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(viewing 1 - 5 of 6)Addiction Video
This video by PBS Second Opinion includes a discussion with Dr. Gloria Baciewicz, a psychiatrist, and William Moyers, author of Broken, about what an addiction is, how the brain is involved and what good treatment looks like.
Women and Addiction: Why Gender Matters
Brenda Iliff, executive director for Hazelden at Naples, describes the unique addiction treatment needs of women.
Designed to Drink? The Genetics of Alcoholism
Hazelden's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marvin Seppala, counts off the top risk factors that lead to alcoholism. Genetics tops the list of risk factors, with children of alcoholics shown to be six times more likely to develop the disease than those without parents with addiction.
Addiction: Learning to Forget
Addiction treatments suffer from high relapse rates, but now cutting edge work in neuroscience hopes to combat relapse through memory modification. In this film, we see how scientists are already selectively reprogramming memory to treat phobias. The next step - a cure for craving - could be just around the corner.
Addiction: What Can I Do About It?
Leading experts, including Hazelden Chief Medical Officer Marvin Seppala, MD, provide practical advice for how to help a loved one struggling with addiction. The first step, they say, is overcoming stigma and recognizing addiction as a disease. The second is understanding that addiction is a chronic disease and people in recovery need ongoing support.