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The Anonymous People
THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma and mass participation in widely successful anonymous 12-step groups have kept recovery voices…
Addicted to Porn - The Impact of Pornography Around the Globe
Narrated by Metallica's James Hetfield, ADDICTED TO PORN is an explosive new documentary revealing the truth about pornography addiction and its impact on the human brain, marriages, and relationships. Like it or not, porn is here and it's here to…
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead - A Man's Personal Journey to Regain his Health
Overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross was at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Joe traded in junk food…
Prescription Thugs - America's Addiction to Prescription Drugs
In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma, an industry he had been brought up to trust,…
Dying in Vein - The Opiate Generation
A deeply personal exploration of opiate and heroin addiction through a cinema verite style that drops you directly into the lives of an addict in recovery, a couple trying to get clean, a family grieving the loss of their son,…
My Name Was Bette - The Life and Death of an Alcoholic
A documentary about women's alcoholism chronicles the progression of the disease in Bette VandenAkker - a nurse, wife, and mother - who died fall of 2007. Filmmakers Sherri VandenAkker-Bette's daughter-and Josh WE Hays employ interviews, family photographs, medical records, and…
An Odyssey of Ignorance & Greed
Episode 1 of Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic
The Opioid Epidemic is the worst man-made epidemic in the history of our nation. More people die each year from an opioid overdose than in automobile accidents. The statistics are staggering. This episode traces how an aggressive pharmaceutical mass marketing…
The Skin I'm In - Filmmaker Broderick Fox's Second Chance at Life
In 2005, filmmaker Broderick Fox was found on the Berlin subway tracks with his head split open and a lethal blood alcohol level of 0.47. Strangers pulled him to safety, giving him a second chance at life and propelling him…
When War Comes Home - American Veterans Adjust to Life Back Home
Three soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) share their stories of coping with these devastating invisible wounds of war. Now back home from Iraq and Afghanistan, they face the toughest battle of their lives -…
The Human Brain
Part of the Series: The Neuroscience of Addiction
The Human Brain, lays out the neural-biochemical nature of the brain and examines the relationship of the brain to drugs of abuse.
A New High - Recovering Addicts Climb Mt. Rainier
In the heart of downtown Seattle is the Union Gospel Mission--a homeless shelter catering to the addicted and the abused. For these men and women hope is a novelty, self-esteem a luxury and recovery a faraway ideal. But within the…
Drug Addiction
Part of the Series: Addicted Teens
Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription drugs used without a prescription. These drugs are chemicals and while each drug produces different physical effects, all abused substances share one thing in common. They hijack the…
Methadonia - The Counterintuative Cure for Heroin Addictions
Methadonia is the borderland between high and straight, where recovering heroin addicts on methadone "maintenance" exist. Passing the time on benzos and other prescription drugs that enhance the methadone, addicts find themselves in Methadonia for years, or decades. Selected for…
Drugs of Abuse
Part of the Series: The Neuroscience of Addiction
Drugs of Abuse, shows how mind-altering drugs have been an ever-present part of human culture, the positive and negative effects of drugs of abuse and how they influence the brain and consequently affect mood and behavior.
Drugs in the Brain
Part of the Series: The Neuroscience of Addiction
Drugs in the Brain, discusses how drugs of abuse change the most fundamental information processing networks in the brain by hijacking and changing neural networks.
Ground Zero
Episode 2 of Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic
Rural America was among the earliest and hardest hit by prescription opioid addiction and overdose deaths. The stories in this episode center primarily in Kentucky, the ground zero of the epidemic. Whole communities have been devastated. Some schools don't hold…
Tears For April - The Life and Death of April Reoch
This film destroys the myth that drug abuse affects just the user, as life and death unfolds in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. 'Tears for April: Beyond the Blue Lens' follows the short, tragic life of April Reoch as told…
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Overcoming Addiction
Part of the Series: The Neuroscience of Addiction
The addict's brain has changed and, consequently, recovering from alcohol and substance abuse can be a long and complex process. Program 4: Overcoming Addiction shows how understanding that full-blown addiction is a brain disease is revolutionizing the definition of addiction…
Molly, MDMA & Ecstasy Addiction
Part of the Series: Addicted Teens
Ecstasy, also called "Molly," is a stimulant (man-made) club drug often abbreviated as MDMA that has hallucinogenic properties. MDMA works by providing a rush of Serotonin and Norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters that signal feelings of pleasure and happiness. Ecstasy is one…
Ida's Diary - Borderline Personality Disorder: A Diary
An award-winning and intimate window into Borderline Personality Disorder. Ida is a young woman struggling with a turbulent emotional life. For the last eight years, Ida has kept a video diary in order to ease her mind and structure her…