Audience: Age 16+ | Published: 2006
The nation’s leading experts on addiction, together with a group of accomplished filmmakers, have assembled to create ADDICTION, an unprecedented documentary aimed at helping Americans understand addiction as a treatable brain disease. It is a subject that touches all our lives. One in four Americans has a family member who is struggling with addiction.
Currently addiction affects over 22 million Americans, yet under 10 percent of those individuals are receiving treatment. The documentary addresses different aspects of the disease in order to shed light on the most current, promising developments in the field. Through personal stories from addicts and the loved ones who struggle to help them find treatment, common misconceptions are replaced by insight into addiction’s complexity.
This 4-disc set includes:
- The entire ADDICTION Series, a 90-minute documentary plus Addiction: The Supplementary Series
- Over 5 hours of additional material (13 segments), including What is Addiction?, Understanding Relapse, The Search for Treatment: A Challenging Journey, Addicted Adolescents and more
- Interviews with noted authorities on the subject of addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders as well as the most effective treatments.