The Nature of Addiction by Roget Lockard, M.Ed.

Beginning With Fire

The Story of Addiction, Human Nature, and Evolution

Chapter Sketches

Chapter One — Enchantments

Every addiction begins with a transformation of the experience of self that seems wondrous at the time. This chapter presents four examples of such transformations.

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An awkward, self-conscious fourteen-year-old discovers that he can, through the agency of a controversial video game, experience himself as a being endowed with supernatural powers, sexual and social potency, exemption from moral constraints, and immortality.