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Addiction: The HBO Series

Featuring valuable case studies and expert commentary, this 14-part series offers a wide-ranging look at the science and the human face of addiction. Personal stories from drug users and their family members are combined with in-depth perspectives from leading psychologists, drug counselors, and other experts on substance abuse. Educators will find the series format—beginning with a comprehensive overview followed by 13 short documentaries—helpful for both group discussions and lectures. Contains mature themes, occasional explicit language, and some graphic injury footage. An HBO Production. 14-part series, 21-87 minutes each.

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Introduction: What is Addiction?
Addiction almost always starts between the ages of 18 and 25. Addiction has affected over 40% of American families.