It is reasonable to ask about the way we think about addictions. Just take a moment to reflect and you see how pervasive the behavior of addiction is within people. We attribute powers to the substances and behaviors, physiological effects that leave the addicted one helpless in their grasp.
What if none of this is so? What if it is all about human connection? What if human connection is part of an overall pleasant environment, a pleasing home?
A recent study confirms this and it did so by questioning the scientific method used in the original studies with rats. The researchers didn’t consider the “psychological” effect on the rats confined in cages.
Along comes a new study where the rats are given a “Disney Land” environment to live in and now they prefer the water over the drugged water.
The study is interesting.