Over 20 million people suffer from addiction in the United States – that’s one in seven people, according to the Addiction Policy Forum. CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) and Addiction Policy Forum have partnered together to create “What is Addiction?” a video highlighting the nature of addiction and its effects on the human body, brain and development.

The video is a “crash course” about how to prevent substance use disorders, how addiction can hijack the brain, and what can be done when faced with addiction.