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Alcohol and Drug abuse prevention materials

The Simple Truth

When students have relevant, compelling, factual information about difficult and sometimes life-altering choices-they make better decisions. When teachers have the facts and the tools to present information to their students in compelling and meaningful ways-the educational experience is transformed.

Alcohol Abuse Prevention Materials

Alcohol Exposed (022609)

DVD, IJS, 16 min., 2000

Alcohol is the most widely available and most abused drug in the world today. This point is driven home in this video and print package in a way that middle schoolers and junior high students will understand and remember. Students see the short-term and long-term harmful effects alcohol causes on the body as well as the intoxicating effects on the mind. Using interviews and narration by peers, the video exposes ways that alcohol use interferes with health, education and personal lives. The ravages of alcoholism and the struggles of families living with alcoholics are presented. Binge drinking is singled out as a very dangerous and potentially lethal activity that young people must avoid at all costs.


DRINKING GAMES, ALCOHOL ABUSE AND OVERDOSE (022339)

DVD, JS, 23 min., 2011

This hard-hitting program reveals the truth about teens that engage in drinking games and put themselves at risk for alcohol poisoning, overdose and death. Viewers hear the story of Scott, a smart, athletic fifteen year-old who died from alcohol poisoning after playing a popular drinking game at a friend's house. In another segment, Dr. O'Brien, an emergency room physician describes the harsh medical procedures that occur when a teen is brought to the hospital after binge drinking. Program also travels to a renowned research brain lab at the University of California, where brain scans clearly show the neurological damage that can occur when teens consume alcohol. This program clearly dispels the myth that alcohol and drinking games are no big deal for teens.


DRUGS AND ALCOHOL SERIES: DRINKING AND DRIVING KILLS (020928)

DVD, IJS, 20 min., 2009

Jayme was an honor student from a loving family. She never thought she would be someone who drinks, drives, and kills people, but she is. In this emotional and heartbreaking program, Jayme recalls the night she drove drunk and killed another driver. Her victim was a husband of 25 years, a father, and a grandfather. 911 calls, police video, and shocking images capture the horror of the tragic accident. The victim's family share their feelings of grief and anger. This shattering program explores the different reasons why kids drink and reveals how alcohol affects kids differently than adults. In candid jailhouse interviews, Jayme tells how her grades and relationship with her parents suffered after she started drinking and partying, and how she is haunted by the accident.


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL IN 17 MINUTES (021912)

DVD, I, 17 min., 2011

This fast-paced program spotlights the many dangers of alcohol. All types of alcohol-related health problems are reviewed, including addiction, damage to the teen brain and details about fetal alcohol syndrome. Students hear vivid personal stories from a young woman who nearly died after a night of binge drinking, a mother whose son died of alcohol poisoning and a teen who drove drunk and caused a car crash that killed her best friend. Another teen describes the many legal implications of underage drinking. Program also emphasizes the unique risks of mixing alcohol with caffeine. Viewers will understand the dangers of alcohol as well as the difficulty of recovering from an addiction to alcohol.


EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL IN 22 MINUTES (021914)

DVD, JS, 22 min., 2011

Using vivid case studies involving teens, along with interviews with health experts, shows that teenage drinkers are more likely to experience health problems, school problems and social dysfunction. Using a fast-paced format, shows the effects of alcohol on the liver, immune system, and gastro-intestinal system; and how binge drinking can lead to alcohol poisoning and death. Explains how alcohol impacts brain development during adolescence and permanently damages parts of the brain associated with memory. Details how a mother's drinking during pregnancy can cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and its impact on her child's entire life. Includes harrowing first-person accounts of teens' DUI tragedies involving serious injury, passenger deaths and imprisonment. Describes the legal ramifications of underage drinking. Helps viewers determine whether they have a drinking problem, plus where and how to get help.


ATHLETES, ALCOHOL AND STEROIDS: WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? (020327)

DVD, JS, 23 min., 2006

New research has indicated that school athletes, both male and female, are at a greater risk of abusing alcohol and steroids than non athletes. The program explains why the risk is greater (media images, advertising alcohol with sports events, peer pressure), and how knowledge about the problem can be a first step in reducing athletes' alcohol and steroid use. Interviews with coaches, teens and professional athletes highlight the problem and emphasize how alcohol use undermines sports success. The medical health deficits of steroids are clearly presented.


THE TOTALLY DISGUSTING ALCOHOL GROSS OUT VIDEO (020809)

DVD, J, 15 min., 2012

This devastating video, a brand new companion piece to our best-selling Totally Disgusting Gross Out Tobacco Video, will get students to think twice before engaging in underage drinking. It's all there....the vomiting, the stomach pumping, the DUI's, the toilet clutching, the hangovers, the ER visits, the bad decision making. Viewers will gain a thorough understanding of how alcohol affects the body and the risks associated with alcohol use. This program delivers a strong no-use message.

Drug Abuse Prevention Materials

DRUGS OF ABUSE - VOLUME 1 (020410)

DVD, JS, 17 min., 2002

This program is a factual presentation about three categories of drugs: cannabis, depressants, and stimulants. The chemical make-up and the damaging short and long-term effects of each drug category are described in easy to understand language. Slang terms and signs of abuse and addiction are provided to help identify behavior by drug users.


DRUGS OF ABUSE - VOLUME 2 (020411)

DVD, JS, 18 min., 2002

This program is a factual presentation about four categories of drugs: narcotics, hallucinogens, inhalants, and anabolic-androgenic steroids. The chemical make-up and the damaging short and long-term effects of each drug category are described in easy to understand language. Slang terms and signs of abuse and addiction are provided to help identify behavior by drug users.


