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    I know there's been a previous thread on this, however, I just saw one of these "Addiction" episodes on demand. It was "TV junkie", about a pretty famous tv reporter in the 90's and how his life just bottoms out in a big way (it's on HBO this friday). His name is Rick Kirkland and he is pretty much an adrenaline junkie and does anything to get high. He loses several jobs, his house and finally his family just to use drugs. He taped a video diary of himself over the last several years and it is brutally honest. It can be hard to watch, very sad and very scary. Although I think it's imortant to watch.

    I plan to watch the entire series, 14 episodes - There are episodes on everything including adolescents - which got me to think hard. I've been so involved in my own life and my own way to beat drinking to much, I've neglected the fact that I have a discontented 13 year old who is probably at prime risk. I'm afraid that so far I haven't laid a very happy solid foundation for him. It's like what has been talked about here lately - what you think about expands. I've been thinking about myself. I want to start being more positive toward my son and to be present for him from this moment on. It has been a real eye opener.

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    Wish I had HBO. Sounds like a good series.

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    Lush, I can record you copies on VHS but travel a lot so don't know if I can get them all or not.

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    Awww, D that is awfully generous of you. Hubby just found someone at his work that has it so we are going to go that route. Thanks for the offer though. Very kind of you. :l

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    Sounds like an interesting series, I will have to watch...

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    I'll bump up the post b/c in my post there is the link to the HBO site where they name a companion book "Addiction: Why Can't They Just Stop?" and the four-DVD set which includes the 14-part film series.

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    thanks SeaBreez, missed that for some reason.

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    well, the first epeisode was better than I expected....expected a bunch of typical AA meeting talk (seems all there was available to us all for a long time) but it was very interesting witht the brain imaging etc....

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    Yeah- insightful. A little short & to the point tho. I wish they elaborated more. It was almost like a crash course on addiction.

    I did like that the emphasis was on brain disease.

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    and they DID mention Topiramate which was a pleasant surprise. the first doc I spoke with last week said "it's far too experimental for us to discuss at this point"....I hope he's having some humble pie right now. I Hope my new doc on Wed has seen the show at the very least.

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