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Addiction: The Series

Addiction: The Series

2007
1 Season
14+
QC:  13+
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Why can't addicts just stop using despite negative consequences? What leads to a loss of control? Both addicts and experts address this common question.
Documentary

  • 14+
  • Language
  • Mature Themes

  • QC: 13+
  • Langage vulgaire
  • Thèmes pour adultes

Episodes

  • What is Addiction?

    1. What is Addiction?

    In an informal therapy group, Dr. Nora Volkow discusses addiction as a brain disease with addicts and family members.

    21m 53s En

  • Understanding Relapse

    2. Understanding Relapse

    Experts explain that relapse is not the failure of treatment but part of the disorder.

    20m 32s En

  • The Search for Treatment: A Challenging Journey

    3. The Search for Treatment: A Challenging Journey

    Experts offer knowledge on evidence-based treatments and the first steps to finding the right program for an addict.

    21m 23s En

  • The Adolescent Addict

    4. The Adolescent Addict

    Experts discuss how families can deal with the challenging dynamics of an addicted adolescent while at the same time seeking treatment.

    28m 45s En

  • An Interview with Dr. Nora Volkow, M.D.

    5. An Interview with Dr. Nora Volkow, M.D.

    Dr. Volkow addresses a wide range of issues including the stigma associated with addiction and relapse.

    26m 55s En

  • An Interview with Mark Willenbring, M.D.

    6. An Interview with Mark Willenbring, M.D.

    Dr. Willenbring discusses the different factors that can lead to alcoholism, including genetics and psychiatric disorders.

    23m 44s En

  • An Interview with Michael Dennis, Ph.D.

    7. An Interview with Michael Dennis, Ph.D.

    Dr. Dennis discusses the vulnerability of an adolescent’s brain and the prevalence of co-occurring disorders in teen addiction.

    24m 14s En

  • An Interview with Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D.

    8. An Interview with Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Brady discusses how underlying disorders can lead to addiction or relapse.

    20m 45s En

  • Getting an Addict into Treatment: The CRAFT Approach

    9. Getting an Addict into Treatment: The CRAFT Approach

    Dr. Meyers discusses how a family member can change their dynamic with the addict and help them take the first steps towards treatment.

    19m 38s En

  • Treating Stimulant Addiction: The CBT Approach

    10. Treating Stimulant Addiction: The CBT Approach

    No medical treatment currently exists for stimulant addiction. At the MATRIX Institute, addicts attend behavioural therapy groups.

    25m 30s En

  • Opiate Addiction: Understanding Replacement Therapy

    11. Opiate Addiction: Understanding Replacement Therapy

    A closer look at different types of opiods and their effects on the brain.

    20m 40s En

  • South Boston Drug Court

    12. South Boston Drug Court

    In lieu of jail, addicts are mandated to receive comprehensive treatment, which often reduces relapses and re-arrests.

    22m 39s En

  • A Mother's Desperation

    13. A Mother's Desperation

    The story of one mother's attempt to rescue her daughter from her heroin addiction.

    26m 10s En

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