Methamphetamine

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Brain and Behavior, v. 2

BRAIN & BEHAVIOR equips viewers with an understanding of how meth changes the brain and, consequently, behavior. 3D animations, accessible explanations, and personal accounts help viewers understand complex scientific concepts. Users learn how to better cope with the stages of meth addiction and recovery by gaining an understanding of the biological underpinnings of the high, tolerance, craving, paranoia, aggression, anhedonia, and healing.
Adult             ?? min.             2008              DVD

Adult
Broken Glass: the Crystal Meth Explosion

BROKEN GLASS focuses on the lives of two men who have gone through the hell of crystal meth addiction, and a young woman whose path through addiction to redemption is a warning to us all. Crystal meth is a predator drug that knows no social or environmental boundaries. This documentary sends the message to young people that meth is a drug that can not only ruin your life and the lives of your family, but can ultimately end your life. Funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, and produced through the Rowan University Center for Addiction Studies, this documentary seeks not only to serve as a warning to young people who have not yet used crystal meth, but also as a mirror to be held up to current users to recognize the pain that they put themselves through, and send the message that there is still hope, and that it is not too late to get free from meth.
Adult             20 min.             2006              DVD-234

Adult
Choose Life or Choose Meth

Choose Life or Choose Meth is designed to prevent first time use by de-marketing Methamphetamine. It does this by contrasting the importance of living a healthy life against the inherent toxicity of Meth, which is systematically presented as a poison that destroys the physical, mental and social health of the user. This video replaces the ignorance that leads to bad decisions with a solid curriculum that leads to good ones. We believe that choices empower people and if they know what they'll be giving up to use Meth then more people will make informed choices that lead to healthier lives. Choose Life or Choose Meth Main Feature: 40 minutes - introduces methamphetamine, a powerful, toxic, man-made stimulant that is extremely addictive. Initially it causes feelings of euphoria and sleeplessness so that many people who try it feel they can work a double shift, stay up all night studying, or even party all night. In reality meth is a poison that destroys the teeth and vital organs including the brain, heart, liver and skin. Users often become addicts, sometimes with in a week, and start down a long, tragic road that is fraught with crime, mental illness, STD's and physical abuse. This documentary will educate you about what methamphetamine is and why it is so dangerous. We have many choices to make in life. By the end of this video you will know why you can Choose Life... or you can Choose Meth. Choose Life or Choose Meth Special bonus feature: 30 minutes - takes a specific look at several aspects of methamphetamine addiction in greater detail. We explore the effects of methamphetamine on healthy sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases. Prenatal exposure and the effects on the unborn child, children living in meth abusing homes, and environmental issues raised by meth labs are discussed. Also included is a mother's perspective on the loss of a son to methamphetamine addiction.
High School - Adult              Main Movie: run time 39 min./Bonus Feature: run time 28 min.             2007

High School - Adult
Crystal Misery

The film shares real-life stories of people in Washington County (Hillsboro, OR) who were impacted by meth - by becoming victims of those caught up in it, or through the tragic consequences of their own addiction. Forget the hype. Crystal Misery gives you the real story about methamphetamine. Hear the straight up truth from people who have been there - people who smoked it, cooked it, and sold it.
High School - Adult              22 min.             2005             DVD-236

High School - Adult
Dangers of Meth Folding Display

Timely folding display offers the stark truth about methamphetamine, a powerful stimulant also known as meth, crystal, speed or ice. Vividly illustrates the physical devastation, the legal issues posed and the social damages incurred by this illegal and highly addictive drug. Made of high quality materials, this colorful display measures 58" x 22" and can be exhibited on a tabletop or folded flat for easy transportation.
Grades 7-12              2006              DISPLAY-100

Grades 7-12
Dialogue/Meth in Idaho

On this episode of "Dialogue," guests take a closer look at the methamphetamine situation in Idaho. State law enforcement officials and treatment providers are growing increasingly concerned about the use of meth in the Gem State. After marijuana, it is the second most common drug in possession of arrestees. But according to prison officials, meth is the single biggest factor in prison growth in Idaho, and this summer, more than half of released inmates said meth was their primary cause of incarceration. A lack of in-patient detoxification and treatment centers contributes to the problem. Guests include: Shelley Odlum, a former meth user who ended up needing skin grafts to repair damage done when a meth lab exploded in her home; Idaho State Police Lieutenant Dan Thornton, commander of the investigative division of Region 4; and Joe Beckett, clinical director of Powder Basin Associates, which operates five drug and alcohol treatment centers in north Idaho. Aired 10/27/05. 


