Teens/Young Adults

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The Totally Disgusting Alcohol Gross Out Video (cc)

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.

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Grades 7-College   14:58 min.   2015   DVD-4106

Grades 7-College
This Is Your Brain On Alcohol

Charismatic high school students present to middle school students some groundbreaking information about the effects of alcohol on developing brains. New studies show that the brain is a complex organ that builds its basic capacities and potential for the future during adolescent years. Alcohol use during this time has a major impact because it disrupts the growing brain's plasticity (encoding and programming progress), which in turn impairs its response to stimuli essential to learning and memory. There is now evidence that the brain continues to develop until the age of 24, three years past the "legal" drinking age. The message to middle school students in this peer education video is clear: Alcohol use is not healthy and not cool; most kids do not use it; and those who do risk irreversible damage to their developing brains. 
Grades 5 - 9               23 min.           2004                DVD-4152

Grades 5 - 9
The Top Ten Myths About Alcohol and Drugs (cc)

Too many teens are either ignorant about the dangers of drugs or are in denial about the hazards they pose. This program, with its clever use of satire, graphics and mock pop quizzes, captivates student attention as well as educates. The following myths are exposed and exploded: Everybody's doing it; I can stop when I feel like it; Beer isn't as bad as hard liquor; I can get high and still be in control; I can drive a car high on marijuana; Marijuana isn't harmful or addictive; Prescription drugs can't hurt me because they're legal; Drugs help relieve stress; Drugs and alcohol do not damage the brain; and Steroids do not damage the body. Each of these dangerous and destructive myths is rebutted with cold, hard facts, challenging students to recognize harmful behaviors in themselves and others and to take full responsibility for their personal health and safety.

The scratchy film technique gives the edginess of an old documentary.

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Grades 7 - College                20 min.             2007               DVD-4182

Grades 7 - College
The Truth About Drinking (School Version)

Alcohol kills more than five times the number of people killed by cocaine, heroin, and every other illegal drug combined. Yet for today's teenagers, alcohol is the number one drug of choice. It is considered "cool" by many teens to drink as much as they can in social situations involving their peers. Few if any of these young people think about the consequences. In this program, teens that are current drinkers see firsthand what the future may hold for them if they continue to drink. They experience the potential consequences of alcohol use from every perspective, including: how drinking impairs a person's coordination, vision, and reaction time; how the brain and other organs suffer lasting damage from alcohol use; how a drunk person really drives; and how drinking can lead to spending months in a rehabilitation center. The program culminates in a realistic simulation of the "deaths" of three participants who got into a car with a fourth who was driving drunk. The teens watch videotape of their parents' reaction to the news. The driver is then "booked" and sent to prison. The three victims visit the coroner's office to learn of the fatal injuries each suffered in the crash. Finally, the foursome attend the funerals of the three that "died" in the crash and listen as their parents read farewell tributes to their children. By the close of the program, all of the young participants are moved to stop their reckless drinking behavior. PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A DVD OR VHS COPY.
High School              30 min.               1998              DVD-4110

High School
The Truth About Drinking 46 min. version

Alcohol kills more than five times the number of people killed by cocaine, heroin, and every other illegal drug combined. Yet for today's teenagers, alcohol is the number one drug of choice. It is considered "cool" by many teens to drink as much as they can in social situations involving their peers. Few if any of these young people think about the consequences. In this program, teens that are current drinkers see firsthand what the future may hold for them if they continue to drink. They experience the potential consequences of alcohol use from every perspective, including: how drinking impairs a person's coordination, vision, and reaction time; how the brain and other organs suffer lasting damage from alcohol use; how a drunk person really drives; and how drinking can lead to spending months in a rehabilitation center. The program culminates in a realistic simulation of the "deaths" of three participants who got into a car with a fourth who was driving drunk. The teens watch videotape of their parents' reaction to the news. The driver is then "booked" and sent to prison. The three victims visit the coroner's office to learn of the fatal injuries each suffered in the crash. Finally, the foursome attend the funerals of the three that "died" in the crash and listen as their parents read farewell tributes to their children. By the close of the program, all of the young participants are moved to stop their reckless drinking behavior.
Junior High - High School             46 min.            1998            V-4111 or DVD-4111

Junior High - High School
Twelve Promises: the Rewards of Recovery

12 PROMISES is the second in a series of documentary films about teen recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. This film focuses on early stage sobriety and how to maintain continuous recovery, including the discussion of the promises and rewards of a new sober life. The film features individuals, not actors, who are willing to reveal their personal journey from isolation and despair to connection and hope. Peer to peer communications is the most effective way of telling the TRUTH about young people who face the seemingly insurmountable task of conquering addiction and abuse. The stories of 12 Promises demonstrate compassion and connection as the antidote to abuse, and reveal the ability of those who have walked out of addiction to lead healthy, purposeful lives as members of a supportive community.

 

High School   24:31 min.     2012    DVD-5035

High School
Underage Drinking: Know the Facts, Know the Risks (cc)

This no-nonsense program lays out the straight facts about underage drinking. Alcohol abuse is responsible for 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year - deaths resulting from drunk driving, alcohol poisoning, fetal alcohol syndrome, cirrhosis and even from alcohol-related cancers (esophageal, liver, colon). The program clearly spells out the dangers and the risks of underage drinking while also providing new information on how the adolescent brain can be permanently damaged by alcohol. Underage Drinking also explores the risky trend of binge drinking, which results in thousands of teens being treated in the emergency room each year for alcohol poisoning. There is also a segment on the legal and social dangers of throwing unsupervised parties in which alcohol is served to minors. The video makes it clear that teens should adopt a no-use policy towards this dangerous and addictive drug. Teacher's Resource Book provides compelling lessons and activities on alcohol-related topics such as binge drinking, addiction, alcohol overdose and more. 
Grades 7 - College              27 min.            2004            DVD-4136

Grades 7 - College
Underage Drinking: Is It Worth It? (cc)

Underage drinking is a national epidemic. The risks are sky-high for teens and for our communities. This gripping docudrama video program lays out the many risks of underage drinking. The message avoids hysterics as it uncovers the eye-opening facts in detail. Counselors, law enforcement personnel, DUI victims, former teen abusers, medical experts and family members contribute dramatic insights. New scientific studies show how even small amounts of alcohol can create chronic health issues for teen brains. Viewers learn that DWI and DUI take thousands of lives every year. Students are asked: Is it worth it? Is it worth getting caught with a fake ID and risking a permanent police record? Is it worth riding in a car with a drunk driver? Is it worth risking your brain's health? Is it worth causing serious injury to someone else? Is it worth dying for?

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Grades 7 - College           27 min.           2013            DVD-4224

Grades 7 - College
What is Alcoholism?

This video offers a glimpse into the struggles of teen alcoholics. Viewers will meet Lacee, Alberto, Christina, and Justin, four real teens from different ethnic backgrounds who share their personal stories of alcohol abuse and recovery. The program defines alcoholism as an addictive disease that affects people of all ages, races and social classes. Psychologist Susan Tapert, Ph.D., who specializes in issues surrounding adolescent alcoholism, offers important information on how easily teens can become addicted to alcohol, and explains some of the unique problems faced by youth who become addicted. The signs and symptoms of alcoholism are also identified. The program emphasizes the pervasive negative impact that alcoholism can have on an individual, a family and on society at large. Advice is offered for how to seek help in overcoming alcohol addiction. This video provides an excellent starting point for any discussion on alcohol and its dangers. Accompanied by a Teacher's Resource Book of worksheets and activities for further classroom learning. 
Grades 6 - 12            25 min.            2004             DVD-4155

Grades 6 - 12