Taking the Edge Off Resources

The Wisdom of Trauma is a documentary featuring Gabor Maté,  exploring the question “Can our deepest pain be a doorway to healing?”

In this documentary, Russel Brand looks back on his  years of addiction and wants to show that not all addicts turn out the same way.

In this short video, addiction expert and author, Dr Gabor Maté explains addiction

In this Ted  Talk, Gabor Maté talks about the power of addiction and the addiction to power. 

In this clip, Gabor Maté answers the question “Is addiction a choice?”

In this Ted Talk, Johan Hari reframes addiction, telling us “everything you think you know about addiction is wrong”.

Addiction is a documentary featuring insights from experts on trends and treatments in the ongoing battle against drug and alcohol abuse.

Beautiful Boy is a film following the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

In the film Four Good Days, a mother helps her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse.

Ben is Back is follows a mother who tries to helping her son who’s struggling with addiction.

Painkiller is a mini series following the causes and consequences of America’s opioid crisis.

This animation looks at how addiction can begin and illustrates the highs and lows. 

Chasing the Scream is a book by Johan Hari which searches for the truth about addiction



In this blog, Justin talks about how connection can take the edge off substance use.


In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts is a book by Gabor Maté which looks at understanding the root causes of addiction 

TaskForce is a not for profit supporting Victorians in need, with a focus on drug and alcohol misuse, youth and family services, education and employment.

APOD Family Support provides assistance to families and networks of young people dealing with substance issues. They offer dialogical practice, education, support groups and advocacy.

Family Drug Support provide free 24/7 phone support to the families of people with substance use issues.

Beautiful Boy, a book by David Sheff explores a father’s journey through his son’s drug addiction, 

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The Addicted Mind Podcast with Andy Mills explores alternative treatments for alcohol dependence.

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