Five documentaries about addiction on Netflix & YouTube πŸŽ₯

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Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery

After the death of his friend Amy Winehouse from an overdose, Russel Brand looks back on his own years of addiction and wants to show that not all addicts turn out the same way. This documentary goes into his life, his addiction, and his recovery. He also makes a point to talk about the misunderstanding of addiction by users, non-users, and government. He talks to scientists and helps another addict take the first step in recovery.

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Take Your Pills

Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.

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Addicted to Food

Addicted to Food follows eating disorder patients at a treatment facility as they work to put the pieces of their lives back together. The facility specialises in the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring addictions, along with the multiple underlying abuses that cause food-related issues, whether sexual, drug-related, physical or emotional. Addiction specialist Tennie McCarty, Shades of Hope founder and therapist, works directly with each client to help them face their past so they can take positive steps toward their future. As part of their rehabilitation, clients undertake a series of specific therapeutic challenges to build positive behaviours in an effort to break the cycle of addiction. 

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Oxycontin: Time Bomb

This documentary looks at the troubling addition rates revolving around this prescription drug. It also tries to find a solution to a problem that doesn’t seem to be anywhere near coming to an end. While it has helped some people manage their pain there are still many people who fell victim to addiction. It has become so popular because of the endorsement from doctors. Getting the epidemic to slow or even stop, it needs to be done from the inside. Doctors need to stand up for their patients.

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Marijuana: A Second Class Addiction

This documentary follows a marijuana addict trying to maintain sobriety in a society that largely views marijuana as a something that is non-addictive. Looks at the debate on legalisation.

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