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M Videos

MARIJUANA: Neurochemistry & Physiology
Designed to be used in a group or clinical setting, this objective, non-judgmental video presents the latest research and findings on the neurochemistry and physiology of marijuana. The content focuses on the research advances in understanding how marijuana works on a cellular level and how those neurochemical changes affect sedation, the sense of novelty, appetite, memory, the immune system, visual spatial organization, paranoia, and dependence. Issues of tolerance and tissue dependence, withdrawal, acute psychic effects, driving effects, and physical effects are highlighted. (2005, 32 mins) DVD
Selected Audience: ADOLESCENTS & ADULTS

MARIJUANA: SETTING THINGS STRAIGHT
Laurie's boyfriend is pressuring her to try marijuana, so she turns to her friend Gladys for help. With the help of a medical student, police officer and former drug users, they learn the facts about marijuana use and its harmful effects on the mind and body. This DVD covers the history of marijuana use, its psychological, emotional and physical effects, and the legal consequences for those who are caught with marijuana. It gives students the facts that empower them to make the right choice when it comes to marijuana. (1997, 17 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

MARIJUANA: VACANCY - THE LIFE OF A POT SMOKER
Two young narrators explain that marijuana users appear dumb and lazy because, among other ill effects, the drug lowers users' I.Q.'s and robs them of motivation. The narrators emphasize that this illegal drug exposes users to the risk of fines, imprisonment and the loss of driving privileges. While acknowledging that marijuana's powers of physical addiction are still being debated, the video provides sound scientific and medical reasons for avoiding its use. Other teens provde their views on how best to respond to peer pressure to try it. (2003, 14 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

MEDICAL MARIJUANA: A SMOKE SCREEN
This DVD explains why the issue of medical marijuana is a Trojan horse for a conspiracy against America. The guise to legalize dangerous schedule I drugs like heroin, PCP, LSD and marijuana is using compassion as a smoke screen. The promoter of medical marijuana has admitted that this is their foot in the door to total legalization. The DVD goes through the history of legalization in states like Arizona, California, Washington and Oregon to show how once medical marijuana is legalized the true motives begin to take place. (1998, 11 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Teens/Adults

METHADONIA
For more than 30 years, methadone has been used to treat heroin addiction. But when mixed with other substances, such as benzodiazopenes, the treatment can be as harmful as the heroin itself. METHADONIA exposes the possible problems of treating heroin addiction with legal methadone. (2005, 88 Mins) DVD
Selected Audience: Treatment Professionals

METHAMPHETAMINE 101: Etiology and Physiology of an Epidemic
This DVD was produced by Applied Behavioral Health Policy at the Arizona State University, College of Human Services. It features Thomas Freese, PhD and Richard Rawson, PhD from the University of California in Los Angeles for Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. This DVD is part of a Meth series that contains 5 DVDs (Meth 102, Meth Effective Approaches PPT, Effective Approaches Articles, and Treatment for People with Stimulant Use Disorders
Selected Audience: Treatment counselors

METHAMPHETAMINE 102: Introduction to Evidence-Based Treatments
This DVD was produced by Applied Behavioral Health Policy at the Arizona State University, College of Human Services. It features Thomas Freese, PhD and Richard Rawson, PhD from the University of California in Los Angeles for Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. This DVD is part of a Meth series that contains 5 DVDs (Meth 101, Meth 102, Meth Effective Approaches PPT, Effective Approaches Articles, and Treatment for People with Stimulant Use Disorders
Selected Audience: Treatment counselors

METHAMPHETAMINE SUMMIT METH TREATMENT: EFFECTIVE APPROACHES - ARTICLES
This DVD is part of a series that contains 5 DVDs (Meth 101, Meth 102, Meth Summit Treatment: Effective Approaches PPT, and Treatment for People with Stimulant Use Disorders
Selected Audience: Treatment counselors

METHAMPHETAMINE SUMMIT METH TREATMENT: EFFECTIVE APPROACHES - POWERPOINT PRESENT
This DVD is part of a series that contains 5 DVDs (Meth 101, Meth 102, Methamphetamine Summit Treatment: Effective Approaches Articles, and Treatment for People with Stimulant Use Disorders
Selected Audience: Treatment Counselors

METHAMPHETAMINE: Neurochemistry & Recovery
This powerful video, Methamphetamine: Neurochemistry & Recovery DVD examines the ways Methamphetamine changes the brain both chemically and structurally and how these changes interfere with the recovery process. Animations are used to show what happens to a users brain when Methamphetamine is introduced, and actual brain scans illustrate what happens as the users comes off of the drug. The video includes sections on basic neurochemistry, factors that inhibit recovery, physiological changes that occur in the brain from Methamphetamine use, including the loss of brain mass, the loss of memory, and an inability to concentrate. (2006, 31 mins) DVD
Selected Audience: Professionals, counselors, recovering people

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING
This educational 3 disc DVD includes interactive instructional material and clinical vignettes from mental health, medical, addictions, and correction settings. Following each vignette, material is discussed in the context of the core principals and skills of motivational interviewing. Each DVD is 60 minutes in length.(2009)
Selected Audience: Counseling or treatment centers/mental health professionals

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING PROFESSIONAL TRAINING 1998
This DVD reviews the background and current directions of motivational interviewing, exploring its essential theoretical and conceptual underpinnings, and discussing its five basic principles. This is by no means a comprehensive introduction to set the context for demonstration of
Selected Audience: TREATMENT PROFESSIONALS

MUTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS: What Everyone Needs to Know
This program explores the role of mutual support groups (AA, Al-Anon, NA, NarAnon, etc.) and helps you discern whether one might be right for you or someone you care about. You also will learn what makes mutual support groups work and how to find one near you. (2004, 60 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Employers/Educators/Treatment Centers/Health Care providers