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A Videos

Seven vignettes cover topics such as ages and stages, praise, developing empathy, helping children develop personal power and morals and values, rewards and punishments, and establishing family rules. (2004, 43 Mins) DVD Suggested Audience: Parents
Selected Audience: PARENTS

ABOVE ALL DO NO HARM: Caring for Michigan Health Care Professionals
This DVD tells the story of health care professionals who have had problems with substance abuse or mental health. Keep in mind that the Hippocratic Oath states that the goal of health care is to protect patients from harm. Michigan's Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP) is designed to help protect the public while encouraging recovery from substance use or mental disorders. (2005, 30 min) DVD Suggested Audience: Health Professionals
Selected Audience: Health Professionals

Teen drug abuse isn't limited to illicit drugs. Many OTC (over-the-counter) drugs are misused by kids-from cold remedies to pain killers to diet pills. This program explores the most common abuses of OTC drugs and shows the chemical, biological and psychological damage that can result from abusing these ordinary drugs. Particular attention is paid to DXM, the powerful medication linked to recent deaths of young people across the country. DXM is a legal drug found in many OTCs, but it has the same qualities as drugs considered much more dangerous like heroin. The cold tablet form of this drug is the basis of a new and dangerous form of OTC drug abuse called skittling, which can also result in coma or even death. The dangers of this kind of abuse are brought home through the tragic story of Jennifer Darling, a high school student whose apparent experimentation with the drug was a cause in her own death. Students will also hear a no-nonsense message from a district attorney describing the severe legal consequences teens can receive if found driving or committing a crime while under the influence of these substances. The program also teaches viewers how to carefully read and understand OTC drug labels for active ingredients and potential overdose. (2004, 20 mins) Suggested Audience: Teens and Twenties
Selected Audience: Teens & Twenties

Jerry Moe and other panelist address the family issues that surround drug-addiction of parents or guardians. This will examine intergenerational vulnerability and the risks involved for alcohol and other substance use disorders by the sons and daughters of addiction-prone homes. Family patterns, denial, and the elements for reaching recovery will be discussed as well as current trends in family interventions and programs. (2006, 60 min) DVD
Selected Audience: FAMILY

The Supplementary Series from HBO What is Addiction? Understanding Relapse The Search for Treatment The adolescent addict Interviews with NIDA director, researchers, school of medicine Getting Addict into Treatment Treating Stimulant Addiction Opiate Addiction Drug Court A Mother's Desperation
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The Supplementary Series from HBO What is Addiction? Understanding Relapse The Search for Treatment The adolescent addict Interviews with NIDA director, researchers, school of medicine Getting Addict into Treatment Treating Stimulant Addiction Opiate Addiction Drug Court A Mother's Desperation
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The purpose of this DVD is to help families understand the impact alcohol and other drug abuse has on family functioning and parenting. The five-part interactive video includes: Babies and Booze Don't Mix: Preventing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Doing It Right: Modeling Appropriate Adult Drinking Behaviors Uppers, Downers and Stress: The Abuse of Prescriptive Drugs A Child's Point of View: A Child's Perception of an Adult Cocktail Party Par-dee! Par-dee! Par-dee! (2005, 49 mins) Suggested Audience: Teens and Parent
Selected Audience: Parents and Children

Alcohol & Sex: Prescription for Peer Decision-Making
Sexually transmitted infection rates have risen among students. Alcohol consumption is a likely contributor. Sober decisions can help reduce, unwanted pregnancy, sexual assault, rape, STI, and even death.
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Interviews and cautionary tale. Narrator identifies signs typical of problem drinker both physical and social.
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Alcohol is the most widely available and most abused drug in the world today. This point is driven home in this video and print package in a way that middle school and junior high students will understand and remember. Students see the short-term and long-term harmful effects alcohol causes on the body as well as the intoxicating effects on the mind. Using interviews and narration by peers, the video exposes ways that alcohol use interferes with health, education and personal lives. The ravages of alcoholism and the struggles of families living with alcoholics are presented. Binge drinking is singled out as a very dangerous and potentially lethal activity that young people must avoid at all costs.
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Alcohol, Anger and Abuse: Understanding the Relationship Between Child Abuse and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse This five part DVD series helps families make connections between alcohol and abuse issues. (2005, 44 mins) Part 1 - The Relationship Between Alcohol, Anger and Abuse Part 2- Child Abuse and Alcohol Abuse Part 3 - The Sexual Abuse of Children Part 4 - Family Violence, and Alcohol Abuse Part 5 - Drinking and Emotional Abuse
Selected Audience: PARENTS

These five interactive DVDs, featuring multi-cultural families teach parents alternatives to hitting children and what they can do instead to get the cooperation and behaviors they desire. They are designed for the Nurturing Parenting Programs® but can be used with any parenting program that promotes non-violent parenting practices. These DVDs are meant to encourage families and communities to develop nurturing attitudes and parenting practices by providing positive, non-violent discipline for parents to use with their children. Titles include: Red, White and Bruises 15 min I'm Only Doing This for Your Own Good 40 min This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You 45 min My Way or the Highway 16 min Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child 15 min (2005)
Selected Audience: PARENTS