This program tells the poignant story of one man's addiction to alcohol and
explains the process of addiction in the brain. It shows how a person
starts abusing a drug to alter a mood or avoid a thought or situation.
With continued drug use, the brain's pleasure circuit is activated and
behaves as if the drug is important for survival. The program explores how
the family of the alcoholic is devastated by his behavior and the typical
role of "enabler" which family members too often play. The program follows
the alcoholic thorugh a treatment program as he learns the causes of his
addiction and how to keep his alcoholism under control through absention.
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"Professor Kelso had no qualms in throwing me into stuff thatís usually done for senior research," White says. "It was an opportunity that was instrumental to my success as a student and a pivotal moment in my life." [ more ]