Addiction film to be shown at Ludington library.

April 15, 2019

Addiction film to be shown at Ludington library.

LUDINGTON — This month, the Mason County District Library is partnering with The Leeward Initiative, to host a viewing of the documentary, “Nova: Addiction,” on Monday, April 29, at 6 p.m. at the Ludington library.

Addiction experts will be on site to answer questions. The Leeward Initiative is a local prevention coalition, focused on ‘working together to reduce substance use by increasing understanding, ensuring treatment services, and supporting our families and community.’

NOVA is the award-winning PBS science documentary series. The film interviews individuals struggling with addiction and follows the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists who investigate why addiction is not a moral failing, but a chronic, treatable medical condition. Easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications like OxyContin has fueled an epidemic of addiction – the deadliest in US history.

Now, science is revealing how addiction affects the brain, and top experts are gathering evidence about how we should address our drug problem, from embracing evidence-based treatments, to rethinking public policies.

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