Substance Abuse DVDs

 


    • Acts Of Worship
      Acts of Worship is a story of addiction, friendship, loss and redemption, focusing on the relationship between Alix, a young, homeless addict and Digna, a successful photographer, in Manhattan’s Lower Eastside. When Digna (Michael Hyatt) discovers Alix (Ana Reeder) unconscious on the stairs of her building, she steps in and offers help despite her own fears. Digna befriends Alix and attempts to set her on the path to recovery but not before their emotional and ethical cores are put to the test. On the surface the two women seem to represent success and failure. However, when their lives become intertwined, the similarities between them are exposed, revealing them both to be suffering the same fear that manifests itself in loneliness, self-destruction and isolation.

    • Addiction
      Strives to break through the myths and explain what addiction really is, what causes it, and how to get the best available treatments.

    • Addiction And The Human Brain
      This program analyzes current research regarding chemical use and abuse, and the nature of addiction and dependency, whatever the substance.

    • Alcohol : Teenage Drinking
      Uses animation to show how alcohol impairs motor skills and judgment. Features interviews with teens who have experienced tragic consequences from drinking too much.

    • Alcohol & Alcoholism
      Students learn about the dangers of alcohol abuse and about how to recognize the symptoms of alcohol dependence. The film explores the devasting long-term and short-term effects of alcoholism through the eyes of users and family members. Discusses treatment options for individuals suffering from alcoholism.

    • American Bullfighter
      Documentary that explores filmmaker Alex LeMay’s recovery from alcoholism using bullfighting as his method of rehabilitation and redemption.

    • American Meth
      A look at several facets of the methamphetamine epidemic, and the damage being done to communities across America by this drug. Includes a pair of addicts and how they cope with life, being on the drug, and their four children.

    • Bill Moyers, On Addiction Close To Home.
      As seen on PBS. Bill Moyers tackles the complex issues surrounding addiction in this five part series. Featuring interviews with recovering addicts, scientists, and treatment professionals.

    • Bill W
      “Tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine’s 100 Persons of the 20th Century. Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death from his alcoholism, found a way out of his own addiction and then forged a path for countless others to follow.”–Container.


    • Clean
      Emily Wang is a woman whose past is riddled with drugs and regrets. As a result, her husband, Lee, is found dead in a desolate motel room in Hamilton, Ontario, and landed Emily with a six-month jail sentence. The only thing that she desires for the future is a loving relationship with her son Jay, who is being cared for by Lee’s parents, Albrecht and Rosemary. While Rosemary blames Emily for Lee’s death, Albrecht recognizes the importance of the bond between a mother and her son, and tells Emily that the only way she can have a relationship with Jay is to become clean. Emily battles for a place in a world reluctant to forget the woman she was and unwilling to accept her as the woman she longs to be.

    • Clean And Sober
      A young, hotshot real-estate broker has a drug abuse problem he refuses to acknowledge. When he gets in trouble with his company and the law, he decides to hide out in a detox program. What he doesn’t count on is that the drug rehab program will force him to face himself, admit his addiction and come clean.

    • Club Drugs
      Viewers get an opportunity to get an in-depth look at the effects club drugs have on the user, both physically and mentally. The dangers of polydrug use are vividly illustrated. First person accounts powerfully relate the damaging and often lethal consequences of use, while intense animations illustrate how these drugs can irreversibly alter the chemistry of the brain.

    • Cocaine & Crack
      Students delve into the history of cocaine and examine its impact on the individual and society as a whole. With vivid animations and first-person accounts, students learn harsh facts about the effects of using both the powder and crystal form of cocaine. This program also explores the cycle of tolerance, physical dependence and addiction that many abusers face and highlights the physical and psychological damage that occurs as cocaine changes the brain’s chemistry.

    • Finding Amanda
      A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab in a last ditch effort to save his marriage.


    • Hallucinogens
      Students learn that mind-altering drugs known as hallucinogens can cause long-lasting changes in perception. The video takes an in-depth look at drugs like LSD and points out a frightening link between drug use and mental illness. Uses graphics and animations to illustrate the immediate physiological effects of abuse, and contains a mix of expert interviews and first-person testimonies.

    • Heroin & Other Opiates
      Students learn how highly effective pain relievers such as morphine and codeine work in the brain and body, while getting a look at the dangers of one of the most widely used illegal drugs in the world: heroin. Uses graphics and animations to illustrate the immediate physiological effects of abuse, and contains a mix of expert interviews and first-person testimonies.

