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Chalk Talk on Alcohol by Father Joseph C. Martin

Chalk Talk on Alcohol was given in 1972 by Father Joseph C. Martin. It is considered a historic film, in that it offers one of the most effective descriptions of alcohol, alcoholism, and recovery from addiction.

High School/Adult   42 min.   2011   DVD-4009

American Society of Addiction Medicine Placement and Treatment Planning, Day 1

Brief review of how a client accesses treatment, then ASAM Dimensions 1-3.  

Adult          103 min.         2005         DVD-11

American Society of Addiction Medicine Placement and Treatment Planning, Day 2

ASAM Dimensions 4-6. 

Adult          97 min.          2005          DVD-12

American Society of Addiction Medicine Placement and Treatment Planning, Day 3

Clinical Documentation, treatment plans and progress notes. 

Adult       99 min.         2005           DVD-13

Effective Management of ADHD in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders--May 7, 2012

Children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder may benefit from medications to address Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other co-morbid conditions. However, children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder present in a more complex way than do children in the general population. A comprehensive understanding of how ADHD should be identified and treated in children affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol is essential for professionals working with these children in order to develop an effective treatment plan including medication in combination with appropriate therapuetic interventions.

Adult     47:52 min.      2012        DVD-4231


God As We Understand Him: A Film About Faith and the 12 Step Movement

The purpose of this project is to address religious and spiritual issues faced by persons in recovery. Many who enter the rooms of recovery have no faith in God, others are cynical about religion, and still others believe that A.A. and other 12 Step groups are, themselves, religious cults. God as we understand Him reveals how recovering alcoholics work the Twelve Steps, regardless of their particular faith or creed. Alcoholics with a wide variety of belief systems have the chance to discuss their experiences with A.A. Represented faiths include Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, Religious Science, Unitarian Universalism, Setianism, Atheism, and various forms of Agnosticism. Others reject organized religion but consider themselves spiritual in some sense, whether Pagan-Druid, Native American, or followers of various other spiritual teachings. What role do their personal understandings of God play in their recovery? How has the Twelve Step process transformed their lives and belief systems? What about A.A. members who are Agnostic or Atheist? Have they come to believe that God exists? Have they been able to work the Twelve Steps without any concept of God? If so, what concepts do they use to replace the "God" concept?  Note: To keep their anonymity, A.A. members are filmed from the neck down.

Adult            110 min.              2008 

Harm Reduction with High School Students

Harm Reduction With High School Students illustrates a brief intervention for working with risk-taking high school students that emphasizes helping students to recognize the potential outcomes of their risky behavior and creating motivation for change. Dr. Mary E. Larimer works in this session with a high school boy who regularly drinks to excess. After taking an assessment of his risk-taking behavior, Dr. Larimer goes over the assessment with her client and, in a neutral, nonjudgmental manner, brings him to recognize the harm he is doing to himself and, potentially, to others.  


Adult   102 min.   2005   DVD-4179

Past These Walls: A Story of Alcohol, Jail and Hope

Video of presentation by comedian Mark Lundholm to jail inmates. Produced by NCADD's Richmond, VA Affiliate, The McShin Foundation. Mark Lundholm is a comedian, motivational speaker and former inmate in long-term recovery.

Adult    53:13 minutes    2008    DVD-4089
Seeking Safety: A Model for Trauma and/or Substance Abuse (4 video series)

Seeking Safety Training, v. 1

A 2-hour training video by Lisa Najavits, including clips from real clients and clinicians. The training is a 2-hour version of her standard initial training on Seeking Safety, including background on trauma/PTSD and substance abuse; overview of Seeking Safety; implementation; studies; and frequently-asked questions.

Adult    113 min   2005   DVD


Example of a Group Session: Asking for Help, v. 2

A 1-hour video of Lisa Najavits conducting a group session (unscripted) with real clients. The session uses the topic "Asking for Help" from the Seeking Safety book. 

Adult   61 min   2005   DVD


A Client's Story/Teaching Grounding. v. 3

A 20-minute video in which a man describes the impact of sexual abuse and addiction, and his attempts to obtain treatment. This client volunteered to share his story for this video. Please note that the experiences he describes include graphic details of trauma and substance abuse, and may be disturbing.

Example of Teaching Grounding to a Client. A 16-minute example of teaching a real client the skill of "grounding" using the script from the Seeking Safety manual.

