Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with addiction and follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they 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 U.S. history.

PBS’ premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

NOVA Episodes

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Operation Bridge Rescue

Follow engineers and woodworkers as they rebuild an iconic American covered bridge.

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Volcano on the Brink

Explore Africa’s sleeping giant—Nyamuragira, one of the world’s most dan...

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Volcano on Fire

Climb into the crater of Nyiragongo, a seething and active African volcano.

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Transplanting Hope

Witness organ transplants as they unfold, and meet patients awaiting lifesaving donations.