Friday, Feb 01, 2019 5:30p -
Cohen Auditorium at Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Film, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences
Join Tufts University & PBS's NOVA for a screening of NOVA's newest film: Addiction.
The United States is in the midst of the deadliest drug epidemic in its history. It’s estimated that in 2017 alone, more than 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, driven by a dramatic rise in the use of opioids like OxyContin, heroin, and fentanyl. It’s a slow-motion disaster that is destroying whole communities, with no end in sight. As our nation searches for answers, take an unflinching look at the epidemic through the eyes of those living through it. Along the way, join doctors, psychologists, and neuroscientists as they investigate how drug use alters the brain and drives behavior. Researchers are narrowing in on how we can effectively address our drug problem, from the development of evidence-based treatments and new medications to the rethinking of public policies. With vivid case studies and insights into the latest scientific breakthroughs, unravel the complex and tragic puzzle of how addiction works and how it can best be treated.
Join us after the film for a panel conversation and audience Q&A with addiction and mental health experts about the stigma surrounding addiction, and how we can change the conversation about addiction to reduce language and attitudes that perpetuate stigma and prevent people from seeking treatment.