By Terence T. Gorski
This series presents research on addiction as a brain disease that causes personality problems and social dysfunction.
Part 1: Mind-Altering Substances
The first presentation takes a hard look at alcohol and other drugs- the mind-alter ing substances that can activate abuse and addiction. After viewing this program, people will know what these substances are, how they work, and why they can be dangerous. (32 min.)
Part 2: Addictive Risk Factors
The second presentation explains the physical, psychological, and social risk factors that set people up for abuse and addiction. After viewing this program, people will know the risk factors that increase the likelihood of addiction. They will be able to recognize if they or someone they love is at high risk of addiction. (32 min.)
Part 3: Substance Abuse and Addiction
The third presentation describes the symptoms of substance abuse and addiction. It shows how these symptoms can develop slowly and remain unnoticed in the lives of normal people. It explains how people can objectively evaluate their own alcohol and drug use. It shows how to recognize and stop denial to see the truth and take action to break out of the addiction cycle. (32 min.)