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NOVA : Addiction

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

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Discover how opioid addiction affects the brain and how evidence based treatments are saving lives.
  • Airdate(s): 10/17/2018, 9:00 - 10:00 PM ET
  • NOVA #: 4512
  • Original Broadcast: 10/17/18
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Episode Description

Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with addiction and follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they investigate why addiction is not a moral failing, but a chronic, treatable medical condition. Easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications like OxyContin has fueled an epidemic of addiction – the deadliest in US history. Now, science is revealing how addiction affects the brain, and top experts are gathering evidence about how we should address our drug problem, from embracing evidence-based treatments, to rethinking public policies.

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  • NOVA INVESTIGATES THE SCIENCE OF ADDICTION AND NEW DISCOVERIES ABOUT THE BRAIN THAT SHOW HOW TO TREAT AMERICA’S DEADLY OPIOID EPIDEMIC

    Press Release
  • NOVA “ADDICTION” Premieres Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS

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  • NOVA INVESTIGATES THE SCIENCE OF ADDICTION AND NEW DISCOVERIES ABOUT THE BRAIN THAT SHOW HOW TO TREAT AMERICA’S DEADLY OPIOID EPIDEMIC

    Press Release

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