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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

Alcohol, Drugs and the Brain with Dr. Carlton Erickson

A complete overview of how alcohol and drugs affect the brain presented by University of Texas professor of pharmacology, Dr. Carlton Erickson. Presented in a fast paced yet casual, conversational style. Featuring brand new, humorous animations depicting the neurochemical action in the brain. Dr. Erickson also explains the difference between abuse and dependence, who is at risk for addiction and how to get help.

Adult          40 min.          2011          DVD-4074

Bill W.: The First Intimate Documentary

In 1999, Bill Wilson was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Heroes and Icons of the 20th Century for his role as co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. But 65 years earlier, in 1934, he had faced almost certain death from his uncontrollable drinking. At the time, medicine viewed alcoholism as a symptom of deeper psychiatric issues, and alcoholics were treated with lobotomies, shock therapy, or imprisonment. Despite this, Bill Wilson found a way to sobriety, and then forged a path for countless others to follow. With Bill as its driving force, A.A. grew from a handful of men to a worldwide fellowship of over 2 million men and women. Thousands of people throughout the world now credit him with saving their lives – both alcoholics and members of dozens of other 12 Step recovery groups. Bill’s leadership eventually made him an icon within A.A. – and a man unable to be a member of the very society he had created. Through interviews, recreations, and rare archival material, Bill W. traces Wilson’s life through his 17 years of devastating alcoholism, the crucial years of A.A.’s founding and growth, his battle with depression, his experimentation with LSD, and his struggle with celebrity status in an anonymous society. A reluctant hero, Bill Wilson lived a life of sacrifice and service, and left a legacy of recovery that continues every day, all around the world.

Adult           104 min.           2011          DVD-4225



This NET News production looks at young adults drinking too much, too fast. Hear from law enforcement, university officials, and bar owners trying to change lives before it’s too late. The generally accepted definition of binge drinking in the United States is the consumption of five or more alcoholic drinks in a row by men or four or more drinks in a row by women. When young adults binge drink, it often results in fights, unwanted sex, and automobile accidents. More than ever before, young adults are consuming alcoholic beverages, with the intention of becoming drunk.


High School/Adult    28:46 min.    2011   DVD-4001




Drinking Games, Alcohol Abuse and Overdose (cc)

This program features Mary Claire O’Brien, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University. The June 12th, 2011 issue of Parade Magazine published a cover story about Binge Drinking which includes interviews from Dr. O’Brien.
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.  Spanish subtitles.

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Grades 7-College   20 min.   2011   DVD-4217

Driving Stupid (cc)

This program dramatizes that most teens overestimate their driving skills and underestimate the risks involved in texting while driving, driving drowsy and driving under the influence. True to life stories accentuate these very real dangers.  A young woman describes how a driver who was texting caused a crash that killed her parents and left her with severe injuries. Another teen describes falling asleep while driving and how the resulting crash left him wheel-chair bound for life. A trauma center nurse and a police officer describe the kinds of injuries they have seen for teenage victims of crashes due to alcohol and drugs. The film also shows teens participating in a driving skills program that safely exposes them to a variety of hazards and teaches them the importance of developing safe driving skills.

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 Grades 7-College   19 min.   2014   DVD-4232

Drug Education for Teens/Alcohol & Alcoholism, v. 1 (cc)

In Alcohol & Alcoholism, viewers learn about the dangers of alcohol abuse and the signs and symptoms of alcohol dependence, while the many factors involved in the disease of alcoholism are highlighted. Whether it is beer, wine or liquor, alcoholic beverages all belong to a class of drugs known as depressants and use can lead to dependence and addiction. Viewers explore the devastating long- and short-term effects of alcoholism through candid interviews with users and family members, and learn about treatment options for those suffering from alcoholism.
Grades 7 - College             23 min.         2004          DVD-4163   Spanish Language Track

Grades 7 - College
Drug Education for Teens/Alcohol: Teenage Drinking, v. 2 (cc)

Advertising portrays alcohol consumption as fun, relaxing, romantic, exciting and adventurous. Yet, alcohol is the most abused drug in the world, and one that is often abused by teens with tragic consequences. In Alcohol: Teenage Drinking, students will get the facts on how alcohol affects the brain and body, with vivid animations explaining how drinking impairs motor skills and judgment. This compelling video encourages viewers to ask hard questions about the risks and benefits of drinking, highlighting some tragic personal stories with teen interviews and explanations from experts. This program approaches the topic with straight talk about the dangers of binge drinking and the choices teens are faced with every day.
Grades 7 - College              23 min.             2004             DVD-4164   Spanish Language Track

Grades 7 - College
Drunk in Public II

Drunk In Public is a feature documentary directed by award winning filmmaker David J. Sperling. This final and complete film spans and chronicles the last 18 years in the touching, tragic and thought provoking life of Mark David Allen, a man arrested more than 500 times. This documentary provides a non-judgmental objective long term look at alcoholism. Nothing produced captures the progressive nature of addiction like this film...It is somber, educational, and sometimes funny. Audiences seem to respond to this unique presentation on an issue that affects nearly everyone. Therefore it is ideal for rehabilitation programs, teenagers and their families, law enforcement training, churches, counselors, schools and anyone else touched by the trauma of addiction. Since the first version, Drunk In Public has screened and collected awards in a number of festivals. This is an independently produced film with a gritty and realistic nature that is determined to open your eyes and challenge your heart.