    • Ill Cry Tomorrow
      Biographical film that tells the story of Lillian Roth, who battled alcoholism as she worked her way to Broadway stardom. After her fall from fame to a booze-hazy existence on L.A.’s Skid Row, she fought her way back with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous.

    • Inhalants
      The lethal potential of sniffing common household products is discussed. Offers animations that show what happens to the brain and the body when they are exposed to poisons. Students will learn of the extreme danger that exists from breathing in the vapors of volatile solvents and they will discover that abuse of the gas nitrous oxide is no laughing matter.

    • Loving Someone With An Addiction
      Through interviews with experts and personal testimonies, this video presentation offers a guide to understanding what an addiction is, understanding the addict you love, how addition affects a family, how to respond to feelings of shame and stigma, common difficulties for loved ones, and the meaning and hope of recovery.

    • Marijuana
      Discusses the properties of marijuana, its effects on the body, and its use in medical treatments.

    • Methamphetamine & Other Stimulants
      Students get an in-depth look at the effects stimulants have on the body, while examining the deadly consequences of methamphetamine use. Physical dependence and tolerance are discussed along with harsh facts about withdrawal and the long-term effects of drug use. First-person accounts from young addicts and leading experts supplement the film’s material.

    • Pleasure Unwoven : A Personal Journey About Addiction
      “‘Is addiction really a disease?’ In this high-definition video essay, Kevin McCauley explores the arguments for and against this vital debate, reviewing the latest neuroscientific research about addiction along the way. Using the spectacular landscape of Utah’s State and National Parks to describe the brain areas involved in addiction, Dr. McCauley turns complex neuroscientific concepts into easy-to-understand visual images that will help people feel better understood, and their families and friends feel hope that recovery is possible.”–Container.

    • Postcards From The Edge
      Based on the novel by Carrie Fisher about her life in the Hollywood fast lane. Suzanne Vale is a wise-cracking, vulnerable actress determined to jump start her failing career. Her mother, an aging movie star is the definitive portrait of Hollywood’s gutsy glamour queens and, of course, offers her daughter only razor sharp humor and searing honesty.

    • Scathed
      Crystal Meth has roared across the globe, leaving in its wake wrecked lives, broken dreams and death. Its use has cost millions in policing and health expenditures. This program looks at the problem through the eyes of the current and recovering users and their families, health-care workers and police. The documentary dramatically shows that using crystal meth is not a game. This program is suitable for high school students, their parents, educators, and anyone interested in understanding the seductive lure of illicit drugs.

    • Steroids
      Students examine the use of illegal anabolic steroids and steroidal supplements, profiling case studies that provide a comprehensive overview of the detrimental effects these drugs can have on the user. Vivid animations and expert testimony shed light on what is happening to the mind and body of a steroid user whose quest to look healthier ends up having the opposite effect.


    • The Anonymous People
      Documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Against a background of social stigma, addiction recovery advocates are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions.


    • The Triggering Effect
      “For addicted persons, triggers are signals that they are entering a stage that brings them closer to relapse. Whether the problems are with a substance or behavioral addiction, Claudia Black Ph. D., asks the viewer to think seriously about triggers and identify the warning signs that one is entering a zone of jeopardy … discusses these critical triggers: romanticizing the behavior, loss, being one’s own God, feelings, resentments. In conclusion she walks the viewer through a plan of recovery: recognize your triggers, identify and build a support system, talk about triggers and accept feedback, stay in the present, recognize the gifts of recovery, practice gratitude daily, trust your Higher Power is on your side. Handouts relevant to this DVD can be download at www.claudiablack.com” –Container.

    • The Truth About Drugs : Real People Real Stories
      Explores the lives of several young people who have been forever changed by drug use. Shows the mental and physical consequences of illegal drugs and illustrates how easily a life can be changed or destroyed through drug use. The effects of alcohol, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, Ecstasy and other drugs are discussed, as well as techniques for turning away from risky drug-related situations.

    • Tranquilizers & Other Depressants
      Introduces students to drugs such as barbiturates, benzodiazepines and other substances such as “date rape drugs.” Animations show the effects these substances have on the chemistry of the brain and the body.

    • Understanding Codependency
      Codependency can trap you in an undesirable lifestyle and put you on a pathway to unhappiness. Learn what codependency is all about and find out how to participate in healthy relationships.

    • Walking Through The Fear : Women And Substance Abuse
      Investigates the problems women face when they seek help for drug and alcohol addiction. Includes interviews with four women who tell what it was like before they sought help and how their lives changed after recovery.

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