Sunday, October 25, 2015

Recommended Bill Moyers DVD Set: Moyers On Addiction: Close to Home

I picked this two-DVD Bill Moyers set up at the used bookstore at a bargain price -- one dollar. Sure, why not check it out? Upon viewing this material, the neuroscience, psychology of emotions, and the social aspects of healing addiction seem to have much in common with severe anxiety disorder treatment.

This set is well worth watching for an understanding of treating these widespread chronic problems that can relapse. Five in-depth episodes, plus bonus materials.

"Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home"

This five-part series takes a look at the science, treatment, prevention, and politics of addiction. The compulsive need for alcohol, nicotine and illegal drugs affects people of every class, race, and profession. Few Americans have been spared its impact -- either directly or through a friend, co-worker or loved one. Despite its prevalence, there is no clear picture of addiction in America. Hoping to raise awareness about this issue, Moyers reports on a disease that has affected his own family as well as millions of Americans. (1998)

"The Hijacked Brain"
March 29, 1998 | Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home
Bill Moyers attempts to unravel the mysteries of the addicted mind.

"Portrait of Addiction"
March 29, 1998 | Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home
Nine men and women -- all recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction -- tell their stories. Their candid testimony leaves no doubt that addiction can happen to anyone -- and so can recovery.

"Changing Lives"
March 30, 1998 | Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home
BIll Moyers visits innovative treatment programs, including the one that helped his son.

"Next Generation"
March 31, 1998 | Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home
Addiction is a cycle, passing from generation to generation. Many anti-drug programs have little effect, but there's still hope for children.

"The Politics of Addiction"
March 31, 1998 | Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home
Moyers talks with people working to change American drug policy from a criminal-justice approach to a public-health model.

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