Speaker 1:                           00:04                     [inaudible] [inaudible]

Speaker 2:                           00:05                     we used to think that addictions were caused solely by chemicals that the body got hooked on and experiment. In the 1970s reinforced this idea. The researchers put a rat alone in a cage with two bottles, one with normal water and the other with morphine drug dewater. The rat almost always chose the drug water and became addicted until it eventually died of malnutrition. The theory that the drugs, chemicals cause addiction seemed validated, but later that same decade, psychologist Bruce Alexander did another experiment. He thought, of course a rat that is isolated in a boring cage would choose drugs. So he constructed rat park, which provided plenty of activities, friends and mates, everything a rat could want. These rats were still given free access to the drug water, but they chose the normal water. Instead. The rats and rat park hardly ever used drugged water. None used it compulsively and none of them overdosed.

Speaker 2:                           01:08                     The researchers took the rat park experiment one step further. They placed rats and isolated cages where they drank the drug water for 57 days and developed a strong addiction. And then the research has placed them into rat park. The result was these rats gradually reduce their drug use until they gave it up completely and were drug free the rest of their lives. We see these kinds of experiments in humans all the time. Severely injured patients are given a medical form of heroin for months at a time that is stronger than most street drugs, and yet the patient just stops when they go home to a life where they’re surrounded by a loving family. The same drug used for similar amounts of time often turn street users who were alone and unhappy into desperate addicts. Even more than rats. People were made to connect and bond.

Speaker 2:                           02:03                     So when we don’t have that, it can create an environment that is more conducive for addictions to take root. The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety, it’s connection. This is especially true for six addiction, which is classified as an intimacy disorder. Today’s media or age creates a world where we connect without true connection, which is the type of isolating environment where a porn or six addiction can thrive. Rat park is a powerful reminder of the relational and emotional elements involved in addiction. Chemical dependency and brain science are still important factors in a porn addiction, which is why the freedom fight, we’ll examine them along with other crucial elements that must be addressed to bring freedom from a porn or sex addiction.

Speaker 1:                           03:01                     [inaudible].

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