Drugs, Addiction, and Social Conditions

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Mel joins Breht in-studio to discuss drugs, addiction, trauma, and mental illness and their connections to the social conditions which capitalism manifests and imposes upon us. Topics discussed include childhood trauma, pharmaceutical companies profiting off of addiction epidemics, the family unit under capitalism, the limitations and failures of AA, Left organizing around the issues of addiction, the necessary politicization of mental illness, alienation, the complicated emotional landscape of addiction in the family, the power of community, evolving as social/communal animals, and much more! Contact our guest Mel on Twitter @ColdBrewedTool Outro Song: "Life is Ill" by sole, you can find and support his music here: https://sole.bandcamp.com/track/life-is-ill You can listen to sole's podcast, Solecast, here: https://www.soleone.org ----------------------------------------

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