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Club Drugs Videos

This video introduces viewers to the very real dangers of Ecstasy, an illegal substance whose popularity has exploded in recent years. Too many young people are misinformed about the dangers of this drug (also known as MDMA), which can produce euphoria along with dehydration, hyperthermia and death by overdose. As more young people begin to experiment with Ecstasy, it becomes more urgent than ever that teens hear the truth about this dangerous substance. Emergency room visits for complications arising from Ecstasy use have continued to rise alarmingly. Drug traffickers shrewdly package the tablets with
Selected Audience: Middle and High School Students

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

Recovering Meth addicts tell stories about paranoid delusions and other horrific meth experiences. Dr. Jorge Martinez explains the drug qualities and the dangers of how the brain absorbs this drug so efficiently that it changes the brain every time it is used. The physical appearance of sores and facial burns of the drug addict are explained. The DVD concludes by showing footage of interviews with convicted felons who committed crimes while under the influence of meth to make the consequences clear to students. (2002, 26 mins)
Selected Audience: ADOLESCENTS