Drug Addiction


Why do people take drugs, and how can they be helped.

SKU: 1037
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Producer: Dr Andrew Macaulay of Turnip Video.
Year Produced: 1995
Running time: 30 minutes


A programme for staff and students new to the field.
Part 1, Understanding the Basics, discusses the psychological and physical reasons why people start and continue to use drugs. Specialist terms are also defined.
Part 2, Treating the Drug Addict, offers practical and pragmatic guidelines for treatment. Important points are illustrated with clinical examples, and interviews with specialist staff and with addicts are included.
Made in 1995 this film reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised are timeless.