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Understanding Addiction

Length - 08:24
Published - Sep 2021
Keystage(s) - 3, 4 and 5

Understanding Addiction – The first film in our series of nine is an introduction to the concept of addiction, explaining the science behind it, presenting key words, and featuring select moments from interviews with seven people who have each been exposed to a different type of addiction. This film covers the original reasons why their addictions spiralled, the effects on the individuals and their loved ones, and how recovery saved their lives.

There are three fact sheets and three lesson plans that you can use alongside the nine addiction films, which includes the introduction film, seven interviews (each focused on a different type of addiction) and a law film. Please also read the attached guidance and teacher notes that offer support and resources for young people who may already be experiencing addiction in their lives or homes.

If you are affected by any of the content on screen, or would like to know more, please visit the websites of the various charities and organisations who helped bring these films to life:

https://www.helpforaddicts.co.uk/

https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/

https://www.stgeorgescrypt.org.uk/

http://www.ads-uk.org/thejuicebar

https://adfam.org.uk/

https://www.drugsand.me/en/

https://www.collectivevoice.org.uk/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/drug-addiction-getting-help/

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