ABUSING OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS [CC] (020192)

DVD, IJS, 20 min., 2005

Teen drug abuse isn't limited to illicit drugs. Many OTC (over-the-counter) drugs are misused by kids from cold remedies to pain killers to diet pills. This program explores the most common abuses of OTC drugs and shows the chemical, biological and psychological damage that can result from abusing these ordinary drugs.


MOLLY: Innocent Name, Deadly Drug (020021)

DVD, JS, 15 min., 2012

Molly, a pure form of Ecstasy or MDMA, is the new, hot drug of choice for many young people who falsely believe the drug is safe. Often handed out at raves and cut with a variety of dangerous substances, Molly is exposed as the grave danger that it really is. Interviews with former Molly users and drug abuse experts drive home the message that taking Molly is playing Russian Roulette with your life.


HUFFING: THE LATEST FACTS ABOUT INHALANT ABUSE (020807)

DVD, J, 20 min., 2007

This gripping program shares unforgettable real stories of teens fighting their abuse of inhalants, as well as two families who lost children to inhalant abuse. One interview segment involves an Ohio police officer whose son died after a brief experiment with inhalants. Another recounts a recovering user who learned first-hand that huffing inhalants is not only perilous, but can quickly lead to other types of drug abuse. In between the real stories, a group of teens talk directly to viewers addressing the addictive nature of inhalants and clearly outlining the damage these toxic chemicals cause to the brain, heart and lungs.


BATH SALTS: THE DEADLY FACTS (022337)

DVD, JS, 19 min., 2011

Bath salts are the newest drug scourge to hit the US. They are currently available online, in gas stations and convenience stores across the nation. In the first few months of 2011, poison control centers nationwide reported a record-breaking increase in ER visits related to bath salts. This timely program gives viewers the hardcore truth about this highly addictive substance which causes intense paranoia, psychosis and suicidal thoughts. A drug abuse expert who treats young people in the grips of bath salt addiction speaks bluntly about this methamphetamine-like drug. The gut-wrenching story of Jarrod Moody, a young man who took his own life after a binge on bath salts caused him to spiral out of control, makes a powerful case against experimenting with bath salts.


HEROIN RISING: Cheap, Addictive and Deadly (020024)

DVD, JS, 19 min., 2012

Teen heroin use is on the rise again. Heroin use can result in significant health problems including overdose and death; and, if sharing needles or other injection equipment, exposure to HIV, hepatitis C, and other diseases. SAMHSA reports, "heroin is a highly addictive opiate with a large potential for abuse. It is a danger to teens, resulting in serious psychological, social, educational and legal consequences." This program interviews recovering teen heroin addicts to tell their cautionary stories...When, how and why did they start taking heroin? What damage did it do to their bodies and lives? How hard is it to stay clean? How many friends have OD'd on heroin? Drug abuse counselors add their advice and guidance on how to avoid this deadly drug.


DANGER ZONE STEERING CLEAR OF DRUGS, THE: ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND MARIJUANA (020189)

DVD, PI, 15 min., Closed Captioned, 2005

This video focuses on the clear and present dangers of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana. Using animation as well as dramatic vignettes, the program makes the point that these illegal substances not only damage the growing and developing brain, but also damage the body and the mind in many ways.


DANGER ZONE STEERING CLEAR OF DRUGS, THE: THE POWER OF NO (020191)

DVD, PI, 15 min., 2005

This video focuses on 4 short dramas in which elementary children are confronted with a decision on whether to try a substance or to choose not to try it and get help from an adult instead. The scenarios involve alcohol, tobacco, cough syrup and air freshener. The message is clear: learning important refusal skills can save your health as well as your life.


DANGER ZONE STEERING CLEAR OF DRUGS, THE: DANGERS IN YOUR HOUSE (020190)

DVD, PI, 15 min., 2005

This focuses on the drugs youngsters of this age are likely to be exposed to such as common household products that can be inhaled or huffed, and over the counter and prescription medicines commonly found in the family medicine chest. The program points out the clear differences between a doctors prescribed medication for another family member or acquaintance and the dangerous consequences of taking other peoples medication for oneself.


Addiction Incorporated (020015)

DVD, JS, 35 min., 2013

ADDICTION INCORPORATED tells the true story of how former Philip Morris scientist Victor DeNoble's unexpected discovery of an addiction ingredient in tobacco led to more addictive cigarettes, and how his Congressional testimony forever changed how tobacco is sold and marketed. The public revelation of long-held tobacco industry secrets leads journalists, politicians, attorneys and whistle-blowers into an unexpected alliance that achieves the first-ever federal regulation of the tobacco industry. 76 minute and 35 minute versions available on one DVD.


RACHEL'S STORY (020902)

DVD, IJS, 22 min., 2007

Rachel's Story is an extraordinary and highly acclaimed film, which tells the story of Rachel Whitear, told by her mother, father, sister and a close friend. The film is a very honest portrayal of how drug use can have far reaching consequences for both the drug user and their close family and friends.


DRUGGED DRIVING: THE ROAD TO DISASTER (021158)

DVD, JS, 20 min., 2009

Intoxicated teen drivers are responsible for 18% of motor vehicle deaths each year. Alcohol abuse is a major factor, but teen drivers'abuse of over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs and marijuana is rising at an alarming rate. Teens are driving impaired and putting their lives and the lives of others at grave risk. In this video, ER doctors and police investigators specially trained to recognize drug- impaired driving present a hard, on-the-scene look at how drugs impact driver alertness, reflexes and perception skills. A prosecutor specializing in DUI cases explains the legal consequences following a drugged driving crash. Finally, a mother recreates the tragic story of how her daughter died in a drugged driving crash caused by marijuana smoking. Viewers get a comprehensive view of the devastating effects of drugged driving on teens, their families and their communities.

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