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Resources for Understanding Addiction
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Prescription for Change: Ending America's Opioid Crisis

Here are some video resources to help in understanding addiction so you or your loved ones will have a better idea of what you’re going through. Watching these videos is crucial to the success of your recovery.  Watch, listen, and learn!  Are there elements in the videos that are similar to your struggle with addiction?  What about relapse triggers?  Use these videos to help during Phase 2 of your treatment at Pathfinder Health Services. Medication (buprenorphine) is simply a tool to control your cravings and withdrawal.  The real healing and recovery from addiction takes place with behavioral counseling in its various forms.  The strength and longevity of your recovery depend on you gaining insight into your addiction, family history, relapse triggers, and how you deal with stress, anxiety, pain, grief, and all the other emotions that life throws at you.  These videos were chosen to help you in establishing and maintaining a healthy recovery.

What is the opposite of addiction??? Is it sobriety? Think Again!

The Hardest Pill To Swallow

Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong

Why Do Our Brains Get Addicted?

Frontline: Chasing Heroin

Do You Know The Difference Between Dependence and Addiction?

Chasing the Dragon. A great video that everyone should watch.

An American Epidemic

Heroin: The Hardest Hit

Kids Are Dying

Transcending Addiction And Redefining Recovery

A Brief Summary of What Happens in the Brain During Pain & Addiction, by Gabor Mate

What is Addiction? A Simple, Understandable Explanation

A Creative Video that Explains Some Interesting Details About the Science Behind Addiction

HBO: The Addiction Project

Understanding Addiction - HBO Addiction Program

What is Addiction?

Understanding replacement therapy (Part 1 of 2)

Understanding replacement therapy (Part 2 of 2)