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Your Brain on Alcohol.
In a sequel to their animated explanation of what marijuana does to your brain, the creative duo behind AsapSCIENCE — who have previously illuminated such enigmas as the science of lucid dreaming, how music enchants the brain, the neurobiology of orgasms, and the science of procrastination — explain the science behind those familiar “feelings of release and freedom” that alcohol produces and why you tend to “think very little, but with great clarity.”
What is addiction?
To understand the nature of substance abuse and why an individual succumbs to addiction, a wide range of factors must be examined. This program follows Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as she conducts informal group therapy with addicts and their family members. Volkow points out the environmental, behavioral, and genetic influences that make people vulnerable to addiction and outlines ways in which addiction creates abnormal behavior. Additionally, Volkow uses brain imaging to illustrate the neurological impact of drugs and alcohol. Some content may be objectionable. (23 minutes)
Women and Substance Abuse
Walking Through the Fear: Women and Substance Abuse
Increasing numbers of women are addicted to alcohol and drugs, yet only one in five people in treatment centers is a woman. Why aren’t women seeking or getting the help they need to overcome their addictions? This program investigates the problems women face when they seek such help, and four women tell what life was like before they sought help and how their lives changed after recovery. (28 minutes)
Substance Use: Addiction Theories New Treatments and the Role of Doctoring in Society
9 out of 10 people with substance abuse problems started using by age 18. What puts someone at risk for early onset drug or alcohol use? is is heritable? How are brain circuits involved? UCSF doctors answer these questions and discuss detection, diagnoses and treatment. Series: "UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public" [1/2018]
Chasing the Dragon
In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction. More at www.fbi.gov/ChasingTheDragon
Young Adults Winning the Battle
If hindsight is 20:20, this three-part series offers some very clear-eyed advice by young adults who have wrestled with addiction and won. Combined with the comments of addiction specialists, these straight-talking testimonials make a strong anti-substance abuse statement that will resonate with kids and teens alike. A Cambridge Educational Production. 3-part series, 20-22 minutes each.
Substance Abuse and the Elderly
Faced with complex regimens of medication and diminished tolerances for alcohol, many elderly Americans run the risk of falling into the trap of substance abuse. In this program from The Doctor Is In, senior citizens discuss how they deal with these challenges, while Dr. James Campbell, director of the geriatric center at MetroHealth Medical Center, and Carol Colleran Egan, director of older adult services for Hanley-Hazelden Center, present some innovative programs created especially for elderly people. A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Production. (30 minutes)