Risky Drinking

DVD, 2015, 83 minutes, HBO, College-Adult

Rated TV-M. Produced in association with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Risky Drinking takes a case-study look at the risks of alcohol use and the ways in which the medical community is viewing treating “risky drinkers” today. Powerful profiles of four subjects, who fall at different points on the spectrum of problem drinking, are interspersed with informative interviews with addiction experts who explain the science behind alcohol-use disorder, as well as stunning statistics about its prevalence and hazards. Equal parts informative and empathetic, Risky Drinking is a humanizing account of the serious, often lifelong problem of alcohol addiction. Offering strategies and resources for those who are, many times, literally fighting for their lives.

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