictive Society and Cannabis

This is the first of the three sections of the contextual impact of modern society on mood disorders and addiction 2) risk of procurement and 3) rehabilitation potential

Part I: The Addictive System

"We live in the community inspired by data that is still a little wisdom. We are connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness are at all times high." We need to correct. " ~ Elizabeth Kapu & dinailani Lindsey

The "addictive system" (1) is the elephant in the living room. Mood disorders and addiction, like everything else, do not occur in the vacuum. However, we are prone to missing out on the excess community space & # 39; when focusing only on individual cases such as depression and anxiety or opioids and drugs in social media.

What exactly is this context?

It's an invisible psychological environment, backward where people are unconsciously waiting for addiction or suffering from mood. Increases in antidepressants and the number of suicides describe the growing dark side of modern society.

This is a complex interconnected network of public companies and companies, in line with the media in marketing and advertising of information, products and services 24/7: Central vision of central messages aimed at shaping both public opinion and increasingly stronger consumer thinking.

Some call it propaganda.

Infinite psychological ideas are used for marketing and sales, those who run all people: perceive the need for: social status, security, work, the right picture, feel the best, look good, gain edge, monitors your neighbor, excellence, being first, etc. Advertising promises to help "consumer achieve one or the other of these leading goals when buying information, products and / or services." The diversity of these messages in modern society has become normal and even celebrated.

How to Get Here?

Edward Bernays, early to mid-20th century, is probably the one for public relations and advertising in the United States. He was a cousin of the well-known psychologist, Sigmund Freud, and, like his uncle before him , Bernays, believed in the predictability of humanity unconscious when it came to human and psychological effects of self-preservation, security, aggression and sexuality.

He moved what he learned from his cousin helping to begin his career in public relations and became very well. Because of its efforts for the pork industry in 1915, bacon became the basis of traditional m In 1920, he made smoking in fashion for women by calling cigarettes "liberators" to prevent the tobacco industry and founded fluoride as a dental practitioner in the 1930s (aluminum waste) customer, Alcoa Aluminum.

Look at this video that says it all: Be inspired

Continue Part II: Purchasing an addictive system at your own risk

  1. Anne Wilson Schaef. When the society becomes an addict. Harper and Row, Publishers Inc. 1987


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