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Addiction

Season 45 Episode 12 | 53m 27s

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.

Aired: 09/25/18

Expires: 10/16/27

Rating: TV-14

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Additional funding for this program is provided by Marjie and Robert Kargman.