High School - Adult              30 min.              2005              DVD-237

High School - Adult
Drug Education for Teens/Methamphetamine & Other Stimulants, v. 9 (cc)

What are stimulants? Where do drugs like methamphetamine come from? And what happens to the body and mind of someone who abuses them? This compelling video answers these questions and more with first-person accounts from young addicts and leading experts. 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 the harsh facts about withdrawal and the long-term effects of drug use. 


Grades 7 & up       23 min.     2003         DVD-79   Spanish Language Track

Grades 7 & up
Dying for Meth

Dying for Meth is a methamphetamine prevention DVD that runs just over 40 minutes. This DVD was directed by award winning documentary and movie director Matt Farnsworth and has been recognized for its entertainment value as well as its anti-meth message. The DVD was produced by Mr. Farnsworth and movie producer Diane Foster for the purpose of delivering an entertaining, informative message to groups. School Curriculum and Assemblies - The information in this DVD is imperative for students to understand BEFORE they are presented with the opportunity to use meth under peer pressure; Government Agencies - For training of government officials, particularly those whose jobs require knowledge of meth and its related problems; Law Enforcement Agencies - Ideal for training of officers who may be facing meth users
High School - Adult              40 min.             2005              DVD-240

High School - Adult
Effective Anti-Drug Coalitions: Elements for Success

The problem of drug abuse cannot be addressed without dealing with underlying causes. Coalitions are among the most effective means for communities to address these complex issues. However; a coalition's capacity to deal with those issues is only as good as its ability to sustain its efforts over time. A new video highlighting the key elements needed to build effective anti-drug coalitions is now available. The video, and accompanying booklet, identify six key elements that are vital to a coalition's lasting effectiveness and sustainability: 1) vision, 2) leadership, 3) inclusiveness, 4) relationships, 5) funding and 6) community support. Where Meth Goes... Violence and Destruction Follow! (15:00); Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Treatment Center (4:26); Solano County Drug Court (4:27); Vallejo Police and Corrections Team (P.A.C.T.) (5:30); Santa Barbara Youth Service System (5:09); Vallejo Fighting Back Partnership (10:16); Santa Barbara Fighting Back Coalition (6:14)
Adult 22 min.              2003              DVD-241

Adult
The High Is a Lie

This video was produced by a physician, Dr. Mary F. Holley, Director of Mothers Against Methamphetamine. It is designed for use in the ninth grade health curriculum for education of youth against methamphetamine use and addiction. It presents both a human story of a person ravaged by addiction, and the biochemical details of how methamphetamine works. The stages of addiction, the brain dysfunction resulting from methamphetamine use, and resulting personality changes are illustrated and dramatized.
Grades 9 & up              40 min.             2005              DVD-243

Grades 9 & up
HOOKED: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way/Marijuana and Methamphetamine/Opium, Morphine and Heroin, v. 1

There has been a "drug culture" since the dawn of civilization. Sumerian cuneiform tablets from 3000 BC show a poppy harvest as do ancient Egyptian scripts and Greek statues adorned with poppy crowns. Far more recently, Freud sung the praises of cocaine that was included in the original recipe for Coca-Cola. But since the industrial revolution, drug use has changed dramatically society's response to this - particularly in America - has been to demonize users and make drugs illegal. HOOKED explores the world of illegal drugs, meeting with pharmacologists and scientists to learn exactly what effect they have on us and exploring the social and legislative changes that have transformed (and, some would argue, created) the drug culture of the 20th century. Outspoken advocates on both sides of the "war on drugs" illuminate this polarizing issue, and fascinating accounts and artifacts illustrate the role of drugs throughout history.
High School - Adult                     90 min.             2000                 DVD

High School - Adult
Life or Meth

KTVB revisits their award-winning 1998 documentary on methamphetamine, updated with new information - new trends and new stories.
High School - Adult              53 min.             2007              DVD-250

High School - Adult
The Meth Epidemic

Speed. Meth. Glass. On the street, methamphetamine has many names. What started as a fad among West Coast motorcycle gangs in the 1970s has spread across the United States, and despite lawmakers' calls for action, the drug is now more potent, and more destructive, than at any time in the past decade. In "The Meth Epidemic," FRONTLINE, in association with The Oregonian, investigates the meth rampage in America: the appalling impact on individuals, families and communities, and the difficulty of controlling an essential ingredient in meth-ephedrine and pseudoephedrine-sold legally in over-the-counter cold remedies.


