Videos & Resources
The Science of Addiction
Dr. Drew explaining the nature of drug addiction in simple terms.
The Pathology of Addiction
A terrific illustration of one of the central dynamics behind the biology of addiction and what it looks like in the brain.
HBO The Science of Relapse
More science on relapse. A little dry at first, but worth the listen.
Neurochemistry of Relapse & Recovery DVD
Helpful for understanding the bio-psycho-social dynamics behind relapse.
Meth Inside Out: Brain & Behavior - Triggers
Addicts talking about relapse triggers and how to deal with them.
Craig Ferguson: Life As A Recovering Alcoholic
Very funny and poignant. Essentially, he gives his Lead. Powerful.
Below you will find some interesting short videos that will help you in understanding more about some of the dynamics we might be studying together. These are offered in a spirit of supporting the notion that there is always hope; we all have more in common than we do different, and even small changes can make a huge difference.
XANAX - More Addictive Than Heroin
Heroin Overdose and the drug that can save you
Great Leaders Do What Drug Addicts Do
The role of attachment in infancy on later mental and physical health outcomes.
Shaken Baby Syndrome
A 3D animation of shaken baby syndrome.
Why Parenting Children Is Impossible
More laughs about parenting.
Dating Violence Awareness
Cycle of Violence
Narcissists Lack Empathy Here's How To Spot One
Dating abuse up close
First Impressions: Exposing A Child To Violence
A very moving and true story about a little girl's friend in an abusive family. Set to music. Have the tissues ready!
Tony Porter: A Call To Men
A construct for understanding how men are socialized to believe that emotions are the enemy, and women should be dominated by men.
Be A Man: TED TALK
Why domestic violence victims don't leave.
How Guys are Like Cats
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life - TED TALK
It's Not About The Nail
A humorous perspective about why listening is often better than fixing. Very funny and thought-provoking.
More Weird Things All Couples Fight About
Too funny....and true!
Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation
Practicing mindfulness is one of the single most powerful things you can do for your well-being.
Meditation 101: A Beginner's Guide
Are you new to meditation, and interested in finding out how to start a practice? We'll walk you through the basics!
Brené Brown on Empathy
Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.
The Anatomy of an Apology
The five steps to an effective apology.
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | The Gottman Institute
Certain negative communication styles are so lethal to a relationship that Dr. John Gottman calls them the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.