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HBO Addiction Project

2007–Ongoing

Addiction flyer from HBO documentary

Produced by HBO in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Addiction Project combines film and leading scientific research to shed light on the current state of addiction in America.

The HBO documentary called Addiction, first aired March 15, 2007. The 90-minute program, produced in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), is aimed at helping Americans understand addiction as a treatable brain disease, as well as spotlighting new medical advancements.

The documentary explores many elements of drug and alcohol addiction, through the eyes of those who are addicted and those of the scientific experts working to better understand and treat this devastating disease.

Along with the film, this campaign includes community outreach, 13 additional segments about addiction and a web site that provides additional information about addiction. To view, go to www.hbo.com/addiction/

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has funded community activities that will be carried out around the country by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), Faces and Voices of Recovery, and Join Together.  They will conduct group events around the airing of the programs. There are some 30 communities targeted. More information about community events can be found on www.AddictionAction.org.

see captionNIAAA Director Dr. Ting-Kai Li, NIH Director Elias Zerhouni, M.D., NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow with the Emmy Awards from the HBO Addiction project
Emmy award

NIDA has released Drugs, Brains, and Behavior - The Science of Addiction to complement this documentary on Addiction. Additional information from Frequently Asked Questions is also available.

Two NIH Institutes Share Emmy Award for HBO's The Addiction Project (Archives) (9/16/07)

This page was last updated March 2007