In an informal therapy group, Dr. Nora Volkow discusses addiction as a brain disease with addicts and family members.
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Experts explain that relapse is not the failure of treatment but part of the disorder.
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Experts offer knowledge on evidence-based treatments and the first steps to finding the right program for an addict.
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Experts discuss how families can deal with the challenging dynamics of an addicted adolescent while at the same time seeking treatment.
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Dr. Volkow addresses a wide range of issues including the stigma associated with addiction and relapse.
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Dr. Willenbring discusses the different factors that can lead to alcoholism, including genetics and psychiatric disorders.
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Dr. Dennis discusses the vulnerability of an adolescent’s brain and the prevalence of co-occurring disorders in teen addiction.
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Dr. Brady discusses how underlying disorders can lead to addiction or relapse.
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Dr. Meyers discusses how a family member can change their dynamic with the addict and help them take the first steps towards treatment.
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No medical treatment currently exists for stimulant addiction. At the MATRIX Institute, addicts attend behavioural therapy groups.
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A closer look at different types of opiods and their effects on the brain.
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In lieu of jail, addicts are mandated to receive comprehensive treatment, which often reduces relapses and re-arrests.
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The story of one mother's attempt to rescue her daughter from her heroin addiction.
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