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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…
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
Risky Drinking - Investigating the Stages and Risks of Alcohol Abuse
From Oscar® and Emmy® -winning filmmaker Ellen Goosenberg Kent ( Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 ) and journalist/producer Perri Peltz, RISKY DRINKING takes a case-study look at the risks of alcohol use and the ways in which the medical community…
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,…
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 Anxiety
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
Warning: This Drug May Kill You - The Grave Consequences of Opioid Abuse
From journalist/producer/director Perri Peltz (HBO’s Risky Drinking ), WARNING: THIS DRUG MAY KILL YOU takes an unflinching look at the devastating effects of opioid addiction in the U.S., profiling four families who have seen their lives tragically changed by abuses…
Addiction 101
Part of the Series: 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…
Chasing Heroin
Part of the Series: Frontline
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…
Disorders Associated with Mood Disturbance
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
How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
Part of the Series: The Addictive Brain
Here you'll examine the ways addiction alters the brain by numbing the pleasure center, sensitizing the dopamine system, and inhibiting the prefrontal cortex. Combined, these altered brain functions lead to strong cravings and a reduced ability to control one's actions.…
Bending Steel - The Life of a Strongman Performer
An intimate documentary that examines the mental and physical battle of inspiring old-world strongman Chris Shoeck. Facing a lifetime of addiction and suffering, Shoeck channels this pain into the extraordinary feat of bending steel. In pursuit of a forgotten world,…
Ryan
This Oscar -winning animated short from Chris Landreth is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Ryan is living every artist's worst nightmare - succumbing…
The Psychology and Neuroscience of Reward
Part of the Series: 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,…
Disorders Associated with Psychosis
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
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…
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.
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…