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Prescription Thugs - America's Addiction to Prescription Drugs
In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma, an industry he had been brought up to trust,…
The Anonymous People
THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma and mass participation in widely successful anonymous 12-step groups have kept recovery voices…
Addicted to Porn - The Impact of Pornography Around the Globe
Narrated by Metallica's James Hetfield, ADDICTED TO PORN is an explosive new documentary revealing the truth about pornography addiction and its impact on the human brain, marriages, and relationships. Like it or not, porn is here and it's here to…
Chasing Heroin
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
A searing, two-hour investigation places America's heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens…
Behavioral Therapy for Chemical Addictions
Episode 17 of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Review the basics of substance use disorders--alcohol, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs--and what second- or third-wave CBT therapies can offer people who suffer with addiction. Add community reinforcement approach (CRA) to your CBT toolkit and see how it can be…
Disorders Associated with Mood Disturbance
Produced by Northwestern University School of Medicine, one of the largest and most distinguished health care systems in the United States, and by Oscar winner, Ira Wohl, the Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5 set of videos offers viewers a unique…
3 videos
A Revolving Door - Mental Illness and Addiction
A Revolving Door chronicles 33-year-old Tommy Lennon's decade long struggle with the dual challenge of drug addiction and mental illness, conditions possibly triggered by a head injury he suffered while surfing at age 17. Lennon, a gregarious and fun- loving…
Disorders Associated with Psychosis
Produced by Northwestern University School of Medicine, one of the largest and most distinguished health care systems in the United States, and by Oscar winner, Ira Wohl, the Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5 set of videos offers viewers a unique…
3 videos
Addiction 101
Part of the Series: The Addictive Brain
Begin your course by defining "addiction," which is diagnosed based on characteristics such as abuse, dependence, and craving. Professor Polk then surveys the history of drug use, from ancient history through the development of synthetics in the 19th and 20th…
Disorders Associated with Medical Illness
Produced by Northwestern University School of Medicine, one of the largest and most distinguished health care systems in the United States, and by Oscar winner, Ira Wohl, the Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5 set of videos offers viewers a unique…
3 videos
When War Comes Home - American Veterans Adjust to Life Back Home
Three soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) share their stories of coping with these devastating invisible wounds of war. Now back home from Iraq and Afghanistan, they face the toughest battle of their lives -…
Disorders Associated with Anxiety
Produced by Northwestern University School of Medicine, one of the largest and most distinguished health care systems in the United States, and by Oscar winner, Ira Wohl, the Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5 set of videos offers viewers a unique…
3 videos
Social Media Addiction
With the rising phenomenon of social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter, constant interconnectivity with friends and family is now part of a teens daily life. However as opposed to enriching their lives, is social media just another avenue…
Methadonia - The Counterintuative Cure for Heroin Addictions
Methadonia is the borderland between high and straight, where recovering heroin addicts on methadone "maintenance" exist. Passing the time on benzos and other prescription drugs that enhance the methadone, addicts find themselves in Methadonia for years, or decades. Selected for…
Drug Addiction
Part of the Series: Addicted Teens
Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription drugs used without a prescription. These drugs are chemicals and while each drug produces different physical effects, all abused substances share one thing in common. They hijack the…
Tears For April - The Life and Death of April Reoch
This film destroys the myth that drug abuse affects just the user, as life and death unfolds in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. 'Tears for April: Beyond the Blue Lens' follows the short, tragic life of April Reoch as told…
2 videos
Carved from the Heart - A Portrait of Grief, Healing and Community
Carved from the Heart intertwines the process of carving and erecting the Healing Heart totem pole with the participants' stories of personal loss, grief, substance abuse, suicide and violence. This powerful film explores questions of death and dying, family relationships…
Generation Found - Youth-Focused Addiction Recovery Support
A powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. Devastated by an epidemic of addiction, Houston faced the reality of burying and locking up its young people at an alarming rate.…
The Gambler's Brain
Part of the Series: The Addictive Brain
Are drugs the only thing humans can get addicted to? What about behaviors? To answer this question, take a look at what happens inside the brain of a compulsive gambler. As this case study reveals, many of the same neurochemical…
How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
Part of the Series: The Addictive Brain
Here you'll examine the ways addiction alters the brain by numbing the pleasure center, sensitizing the dopamine system, and inhibiting the prefrontal cortex. Combined, these altered brain functions lead to strong cravings and a reduced ability to control one's actions.…