In a feature-length documentary produced by John Hoffman and Susan Froemke, HBO provides an in-depth examination of addiction. Explore nine separate film segments here, along with additional supplementary and complimentary segments that expand our understanding of addiction.
Mental Health Resources
Mental health treatment covers a wide array of therapeutic endeavors that can reduce or alleviate symptoms of mental illness. These can include psychotherapy, psychoeducation, self-help and support groups, interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, open-dialogue, mindfulness, assertive community treatment, dual diagnosis and integrated treatment. While some of these treatments have been around for decades (i.e. psychotherapy, interpersonal therapy) others are relatively new (i.e. DBT, open-dialogue).
Advocacy for mental illness and addiction takes many forms, from personal care-giving to moving political action. In all cases, the more we join with others the louder our voices can be. Find and join others who support your efforts to improve local and national resources that support recovery.
National health insurance laws are slowly changing to ensure that treatment services for addiction and mental illness are covered under most insurance plans. Today, through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individuals can find coverage even if they have a pre-existing condition and often at reduced rates.