Adult              56 min.             2006             DVD-253

Adult
METH INSIDE OUT Series/Brain and Behavior, v. 2

BRAIN & BEHAVIOR equips viewers with an understanding of how meth changes the brain and, consequently, behavior. 3D animations, accessible explanations, and personal accounts help viewers understand complex scientific concepts. Users learn how to better cope with the stages of meth addiction and recovery by gaining an understanding of the biological underpinnings of the high, tolerance, craving, paranoia, aggression, anhedonia, and healing.

Adult      32 minutes      2008        DVD-254

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Adult
Meth: Recovery Is Possible

In this film, Earnie Larsen, famed author and lecturer, brings together an assorted group of recovering meth addicts of all ages and backgrounds. In a group format, they discuss the issues surrounding meth recovery. The group members in this program, some with meth histories spanning more than two decades, are a testament to the fact that it is possible to get off meth, and stay off - no matter how long you've been using. Main topics of discussion include Hitting Rock Bottom/Turning Points, Withdrawal from Meth, and What it Takes to Stay Clean from Day to Day. The program also includes three "Medical Minutes" in which group members and viewers get a chance to learn about how meth works our body and impacts the way we think, feel, and behave.
Adult            2006               DVD-257

Adult
Methamphetamine: Neurochemistry & Recovery

This powerful video examines how methamphetamine changes the brain both chemically and structurally and how these changes interfere with the recovery process. Compelling interviews with a cross section of people in recovery along with comments from treatment professionals present a realistic picture of the challenges inherent in recovery, stress the need for patience, and present a profound sense of hope. 


Adult           30 min.             2006             DVD-262

Adult
Methamphetamine: New Knowledge, New Treatments

Finding the time and funds to attend conferences or to earn continuing education contact hours isn't always possible. The Hazelden Clinical Innovators Series makes it easier for you. With all the information available about meth addiction and treatment, separating myths from reality can be difficult. Where do you start? With solid, believable, proven information from an industry leader. Richard Rawson of UCLA has conducted research and developed treatment systems for substance abuse for over 20 years. He examines in detail the latest research on meth use and brain imaging. He also discusses promising treatment strategies, resources for treatment providers, and the prospects of effective medications. You'll learn: Why an addict's cravings for meth are stronger than cravings for basic survival needs such as food; The reasons behind the "meth is untreatable" perception; Why contingency management--positive reinforcement for positive behavior - can help sustain abstinence; Which treatment protocols work - and which don't
Adult              65 min.             2005              DVD-263

Adult
Methamphetamines: the Hard Facts (cc)

In this hard-hitting program, students will learn what methamphetamines are, how they are illegally produced in underground "labs" by drug dealers, and how addictive and deadly they are to those who experiment with them. Known by dozens of street names - such as speed, crank and crystal meth - these powerful central nervous system stimulants are highly addictive and can cause permanent damage to all systems of the body. The emotional roller coaster of devastation that results from methamphetamine use is also described. Viewers will hear harrowing true stories from young people who have learned the hard facts about meth, and are now struggling to regain control of their lives. The program provides viewers with many startling details, including the fact that possession of methamphetamine carries a mandatory prison sentence of at least five years. Teacher's Resource Book includes many helpful fact sheets and student activities designed to reinforce the video's strong no-use message. 

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Grades 7 - College              25 min.              2003              DVD-5065

Grades 7 - College
Montana Meth

Montana Meth paints a broad, harrowing picture of the meth problem in Montana, which ranks second in the nation for teenage and adult abuse of the drug. The filmmaker speaks with several addicts and recovering addicts including 16-year-old Graham, a former straight-A student and athlete reduced to a shifty-eyed dropout after one year of using meth; 22-year-old Crystal, whose life has fallen apart in the three years she has used the drug and 21-year-old Rhianna, who traded "hard sex" for meth before she stopped using a year ago. Prominently featured is a member of the Chippewa Cree tribe known as "Weasel," a meth user for half of his 22 years who lives with his addict father and whose girlfriend had her two children taken away because of meth use. The cheapness and availability of meth - which one Montana tribal leader describes as an epidemic - is taking a huge toll on the local Native American population. Montana Meth explores the physical and psychological damage caused by this particularly vicious drug, whose effects range from tooth decay and skin lesions to brain damage and death. It also shows law enforcement and the justice system's efforts to grapple with the magnitude of the problem. Viewer discretion is advised.
Adult              60 min.             2006             DVD

