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Author: Liz GarbusRory KennedyHBO Documentary Films.Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.National Institute on Drug Abuse.All authors
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Films Media Group, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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In an informal therapy group, Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA, discusses addiction as a brain disease with addicts and family members. She notes the environmental, behavioral and genetic factors that can make an individual vulnerable to addiction and how the disease leads to abnormal behavior. Additionally, Volkow uses brain imaging to illustrate how drugs and alcohol physically alter the brain, which is important  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Television programs for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Liz Garbus; Rory Kennedy; HBO Documentary Films.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.; National Institute on Drug Abuse.; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (U.S.); HBO Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 310619700
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Issued as part of the 4-disc set titled: Addiction, the HBO series.
The 4-disc set features short films and extended interviews that further explore issues raised at the HBO special, "Addiction."
Originally broadcast on HBO in March, 2007.
Credits: Edited by Douglas O'Connor ; camera, Tom Hurwitz ; music, Mark McAdam.
Description: 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Disc 2: The supplementary series. What is addiction? ; Understanding relapse ; The search for treatment: a challenging journey ; The adolescent addict: multi-systemic therapy: a new outpatient approach ; Phoenix academy: a profile of residential treatment.
Other Titles: Addiction, the HBO series.
Responsibility: HBO Documentary Films in association with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ; produced by Liz Garbus, Rory Kennedy ; directed by Liz Garbus.

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In an informal therapy group, Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA, discusses addiction as a brain disease with addicts and family members. She notes the environmental, behavioral and genetic factors that can make an individual vulnerable to addiction and how the disease leads to abnormal behavior. Additionally, Volkow uses brain imaging to illustrate how drugs and alcohol physically alter the brain, which is important in understanding addiction. Addicts are incorporated into this program as they share their difficult struggles with the disease.

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