Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home

This five-part series takes a look at the science, treatment, prevention and politics of addiction. The compulsive need for alcohol, nicotine and illegal drugs affects people of every class, race and profession. Few Americans have been spared its impact – either directly or through a friend, co-worker or loved one. Despite its prevalence, there is no clear picture of addiction in America. Hoping to raise awareness about this issue, Moyers reports on a disease that has affected his own family as well as millions of Americans. (1998)

  • March 29, 1998 | Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home
    Bill Moyers attempts to unravel the mysteries of the addicted mind.
  • March 29, 1998
    Nine men and women -- all recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction -- tell their stories. Their candid testimony leaves no doubt that addiction can happen to anyone...and so can recovery.
  • March 30, 1998 | Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home
    BIll Moyers visits innovative treatment programs, including the one that helped his son.
  • March 31, 1998 | Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home
    Addiction is a cycle, passing from generation to generation. Many anti-drug programs have little effect, but there's still hope for children.
  • March 31, 1998 | Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home
    Moyers talks with people working to change American drug policy from a criminal-justice approach to a public-health model.