A 20-minute TED Talk by Brene Brown and her quest to better understand the link between shame, vulnerability, and the fear of disconnection, which she believes to be directly linked to why someone might start to develop a substance use disorder.
A 6 minute video that suggests that much of what we learned about addiction may not be the whole story. He suggests that the root cause of addiction is a lack of connection, a lack of meaningful relationships. “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety but connection.” (Johann Hari)
A 16 1/2 minute video by Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on addiction and the brain
A short video on the science of addiction.