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The Power of Addiction

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Medstar Television.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©1988.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program covers both chemical and behavioral addiction. It describes the signs of compulsive behavior, and analyzes such possible causes of addictive behavior as neurotransmitter imbalance and genetic and environmental factors. Examining the physiological and psychological mechanisms of chemical addiction, specifically to cocaine, the program profiles several recovered cocaine addicts, discusses several studies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Medstar Television, 1988
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Medstar Television.
OCLC Number: 870312582
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 19, 2005.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9-12.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (19 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Addiction and Obsessions (4:33) --
Addiction: Causes and Treatments (2:13) --
Cocaine Addiction and Myths (4:45) --
Traits of Addiction (3:26) --
Intervention and Treatments (5:54).
Responsibility: Medstar Television.
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This program covers both chemical and behavioral addiction. It describes the signs of compulsive behavior, and analyzes such possible causes of addictive behavior as neurotransmitter imbalance and genetic and environmental factors. Examining the physiological and psychological mechanisms of chemical addiction, specifically to cocaine, the program profiles several recovered cocaine addicts, discusses several studies of addiction in laboratory rats, and discusses the factors involved in recovering from addiction.

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