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Journalist Bill Moyers takes an unprecedented look at addiction and recovery in America with the five-part series MOYERS ON ADDICTION: CLOSE TO HOME, premiering March 29, 1998, at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS. (Check local
listings.) This Web companion piece features original reporting by health journalist Janet Firshein, animated illustrations, and much more, all described below.
About the Series
Program descriptions, videotape ordering information, and clips from the series.
Six portraits of addiction and recovery.
Science: The Hijacked Brain
The latest scientific advances in understanding and treating addiction, plus animated illustrations of the brain and the mechanism of drugs in the body.
Treatment: Changing Lives
How treatment works, types of treatment, profiles of selected programs, and questions to ask.
Prevention: The Next Generation
What works and what doesn't, who is at risk, and how we can protect our children.
Policy: The Politics of Addiction
Current policy, controversial issues, and what you can do to help.
Experts debate the hot topics.
Help & Resources
Get help now, learn if you or a loved one has a problem, and find more information.
Guides & Outreach
Free, downloadable education guides for viewers, educators, employers, families, and health professionals. Plus information on Take A Step Day, free ads for organizations, and the CLOSE TO HOME Contest winners.
The latest news on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Share your stories, opinions, and experiences with others.
Credits for the Web piece and television series.
The series, education and outreach campaigns for MOYERS ON ADDICTION: CLOSE TO HOME are funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Mutual of America Life Insurance Company.
Photo: © Telegraph Colour Library/FPG International
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