What really causes addiction - to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do - and if there might be a better way.
How do your pre perceptions color what you experience? How will they affect what you remember? Adi Jaffe gives an insightful talk about the setbacks of labels as well as the shame that comes from them. Adi Jaffe is a Addiction Specialist and UCLA Lecturer.
Canadian physician Gabor Maté is a specialist in terminal illnesses, chemical dependents, and HIV positive patients. Dr. Maté is a renowned author of books and columnist known for his knowledge about attention deficit disorder, stress, chronic illness and parental relations. His theme at TEDxRio+20 was addiction -- from drugs to power.