The reasons people give up their compulsive behaviors and compulsive use of psychoactive drugs vary, but their reasons almost always include survival. This course explores the phases of recovery: detoxification, initial and long term abstinence and recovery.
Memories are closely tied to relapse and interviews with recovering addicts and treatment professionals provide a window into the most daunting obstacle to any stage of treatment - relapse. The course focuses on understanding the origin of the craving and learning ways to effectively control them.
Recovery is a life-long pursuit and relapse is an insidious specter waiting in the wings to derail the journey. Interviews with people on that journey allow viewers to learn from their real-life stories that form a thread throughout the film. You will learn the "whys" of relapse and the "hows" of remaining clean along with a clear message of hope for those committed to recovery.