Rat Park (Mental Well-being)

Rat Park refers to a scientific experiment in the late 1970s that called into question the common understanding of addictive drugs. Professor Bruce Alexander and his students at Simon Fraser University showed that living conditions, not drugs, were the issue. Our environment greatly influences whether or not we use drugs, how much we use, how often, and where.
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