Resources - HBO Addiction
HBO’s Addiction is aimed at helping Americans understand addiction as a chronic but treatable brain disease. The 14-part documentary series premiers on Thursday, March 15 at 9pm (ET/PT) on HBO with the centerpiece documentary ADDICTION.
The campaign also includes a four–disc DVD set, a companion book published by Rodale Press, four independent addiction-themed films, a robust website and a national community grassroots outreach campaign funded by RWJF. For this initiative, HBO will use all of its digital platforms, including the HBO main service, multiplex channels, HBO On Demand, pod casts and web streams.
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The feature length documentary film ADDICTION brings together the nation’s leading experts on drug and alcohol addiction with a collection of award-winning filmmakers to shed light on addiction, its causes and the latest and most prominent developments in treatments. Its focus is on case studies and new medical treatments. A supplementary series of 13 short films delves deeper into the various dimensions of addiction.
Documentary:Includes 3 discs of additional content that will not premiere on the network.
Interviews:Includes additional interviews with: Nora Volkow, M.D. Mark Willenbring, M.D. Michael Dennis, Ph.D. Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D.
This companion book to the HBO documentary of the same name sheds light on the hidden American epidemic of addiction. Blending compelling personal narratives with statistics and expert opinion, all gleaned from over two years of research and reporting,
ADDICTION offers a comprehensive and provocative look at the impact of chemical dependency on addicts, their loved ones, society, and the economy. Breaking the stigma that addicts are simply weak and immoral, it delves into new brain research proving that drugs and alcohol change the chemical composition of addicts’ brains, making it veritably impossible for them to quit. The nation’s top experts persuasively argue that the time has come for the blame to stop and the healing to begin.ADDICTION also features material not included in the documentary: testimonials, original graphics and images, additional elaboration on theories and treatments of addiction, and more. Featuring a foreword by Sheila Nevins, the president of Documentary and Family Programming at HBO, an afterward by the best-selling author Susan Cheever, and the writing of David Sheff, this book is essential reading for anyone who has been impacted by what is now realized to be a very real and widespread disease.