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Addiction: The Series

Addiction: The Series

1 Season
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L, M
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.
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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

  • Understanding Relapse

    2. Understanding Relapse

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

    20m 32s

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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