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