So since we’re talking about addiction lately (oh? we’re not? it’s just my life that has become consumed by this?), I thought I would share this Ted Talk. He explains what causes addiction and gives some vague ideas of how we need to change as a society to better treat it.

He pretty much encapsulates my ideas about addiction, although I’ve got to say it’s a lot easier to preach that than to practice it when you’re dealing first hand on a regular basis with an addict.
Someday though, I do hope we will adopt Portugal’s model.