Adult   36 min   2005   DVD


Adherence Rating Session: Healthy Relationships, v. 4

A 1-hour video of a clinician conducting a group session with real clients, unscripted. The session uses the topic "Healthy Relationships" from the Seeking Safety book. The session was designed to show both good and poor elements.


Adult   55 min   2005   DVD


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SELF INFLICTED: A Film about Non Suicidal Self-Injury (cc)

Self Inflicted is an up close and intimate portrait of NSSI (Non Suicidal Self-Injury.) NSSI is the purposeful destruction of one’s own bodily tissues in an effort to alleviate emotional distress. Typically, NSSI shows up in the form of cutting, burning, bruising, etc. Through interviews with the top research scientists in the field of NSSI, along with sociologists, as well as life-time to novice self-harmers, viewers gain insight into this increasingly common coping mechanism. Reassuring advice from the people coping with this illness, as well as from the professionals, lets viewers know that NSSI can be managed, and treated with good outcomes.

Trigger Warning: This film is about Non Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) and includes images of knives, lighters, cigarette burns, scars, bandages, implied self injury, as well as extensive dialogue on self-injurious behavior.

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Grades 7-College   25:37 min.   2015   DVD-5167 

Grades 7-College
The House I Live In

Filmed in more than twenty states, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, it offers a penetrating look inside America's longest war, laying bare its ominous inner workings and profound human rights implications. While recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse, the film investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that turned a matter of public health into a criminal justice opportunity, earning the United States the dubious distinction of being the world's leading jailer and giving rise to a vast industry of mass incarceration that feeds upon the lives of poor and minority Americans. Digging deeper, the film examines how political and economic corruption over forty years have perpetuated the War on Drugs despite persistent and recurring evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures.


For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet, drugs are cheaper, purer and more available today than ever. Where did we go wrong and what is the path toward healing?


1. CRACK  Experts discuss the hysteria behind the crack-cocaine epidemic in the 1980s.


2. LEX  An inside view of Lexington Correctional Center in Oklahoma.


3. MIAMI  David Simon explains how the Drug War has caused unintended consequences detrimental to the police. 


4. PIC  A glimpse into the world of the Prison Industrial Complex. Private interests deeply invested in the Drug War gather for a convention in Tampa, FL.


Adult     1:48:45 min.     2012     DVD-




Overcrowding  3:29 minutes

Self Soothing 2:23 minutes

Private Prisons 2:51 minutes

Jury Nullified 2:13 minutes

Work Defines Us  2:22 minutes

Trailer  2:25 minutes

The Hungry Heart

The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease. Dr. Holmes prescribes suboxone to his patients struggling with prescription drug addiction.  Much like methadone, suboxone helps many addicts in their recovery process– for some taking suboxone is a crucial stepping stone to long term recovery, for others it is a crutch, for others suboxone is abused and diverted onto the street. Through the film we see Dr. Holmes struggling with these challenges and trying to make sense and keep the faith in the midst of many contradictions. Most importantly however, as the film progresses we begin to see the simple but profound connection that Dr. Holmes creates with each patient The film shines a light on the healing power of conversation and the need for connection that many of these young addicts yearn for but do not have in their lives. In addition, the film interviews a number of older addicts who talk about their recovery process juxtaposed against Fred’s patients. The road to recovery is paved with both success stories and strewn with relapses, downfalls and tragic losses. However, through the movie we see the many faces and diverse populations of addiction, and their continued search for a life of recovery.


the Hungry Heart Community Discussion Guide (27 pages)

Adults     93 minutes     2013       DVD-5025   

The Secret World of Recovery

Nominated for a SAMHSA 2012 Voice Award, The Secret World of Recovery is the first documentary to show how the progressive journey of recovery is working for people in many stages of recovery and socio economic groups across America. Real people in recovery, along with addiction leaders and family professionals, explain the critical components that go into long-term recovery and what families need to do to heal. Created by filmmakers with a mission to lift the stigma and end the isolation that so many addicts in recovery and their families face. This film sets the stage for a new genre of movies and entertainment that focus not on the dark and hopeless side of addiction, but rather on solution and the positive realities of recovery today. Mother and daughter filmmakers, Leslie and Lindsey Glass, will discuss how one family’s personal story inspired an educational tool that provokes discussion and offers a positive feeling of hope to a wide variety of audiences who need to know that the promises of recovery are real, and recovery is possible as well as a rewarding way of life.

Adult           45 min.           2011           DVD