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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…
Over 18: The Question is Not Enough - The Effect of Pornography on Kids, Teens, Parents, and Porn Stars
OVER 18 is a clear-eyed examination of modern pornography and its effects on kids, teens, parents, and porn stars. In addition to interviews with porn producers, ex-porn stars, and academics, filmmakers Jared and Michelle Brock highlight the story of Joseph,…
2 videos
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…
Addiction 101
Episode 1 of The Addictive Brain
Begin your course by defining "addiction," which is diagnosed based on characteristics such as abuse, dependence, and craving. Professor Polk then surveys the history of drug use, from ancient history through the development of synthetics in the 19th and 20th…
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…
Chasing Heroin
PBS
A searing, two-hour investigation places America's heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens…
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,…
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…
No No: A Dockumentary - The Vibrant Life of Baseball Legend Dock Ellis
On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates -- while high on LSD. Dock was often embroiled in controversy on and off the field. Coming up in the 1960s, while professional baseball hadn't fully embraced…
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,…
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 Science of Marijuana
Episode 8 of The Addictive Brain
Although there is no shortage of controversy around marijuana, whose legal status now varies from state to state, the science of this drug may surprise you. Through the lens of the neuroscientist, Professor Polk tours the effects, and the possible…
Social Media Addiction
With the rising phenomenon of social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter, constant interconnectivity with friends and family is now part of a teens daily life. However as opposed to enriching their lives, is social media just another avenue…
Disorders Associated with Anxiety
Part of the Series: Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5
Produced by Northwestern University School of Medicine, one of the largest and most distinguished health care systems in the United States, and by Oscar winner, Ira Wohl, the Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5 set of videos offers viewers a unique…
3 videos
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…
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…
2 videos
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…
Disorders Associated with Mood Disturbance
Part of the Series: Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5
Produced by Northwestern University School of Medicine, one of the largest and most distinguished health care systems in the United States, and by Oscar winner, Ira Wohl, the Clinical Diagnosis and the DSM-5 set of videos offers viewers a unique…
3 videos
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…
The Psychology and Neuroscience of Reward
Episode 2 of The Addictive Brain
Explore the brain's mechanisms for learning from reinforcement. You'll start with the psychological aspects, discovering the way humans learn by a series of trials and rewards. Then you'll find out what parts of the brain process pleasure, self-control, and craving,…