Addiction: Why Can't They Just Stop?: New Knowledge. New Treatments. New Hope.

About the Course:

Addiction has been treated with ignorance. Now it’s being treated with science. HBO created the groundbreaking documentary series “Addiction,” bringing to light fascinating medical and scientific advances that have redefined the way we understand this disease. The nation’s top addiction experts persuasively argue that the time has come for the blame to stop and the healing to begin. In-depth descriptions of the way the disease works and accounts of its impact on families across the country are combined with specific advice on how to find the right treatment.


Rodale Inc.

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John Hoffman (Editor)

John Hoffman, vice president of HBO Original Programming, has spent the past few years creating, producing, and supervising documentary programming for HBO.

Susan Froemke (Editor)

Susan Froemke has more than twenty-seven nonfiction films to her credit.

Various Contributors

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about understanding the disease of addiction. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explore the difficulties of addiction and the struggle for recovery.

  2. Explain how addiction is a brain disease and a disease of young people.

  3. Describe how in treatment the worst thing one can do is nothing.

  4. Understand the tangled economics of treatment.

  5. Identify how recovery is one day at a time.

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Course Number: 101510
Total Credit Hours: 9cr
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
Format: Book
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Popularity: 112 members have taken this course