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A Series of Online Videos on Addictions and Methadone Maintenance Treatment Available From Aegis Medical Systems, Inc.

The online videos are available at:


Pleasure Unwoven: a Personal Journey About Addiction DVD

The most important question about addiction is: "Is it really a "disease?" In this video essay, filmed in high-definition, Kevin McCauley explores the arguments for and against this vital debate, reviewing the latest neuroscientific research about addiction along the way. Using the spectacular landscape of Utah's State and National Parks to describe the brain areas involved in addiction, Dr. McCauley turns complex neuroscientific concepts into easy-to-understand visual images that will help people in recovery feel better understood, and their families and friends feel hope that recovery is possible. The DVD was the recipient of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP's) Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award 2010. A preview of the DVD is available from the Institute for Addiction Study at cost to purchase the DVD is $29.95 + shipping and handling.


"Exploring the World of Opioid Dependency"

Exploring the World of Opioid Dependency is a new informational video (running time: approx: 15 min) produced exclusively for the Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia (OTPG) and it's members. It is an informative and emotional overview of addiction, it's impact on lives and most importantly, the treatment solutions and healing that is possible.

To order the stigma-reduction DVD, "Exploring the World of Opioid Dependency," go to The cost is $40 for non-OTPG members.


The Joy of Being Normal"The Joy of Being Normal" Short Video Paints Positive MAT Portrait

"The Joy of Being Normal" is a short (7 1/3 minutes) video that skillfully illustrates the benefits of methadone as a medication allowing people to live normal and productive lives. Several vignettes reveal examples of "secret successes" that have so often been hidden from public view – Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) patients flourishing in everyday life, with responsible jobs and loving families.

The film is excellently produced, culturally diverse, attention-grabbing, and suitable for any audience. It is certain to generate further interest and set a very positive tone for discussions with community groups, healthcare professionals, families and prospective patients, and others. Indeed, this innovative production can be a powerful tool to help spark the sort of open dialogue that may help abolish the enduring, unjustified stigma surrounding this vital treatment modality.

Copies of The Joy of Being Normal can be ordered from Danya International: 8737 Colesville Rd., Suite 1100; Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone: 866-774-1735. The video costs $9.95 plus shipping.
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