#7029 In this critically acclaimed five-part series, Bill Moyers puts a human face on an American public health crisis: drug and alcohol addiction. Each program takes on a different facet of addiction and recovery – from studies of brain pathology and genetic risk, to various prevention and treatment approaches, to a look at our public policy.
The intimate experience of addiction is shared by the addicts themselves, their parents, children, and those helping them toward recovery. Includes a special video introduction by Mr. Moyers.
Viewing time: 57-81 minutes each. Closed-captioned. 1998. Purchase options for the series as a whole or for each video separately: DVD, 3-year Streaming, or DVD and 3-year Streaming.
Click here to view a video clip of the series.
- Portrait of Addiction – In this program nine men and women, all recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction, tell their stories. Click here to view a video clip. (57 minutes)
- The Hijacked Brain – Aided by powerful new diagnostic tools, scientists are making dramatic discoveries about how addiction affects the brain. Click here to view a video clip. (57 minutes)
- Changing Lives – Changing behavior is the aim of treatment, but no single treatment program will work for all addicts. Click here to view a video clip. (81 minutes)
- The Next Generation – Experts are increasingly focusing on prevention efforts based on community and family. This documentary looks at two of those efforts. Click here to view a video clip. (57 minutes)
- The Politics of Addiction – The story of how our society meets the challenge of translating what scientists, doctors, counselors, and recovering addicts have learned into rational public policy is complex and sometimes contradictory. Click here to view a video clip. (57 minutes)