The Addiction Series

The Addiction Policy Forum recently produced a new video series turning the science of addiction into stories that stick.

Watch Episode I, “The Hijacker,” to learn about how substance misuse can change brain function.

Watch Episode II, “Whirlpools of Risk,” which explains the factors that can increase a person’s likelihood of developing a substance use disorder (SUD).

Episode III, “Understanding Severity of Addiction,” explains how, like to stages of cancer, there are levels of severity for substance use disorders (SUDs) and they tend to get worse over time, which is why early detection and intervention is so important.



More resources available on our Alcohol Topic PageOpioid Topic Page, and other drug topics here.


If you or someone you know is experiencing signs of distress, please reach out to a mental health professional or get confidential, free support and text LOOKUP to 494949.

If you live in Indiana and need help finding a behavioral health provider, visit Find Help or call (800) 284-8439.


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