ETA: This is a scene from The House I Live In, a film on the American drug war and its effects on communities of color, education, the class disparity and the prison industrial complex.  I cannot recommend this film highly enough.

this is also supported by every kind of research out there. I know many of us were brought up on the ‘is there an addiction gene?’ and such but it’s just coming out over and over and over that drug use (whether or not it becomes an addiction) is a response to pain. marginalutilite didn’t you read a thing specifically about opiate addiction showing this exact same thing? (also have u seen this doco and if so, is it good?)