A Must-See Video of an Extraordinary Exchange between Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Dalai Lama
The two hour and twenty minute exchange between Dr. Nora Volkow and the Dalai Lama that took place in India in last fall is at http://dalailama.com/webcasts/post/300-mind-and-life-xxvii---craving-desire-and-addiction/4588. The insights are pertinent to all forms of addictive and compulsive behavior. They are also pertinent to prevention, intervention, and treatment of such behavior. Brain scans are shown. It is an extremely illuminating and helpful sharing of understanding including insights into how to help people caught up in addictive behavior including the use of marijuana, get out of the spiral of addiction. The loss of personal agency, motivation, and initiative that are noted can leave one open to great harm.