Brains and Behavior

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The Full Brain Science Video

21:15 – All chapters of the video can be played as one complete video.

What is Addiction?

11:50 – Pat, a young person in recovery, explains in layman’s terms what addiction is, with the help of animations.

Why Young People Start Using Substances

6:15 – Video snippets of young people in recovery talking about why they started drinking or drugging and how it led to troubles in their lives.

How Addiction Happens - Inside the Brain

4:30 – Pat narrates the progression, and different factors that lead to substance use disorder with the help of animation.

Not Me: Impacts of Drinking and Drugging

2:30 – Video snippets of how young people grew apart from who they really were as their use progressed.

Behaviors on the RAMP® to Addiction

5:00 – Nine young people’s voices connect their behaviors on the RAMP® to addiction, in their own language, with what’s happening in the brain via animation.

Getting Help for You or a Friend

1:30 – Emily, a young person in recovery and many others, talk about how asking for help is not a weakness. Website links to resources are available for those who want to seek help for themselves or a loved one.

Need help now?

If you or someone you know needs help immediately, please call 911,
or text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273 TALK (8255).