Facing a heroin epidemic, America is experimenting with radical new approaches to the drug problem. Following four addicts in Seattle, the program examines U.S. drug policy and what happens when heroin is treated like a public health crisis, not a crime.
From Oscar® and Emmy®-winning filmmaker Ellen Goosenberg Kent and journalist/producer Perri Peltz, Risky Drinking takes a case-study look at the risks of alcohol use and the ways in which the medical community is viewing and treating “risky drinkers” today.
Featuring psychologists, scientists, and professors from all over the globe, this documentary synthesizes theories, psychiatric evaluations, and quantitative evidence from studies on the brain that indicate a serious global epidemic of digital addiction.
What really causes addiction -- to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do -- and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem
This BBC program investigates the increasing number of opioid painkillers being prescribed at family doctor level, with one leading pain specialist now seeing patients at pain clinics on doses well above the amount believed to be effective. The rise in the use of these painkillers could be putting these patients at higher risk of side effects—including addiction—with potentially little effect on their chronic pain.
Scotland is plagued with over 50,000 drug addicts and one of the roots of this addiction is the opium poppy. In this second episode, actor Brian Cox travels to China to discover how the seeds of this modern-day addiction were planted during the height of Britain's trading empire. Since then, opium has fueled the world's largest drug-smuggling operation, earned vast fortunes, triggered war with China, and inspired medical breakthroughs. Brian Cox reveals how Britain unleashed the most dangerous of addictions on the world and how the consequences still haunt us today. A BBC Production. A part of the series Addicted to Pleasure. A BBC Production.
Intervention explores the lives of people dependent on drugs, alcohol, or other destructive behaviors and the people who intervene to save them. This episode focuses on sober living arrangements that can help addicts once they detox, but are still at high risk for relapsing.
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