The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has brought new attention to the resurgence of heroin in America and the potentially disastrous effects of substance abuse.
In Bill Moyers’ 1998 series, Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home, Bill and his colleagues provided a clear picture of addiction in America by looking at the science, treatment, prevention and politics of addiction. Hoping to raise awareness about this issue, Moyers reported on a disease that has affected his own family as well as millions of Americans. The first episode provided a portrait of the pain of addiction and the possibility of recovery.
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The Hazelden Foundation and Alcoholics Anonymous are two among many organizations that provide resources for those looking for information and help.