High School/Adult   80 min.   2012   DVD-4032

FADED: girls & binge drinking

FADED is a 60 minute documentary profiling four young women, ages 14-22, and their struggles with binge drinking. With the eye of a reporter, the curiosity of an anthropologist and the sometimes wounded heart of a teenager, award-winning filmmaker McIntyre launched a five-year mission, embedding herself in these girls’ lives. From high school classrooms to underground college parties, from roller derby rinks to erotic bakeries, FADED explores the vibrant, dynamic and scary life of a 21st century girl.

Alyssa will be the first person in her family to escape a gang-based lifestyle and graduate from high school. But when her father is hospitalized, she’s left to her own devices and soon gets derailed. Holley skates with a bad-ass roller derby team. She rocks on the field, parties all night and rarely thinks about the consequences. Cassidy is darkly beautiful, smart-as-a-whip and a classic over-achiever. However when she sets off for college, she’s unable to navigate the new set of peer pressures and things begin to spiral out of control. Sharon was fourteen when her family relocated from Indonesia to an upscale suburb in Oregon. She blames the unwelcome move for her descent into drinking and living on the streets.    Colorful language, nudity      PG-13    60 min     2012   DVD-4228                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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

How Could This Happen? A True Story about Binge Drinking and Death (cc)

This program gives students a close up look at the story of Molly Amman, a vivacious nineteen-year-old, straight-A student who died of acute alcohol poisoning in 2011. Through emotional interviews with family and friends, viewers get a firsthand understanding of how one episode of binge drinking can kill. The choices and errors in judgment that lead to Molly's death are presented in stark detail. Medical experts weigh in about the consequences of binge drinking and how the body systematically shuts down when too much alcohol is consumed. Students are made aware of the all-to-real dangers of alcohol poisoning and learn what actions to take if they suspect that someone is at risk of being poisoned.

Grades 7-College   18 min.  2013  DVD-4229


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Lipstick and Liquor: Secrets in the Suburbs

A cold, December day. A mystery unfolds. Thirty-nine year old Julie Kroll stumbles away from a minor car accident, leaving behind her eight-year old daughter… and an open container of alcohol. As darkness descends, she disappears. Lipstick & Liquor explores the secret in the suburbs. A growing number of women are abusing alcohol and becoming alcohol dependent. Excessive alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death among women between the ages of 35 and 55. It is a contributing factor in one-third of suicides, one-fourth of accidental deaths and one-half of traffic deaths.  DUI arrests of women are up 30% from a decade ago, while arrests for men are down. Binge drinking among women is also on the rise. Yet, if you were to ask a woman's friends and family if she has a drinking problem, they might very well say no. Women are more likely to drink alone and to hide it. Their problem is less likely to be recognized by a doctor and more likely to reach advanced stages before it's discovered.  The documentary begins with the haunting story of Julie Kroll, a 39-year old suburban mother from Woodbridge, Virginia. Julie went missing on December 16, 2009 when she stumbled away from a minor car crash in the dead of winter, leaving behind her eight-year-old daughter. An open container of alcohol was in the car. While family and friends searched desperately, a seemingly indifferent police department and a blinding blizzard hampered attempts to find her. As the story develops, Lipstick & Liquor introduces us to four remarkable women who have faced their own battle with alcohol addiction. Each one has an amazing story that will resonate with viewers and, perhaps, touch other women who may recognize themselves in these heartfelt accounts. The hard work of recovery along with the gift of love, can provide inspiration and hope to countless women caught in alcohol's destructive web. As women take on increasingly more demanding roles, they are feeling greater pressures at work and home. Adding to their burden is the desperate need to be the perfect mother, the perfect wife and daughter, the perfect everything.  Lipstick & Liquor seeks to shake off the stigma associated with women alcoholics and to provide understanding and insight into the struggle to stay sober. The documentary includes expert commentary from medical researchers, addiction specialists, and authors who shed light on the conditions impacting the increase in alcoholism among American women. Movie Trailer

Lipstick and Liquour Website

Women in Recovery: Discussion Guide

Women in Recovery: Reflective Journal

Adult       77:49 min.      2012       DVD-4158 

One Alcoholic to Another: Demystifying AA (cc)

How did Alcoholics Anonymous begin? What influences shaped it into the worldwide, support-focused organization it is today? And what goes on inside a typical AA meeting? This program follows a quest for answers undertaken by two filmmakers—Orly Yadin, an Israeli-born documentarian and archival film specialist who questions the idea of genetic alcoholism, and Eleanor Lanahan, an animator whose family tree suggests a different perspective (she’s the granddaughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald). Their search leads them to the Vermont roots of AA’s founders, the structural parallels between AA meetings and civic gatherings, temperance movements predating AA, and more. At the heart of the film, however, are segments that take viewers inside a real AA meeting. With animated faces disguising the live-action participants, these scenes offer a poignant window into the confrontation of addiction.

