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NOVA Documentary: “Addiction” on PBS


October 17, 2018




Join S.A.F.E. Project  on Wednesday, October 17, 2018  to watch the Premiere of NOVA “ADDICTION” on your local PBS station.  (Please check your local listings for times.)


Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with substance use disorder 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. Producer, director and writer Sarah Holt interviewed families across the nation reeling from this epidemic, including Mary and Sandy Winnefeld.

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.

Now, science is revealing how addiction affects the brain, and top experts are gathering evidence about how we should address our drug problem, from embracing evidence-based treatments, to rethinking public policies.

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Free Community Screening Toolkits:

As part of PBS’s education and outreach plan for Addiction, NOVA has created a free community screening toolkit that gives schools and organizations across the country the opportunity to host their own screening events. The toolkit includes a screening guide with background science and tips to help plan your event, as well as DVD copy of the film. We hope to broaden opportunities for communities across the nation to engage in informed discussions about addiction and the opioid crisis. Any interested organization can find more information and request their free screening kit at

Behind the Scenes – Making the Documentary (See more photos here)