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Alcohol Use

Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of “alcohol use disorder”. In 2015, 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older (6.2 percent of this age group) had Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). However severe the problem may seem, most people with an alcohol use disorder can benefit from treatment.

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Today’s Drugs: Addiction 101

Part of the Today’s Drugs series, Megan Fisher, MA, MHS, LCAC, LMHCA, CADAC IV, and a Director of Addiction Recovery Services at a large mental health center, shares what we should all know about addiction. (5:53 minutes)

The Hijacker – Addiction Series (Episode 1)

Substance use disorders (SUDs) affect tissue function in two main parts of the brain. This is what it means when scientists say that addiction is a brain disease. (3:17 minutes)

Effects of Alcohol

This short video talks about the effects of alcohol on our bodies, what areas of our body are affected, the rate in which our bodies […] (4:59 minutes)

How Addiction Affects the Brain

Dr. Merrill Norton, Pharm.D., D.Ph., ICCDP-D discusses the nature of addiction and the brain. (54:39 minutes)

Today’s Drugs: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Part of the Today’s Drugs series, Megan Fisher, MA, MHS, LCAC, LMHCA, CADAC IV, and a Director of Addiction Recovery Services at a large mental health center, shares what we should all know about Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for addiction. (13:43 minutes)

The Side Effects of Alcohol

Published by Healthy2fitness, this east-to-follow video talks about what addiction is, and what it is not. (6:56 minutes)

Lindsay Lohan’s Alcohol Addiction

In an interview by Oprah, Lindsay Lohan talks about her addiction to alcohol. (2:54 minutes)

What Alcohol Does to Your Body

This informative animation discusses the effects of alcohol on your body, including addiction. Provided by simpleshow foundation. (2:05 minutes)

What is Addiction?

Provided by the Addiction Policy Forum, this short video provides a good animation to better understand addiction (substance use disorder) (4:11 Minutes)