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Students-Pre-Teen & Teens Videos

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Spring break-the victimless crime? Police, students and hospitals are highlighted. The topics discussed are drinking and driving and binge drinking. (1998, 28 mins) DVD Suggested Audience: 10th grade to college
Selected Audience: 10TH TO COLLEGE

DRINKING DRIVING DYING
Persons who drive under the influence of alcohol and other drugs are not being responsible This video shows how quickly and permanently lives are shattered. (1998, 30 mins) DVD Suggested Audience: 8th to 12th grades
Selected Audience: 8TH TO COLLEGE

DRINKING, DRIVING & DRUGS: A DEADLY MIX
This DVD will make viewers think twice before getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Through first-person stories of lives destroyed by drinking and driving, viewers are made aware that driving under the influence can cause irreparable tragedy. The program includes hard facts and interviews with police, doctors, and prevention activists about the dire consequences of drinking and driving. Young people tell viewers why they have decided that drinking is not for them, ways to say no to alcohol and what to do if someone is about to drive under the influence. (2004, 20 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD HAPPEN TO ME: TRUTH ABOUT HEROIN
This video takes teens on a tour of several labs across the country including one at the University of California at San Diego where doctors are researching the effects of alcohol abuse in teenage brains. The show's young host has a scan performed on her own brain, and then has the chance to see how it compares with the brains of other teens who drink alcohol regularly. The ground-breaking studies highlighted in the video dramatically connect long-term brain damage to underage drinking. Your students will see first-hand how alcohol affects teens as young as fourteen and fifteen years old. They will also learn why alcohol seems to harm younger brains more profoundly than older ones both in short term and long term, impairing memory, coordination and motivation and causing addiction. Video delivers a strong caution to teens considering any use of alcohol. Includes Pre- and Post-Tests (2002, 23 Min) DVD
Selected Audience: GRADES 7 - COLLEGE

IN THE KNOW: TOBACCO, MARIJUANA AND ALCOHOL
This DVD reveals how these drugs harm users, disrupt families, damage society and kill more than 500,000 Americans a year. It also discusses neurotransmitters and other physiological changes that happen when marijuana is used. (2003, 23 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

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

REAL TRUE & FALSE ABOUT ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA AND INHALANTS (THE)
This DVD is middle school specific and addresses the misperceptions that studens have about "gateway" drugs. High school narrators lead middle school students through an engaging "pop quiz" format. Middle schoolers respond, giving narrators the opportunity to dispel myths, share truths, and encourage younger students to choose a drug-free lifestyle. Emergency room doctors, law enforcement officers, and drug-free high school students support the teen guides with the strong, positive message: When it comes to alcohol and drugs, the vast marjority of teens "don't need 'em, don't want 'em, and don't use 'em." (2003, 15 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

TEENS & MARIJUANA: EFFECTS & DAMAGE
This DVD presents the nuts and bolts findings of the latest research into the adverse effects of marijuana use. It explains that the potency of marijuana is higher than ever. This DVD covers the primary known effects including: lack of coping skills, emotional dependency and addiction. (2000, min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

TEENS & MARIJUANA: PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING
This DVD program dispels the many myths of marijuana use and brings teens and young adults into the realities of their present world. Factual information is given for the chemical compound makeup of marijuana, and current research expains the brains reaction to THC. (2000, min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

TEENS & MARIJUANA: THE GATEWAY
Inthis marijuana prevention DVD, students who have learned the hard way testify that marijuana launches a self-destructive lifestyle. When they light their first joint, young people choose a path that leads them to brain damage, hard drugs, prison, or death. Former teen users implore students to avoid taking a step that will ultimately lead them to harder drugs and the criminal lifestyle that goes with them. (2000, 28 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students