Adult
No More Sunsets: The Last Days of a Meth Addict

A former trucker whose documentary chronicled an agonizing descent as methamphetamine ravaged his body has died, optimistic to the end that his story would keep others from the highly addictive stimulant. "He was extremely satisfied, wanting to do more in getting the word out and showing kids what meth harm does. We didn't get to that point," his father, Jack Bridges, said shortly after the 35-year-old died Monday at a hospital in Cape Girardeau. "He didn't want anyone to go through what he did," his father said. Shawn Bridges drew global attention last year for "No More Sunsets," a 29-minute film shot by a former southern Illinois television videographer at Bridges' request. Contains a Faith-Based message.
Adult              29 min.             2006              DVD

Adult
NOW/Montana Meth Project & Meal Plan (cc)

When Tom Siebel, a billionaire software developer and part time Montana resident, learned the devastating effect methamphetamine addiction was having on the big sky state, he decided to use his successful marketing techniques--and 20 million dollars from his own wallet--to "un-sell" the deadly and highly addictive drug. It's called the Montana Meth Project. NOW's David Brancaccio talks with the venture philanthropist about blitzing the state with stark and shocking ad campaigns designed to drag meth use out of the shadows and get into the faces of kids. The results are promising, and his idea is spreading around the country.

http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/335/video.html

 

Also on the show, a business model focusing on ethnic foods that's creating local jobs for Boston's inner city.

High School/Adult   30 min.   2007   DVD

NOW/Rape in the Military & "Unselling" Meth

Last year, nearly 1,400 women reported being assaulted and raped by their fellow soldiers - in some cases by their commanding officers. The shocking phenomenon has a label: military sexual trauma. NOW returns to the subject for an updated report and talks to women who've been victimized while serving in the military. Idaho's First Lady Lori Otter and Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd are interviewed on NOW ON PBS, a weekly video newsmagazine that airs on Idaho Public Television. In August 2007, NOW ON PBS reported on a unique drug-prevention program that has been having great success in a neighboring state. The Montana Meth Project targets 12- to 17-year-olds with hard-hitting ads and billboards, using the tag line "Not Even Once" to warn them of the dangers of methamphetamines. Since the project's inception in 2005, teen meth use in Montana has declined 45%, adult meth use has declined 72% and meth-related crime has declined 62% in the state. The project has expanded to Illinois, Wyoming, Arizona and Idaho. The NOW ON PBS team visited Idaho to see how the program is being received here. During one segment of the show, they meet with First Lady Lori Otter, who has made fighting the use of methamphetamines a core issue. They also interview Mayor Tammy de Weerd of Meridian, who has seen first-hand how meth addiction can affect a family: her oldest daughter was addicted to the drug. 5/23/2008 - Idaho Meth Project Highlighted on National PBS NOW Program

http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/421/video-seg2.html


High School - Adult              25 min.              2008              DVD

High School - Adult
Reunited: Regaining Child Custody

A 25 minute video presenting crucial ASFA (Adoption and Safe Families Act) information to new parents entering the child welfare system. The information is presented by parents who lost their children largely due to methamphetamine related problems, got into recovery and regained custody of their kids. Produced by Eric Martin, M.A., CADC III, Jay Wurscher, CADC II and the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Adult              25 min.             2005             DVD-491

Adult
Rushing, Crashing, Dying: the Meth Epidemic (cc)

Program takes viewers on a tour of the disastrous consequences of methamphetamine abuse. Going beyond the health risks of this increasingly popular drug, recovering meth addicts describe damage to family relationships, burns and disfigurement from lab explosions, and the problems they face finding work or completing school. Beginning with a police raid on a lab, this documentary-style video/DVD interviews law enforcement authorities, hospital ER doctors, social workers, and recovered addicts and their families, to show the horrors of meth abuse. Viewers learn how meth destroys the brain and body of users, how meth lab toxins poison children living in and near the meth labs, how police, emergency services, and social services are overwhelmed by the epidemic. The wide path of destruction cut by meth abuse is vividly portrayedàthe personal costs to meth addicts and to society of unfulfilled dreams, destroyed lives, broken families and devastated communities. 

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Grades 7 - College              22 min.             2006             DVD-5097

Grades 7 - College