Video: Where Does Addiction Come From?

The heart of the average person desperately seeks that which is beyond the mundane. Animals do not have these cravings. When an animal fulfills its biological function or drive, it stops. Why is addiction unique to human beings? Addiction is born out of human discontent, and ultimately due to a lack of spirituality. The individual attempts to fill a spiritual void with physical objects or pleasures. These give very temporary relief, but never satisfy the deeper spiritual craving. Rabbi Pinchas Taylor reminds us that the addiction itself is not the addict’s problem, it’s his attempted solution. The only true solution is to treat the spiritual void.

3 Comments

  • 1. WRONG wrote:

    Please get yourself educated about substance abuse and addiction before irresponsibly spreading falsehood.

    You claim that “Addiction is born out of human discontent, and ultimately due to a lack of spirituality.”

    This is totally baseless as a general rule.

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  • 3. feeling sick wrote:

    I’ve been feeling sickly depressed,scared, and lonely lately? what can i do to start doing to feel better and more connected?

    Reply

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