Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

The hunger that drives the addiction

And what does isolation have to do with it?

Photo by Obi Onyeador on Unsplash

In the 1970’s a psychologist named Bruce K. Alexander made a huge discovery. That rats, starved of interaction with other rats, became addicted to drugs.

Rats were put into tiny Skinner boxes (operant conditioning chambers) where they had to press a lever to get a shot of morphine, cociane, heroin and other drug. The rats were…

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