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According to a worldwide study in 2019, 35 million people suffer from some sort of drug use disorder, and only 1 in 7 receive treatment for it. Drug addiction is characterized by the compulsive need to consume an addictive substance despite the negative consequences of its use, and it has destroyed countless families, relationships, and careers in its wake. Whether the drug of choice is heroin, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, or other substances, those of us who grapple with addiction face great difficulties in our struggle for sobriety.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

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My Drug Addiction Story—Yung Pueblo | London Real

Diego Perez is the meditator, writer, and speaker known as Yung Pueblo. His message of self-healing, self-love and the wisdom that comes, with truly knowing ourselves now reaches hundreds of thousands on social media.

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The Moyers' Journey from Addiction to Recovery

Bill and Judith Moyers and their son William Cope Moyers shared their personal story of addiction and recovery with moderator Max Sherman.

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Addiction and Recovery: A How to Guide | Shawn Kingsbury | TEDxUidaho

Shawn, a promising athlete, took a turn towards alcohol and drugs. After 18 years of addiction, jail, detox, and treatment facilities, he found sobriety. Shawn began rebuilding his life.

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William Cope Moyers Staying Sober

William Cope Moyers on staying sober.

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The History of Addiction by Claudia Black PhD

Claudia Black speaks to the progression and proliferation of alcoholism and addiction treatment techniques throughout history.

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Relapse The Illusion of Immunity by Claudia Black PhD

Claudia Black discusses the four 'icebergs' that can sink recovery. As many as 70 percent of all chemically dependent people who attempt to quit will experience relapse, and often more than once.

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"Sustainable Recovery" - William Moyers | Recovery Reinvented 2017

William C. Moyers is the vice president of public affairs and community relations for Hazelden Betty Ford, based in Minnesota. As the organization's public advocate since 1996, Moyers carries the messages about addiction, treatment and recovery to audiences across the nation.

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Claudia Black Addiction In The Family The Domino Effect

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Claudia Black Anger

Dr Claudia Black describes aspects of anger and the connection to addiction.

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