A family recipe, a childhood memory, a Depression-era handout
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Andrew Weil is a physician, a botanist, and the author of five books on consciousness, drugs, health, and healing, including The Natural Mind: A New Way of Looking at Drugs and Higher Consciousness.
I maintain that the essence of addiction is craving for an experience or object to make you feel all right. It’s the craving for something other than the self, even if that something is within the realm of the mind. Addiction is fundamentally human; it affects everybody.