PBS ‘Addiction’ documentary to be shown Aug. 13. 

August 5, 2019

PBS ‘Addiction’ documentary to be shown Aug. 13. 

HART — Oceana Leads will host a film screening of the PBS Documentary, “Addiction”, followed by a panel presentation with local experts in addiction and recovery on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hart Middle School Auditorium. 

According to a national survey on drug use and health, 19.7 million Americans aged 12 and older battled a substance abuse disorder in 2017. Nationally, opioid related overdoses continue to rise. 

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 U.S. 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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