High School/Adult           40 min.           2011    DVD-4088

High School/Adult
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
Point of No Return

The 30-minute video starts out with five teens trying – and failing - to get some alcohol for a night of partying. Then the story rewinds, though, and you see the disastrous consequences that result when they succeed, showing how one bad choice can lead to a lifetime of repercussions. Using documentary and dramatic film techniques, “Point of No Return” offers a powerful lesson to teens on the dangers of drinking and driving and points the way toward good decision-making. Hailed as “the best substance abuse film,” “Point of No Return” is a true cautionary tale for modern times.

High School           30 min.           2010           DVD-4226

High School
Post Acute Withdrawal/Management, pt. 2

Post Acute Withdrawal (PAW) is caused by the long-term aftereffects of chronic alcohol and drug poisoning on the brain. Once the symptoms are recognized they can be effectively managed. In this fast paced presentation, recovering people discuss the techniques they used to manage PAW. Aided by these personal experiences Terry Gorski and Jan Black summarize the most effective methods in managing PAW symptoms. This presentation is appropriate for use in patient and family treatment programs.

Adult   28 min.   1987   V-412

Post Acute Withdrawal/Recognition, pt. 1

Post Acute Withdrawal (PAW) is caused by the long-term aftereffects of chronic alcohol and drug poisoning on the brain. Many recovering people suffer from PAW and don't know it. In this presentation, recovering people discuss how they came to understand and identify the symptoms of PAW in their own recovery. Aided by these personal experiences Terry Gorski and Jan Black summarize the research on the causes and symptoms of PAW. This presentation is appropriate for use in patient and family treatment programs.

Adult           29 min.           1987         V-411

Reflections in the Rear View Mirror: Moving on from a DUI (cc)

A compilation of five videos covering a number of aspects of impaired driving. Designed to help facilitate group interaction by encouraging members of a group to discuss their own experience driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The information is presented with creative animation, live action, and appealing easy to understand graphics.     Spanish subtitles.

How I Got My DUI (18:28)
Individuals who were cited for driving under the influence share their experiences along with perspectives from law enforcement personnel.  

Costs & Losses (14:41)
An examination of the short and long term consequences - both financial and personal.                         

Physiology (16:00)
Presenting the physical and mental effects of alcohol and other drugs on the ability to drive.                   

Levels of Use (15:31)
An explanation of the seven levels provides a framework for group members to judge their own level.                                                

How My Life Changed for the Better (8:59)
For many, a DUI serves as a wake up call to rethink and hopefully change some of their behaviors.                                                 

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Adult      73:39 minutes     2013     DVD-4235


 Filmmaker Denice Ann Evans draws heavily on the voices of students in this powerful and timely exploration of hookup culture on college campuses. Supplementing student testimony with analysis from experts and health professionals, the film's main concern is whether hookup culture is offering young people a new and potentially liberating set of sexual rules, or whether it's simply reinforcing traditional gender roles and blurring the line between consent and coercion. The result is an invaluable teaching tool, one that asks tough questions about the relationship between hookup culture, gender politics, and the alarming levels of sexual assault and binge drinking that continue to plague college campuses.

The DVD includes both a 64-minute feature of the film and a 35-minute abridged version, made specifically for use in the classroom.


High School-Adult   64 min.   2010   DVD-4233

The Top Ten Reasons Not to Drink Alcohol (cc)

Teen viewers will be riveted by the facts and information on this 10-point countdown. Just let the facts speak for themselves to understand the impact of alcohol on teen lives:

10 - Impaired Decision-Making

9 - Vision Impairment  

8 - Memory Loss                                                                                                                                                                                               
7 - Long-Term Brain Damage                                                                                                                                                                      
6 - No Safe Amount for Teens                                                                                                                                                                    
5 - Drinking to Get Wasted                                                                                                                                                                        
4 - Legal Issues                                                                                                                                                                                            
3 - Addiction  

2 - DUI

1 - Death

The countdown is supported by the latest science and data, with an extensive student/teacher resource book.

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Grades 7-College   16:24 min.   2016   DVD-4104

Grades 7-College
When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story

Acclaimed author and screenwriter William G. Borchert explores the life and times of Lois Burnham Wilson, the spirited creator of Al-Anon and wife of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson. From her privileged childhood in turn-of-the-century New York City to her socialite status as the 'Wall Street Wife' of the charismatic Bill in the roaring '20s to the couple's audacious crosscountry motorcycle excursions in the 1930s, Lois was every bit the adventure-seeker. But nothing could have prepared her for the chaos, anguish, and loss caused by Bill's seventeen-year descent into the depths of alcoholism. In this moving story, Borchert reveals how the couple rose from a life of despair to institute one of the twentieth century's most important social movements, and how Lois created a legacy of hope for millions of families devastated by addiction through her uncommon love and unshakable faith.

High School/Adult          98 min.           2010           DVD-4221

High School/Adult