Johann Hari hypothesizes that connection, rather than sobriety, is the opposite of addiction. Hari, best-selling author of The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, explains that the desire to use drugs stems from an inherent need for social connection and interaction. He suggests that the best way to address addiction is by providing a healthy and supportive environment that includes social interaction. This nurturing environment with community support can best help to rehabilitate individuals struggling with addiction. For more on his concept, enjoy the video below.