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Basic Information

ADOLESCENT TREATMENT APPROACHES
Multidimensional issues that surround adolescent substance abuse are identified along with strategies for helping these high risk youth. The videotape stresses the importance of understanding the specific needs that accompany adolescents' development as the key to success in treatment. (1991, 25 Min.)
Selected Audience:   All target audiences/Treatment counselors

ALCOHOLISM
Society and the media encourage drinking, but for people like Megan, who began drinking as a teenager, that encouragement meant disaster. Eventually, with professional help, she was able to recognize her "hidden" addiction and fight back. Along with health professionals featured in the program, Megan points out the symptoms of alcoholism, the body's dependency on the drug, and the deadly progress of the disease. (1987, 10 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Alcohol treatment centers/Hospitals/ Families and friends of alcoholics/Any group concerned with alcohol abuse

ASSESSMENT
Standardized tools facilitate the clinician's job by eliciting accurate information and helping the clinician make the right decisions. Specific adult and adolescent tools examined include the ASI, the POSIT, the APSI, and PEI. (1991, 22 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Treatment counselors

BODYWATCH: INHERITING ALCOHOLISM
Children of alcoholics bear a double burden - they must endure the consequences of their parents' excessive behavior as well as the strong possibility of adopting that behavior themselves. This insightful program explores the psychological and physio-logical ramifications of living with this disorder. (1989, 28 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Children of alcoholics/Substance abuse professionals

BROTHER EARL'S STREET TALK
Approaching chemical dependency in a down-to-earth manner, this video describes what addiction is and how it affects behavior, performance, and judgment. Crucial, basic concepts on addiction are discussed, including denial, rationalization, and loss of control. (1989, 60 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Treatment centers/Concerned family members/Schools/Churches/Social service agencies

CHALK TALK ON ALCOHOL
Father Martin talks about the seriousness and extent of alcoholism. He also talks about the things we drink and why we drink them. Further, he shows that alcohol is a sedative drug and is addictive by nature and lists the symptoms of the disease and recovery resources. (1974, 45 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering individuals

CRUEL SPIRITS: ALCOHOL AND VIOLENCE
Every day, thousands of Americans get drunk and, in many instances, something violent occurs. Cruel Spirits reveals how alcohol is often responsible, yet rarely blamed for these tragedies, and that the extent of alcohol-related violence is both grossly under-estimated and under-reported. (1989, 32 Min.)
Selected Audience:   High school/Adults

DRUG ABUSE AND THE BRAIN
Through animation and interviews with experts in the field, clinicians will come to understand how the brain and its reward system work and how drug abuse can cause fundamental changes in the way the brain works. (1993, 25 Min.)
Selected Audience:   All target audiences/Treatment counselors

DRUG ABUSE TEST
Unique opportunity to test what individuals know about drugs and alcohol. Question and answer format dispels myths about marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol; promotes lively discussion. Includes information by leading drug experts. (1983, 25 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Junior high/High school/Adults

DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT IN PRISON: A NEW WAY OUT
Portrays two comprehensive drug abuse treatment approaches that have been effective with men and women in state and federal prisons. (1994, 23 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Counselors who work in prison settings

DRUGS IN BLACK AND WHITE
Many think that America's drug problem is confined mainly to the inner cities. The penetrating documentary completely debunks this idea. Through revealing interviews with teenagers and their parents, reporter/narrator Collin Siedor presents another story: one that places suburban white teens in the middle of the drug crisis. (1990, 40 Min.)
Selected Audience:   General audiences

DRUNK DRIVING: THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK
This video explains how alcohol enters the bloodstream. That as a depressant it will affect your reaction time, vision, judgment and inhibitions. It also explains the amount of alcohol it takes to impair a person and how long it will take to leave the body. (1998, 12 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Junior High/Adult

EARNIE LARSEN LIVE
Tape 1: Improving Personal Relationships - In this video, Earnie Larsen talks about the obstacle to love, some helpful exercises, what can be done, and skills to make it work. (60 Min.) Tape 2: Repressed Anger and Relation-ships - Earnie talks about anger prohibiting intimacy, helpful communication techniques, and some exercises. (60 Min.) (1992)
Selected Audience:   Recovering persons

FACES OF ADDICTION
This three part HBO special contains: Flashback (11 Min.) about high school addicts. 27th and Prospect (8 Min.) about citizens fighting for their neighborhood. Addiction (14 Min.) about statistics and families. (1997, 34 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teens/Adults

HALLUCINOGENS & DESIGNER DRUGS
This video looks at LSD and other hallucinogens: what they are, how they work, and the effects long and short-term. Also a look at the so called "designer drugs" that are gaining in popularity and share much in common with drugs of the 1960's. (1995, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Substance abuse staff/Parents/ Prevention professionals

HOW TO BECOME AN ALCOHOLIC
Guided by host Joe Dempsey, the viewer is provided with the key answers about alcoholism: What is it? Who gets it? When does it happen? Why does it only happen to some people? And finally, how does it happen? (1998, 13 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Middle School

LIVING IN BALANCE
With colorful animated graphics presented through state of the art electronics, this program explains how basic right/left brain dominance relates to alcohol/drug use, stress, adolescent/parent problems, and a host of other conditions caused by imbalance. It sets the stage and challenges the viewer to explore personal balance. (1985, 20 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Adolescents/Substance abuse professionals

MEDICAL AND LEGAL IDENTIFICATION OF DRUG USE
Tape 1: Neurochemistry of Drug Dependence - presents the basic concepts for understanding dependence or addiction. (33 Min.), Tape 2: Identifying the Addicted or Dependent Person- explains a drug's blood life to determine the type of drug use: occasional, binge, or addiction. (46 Min.), Tape 3; Identifying the Person under the Influence - There are many physical and behavioral indicators that can be used to help determine drug use. (32 Min.), Tape 4: Identifying the Covert User - The basic signs and behaviors associated with covert (non-obvious) drug use is described in this video, with special emphases on time, motivation, and performance as indicators. (33 Min.), Tape 5: What to Do after You Identify the Drug User - This video explains how to get help for the drug user. The key to successful drug treatment and relapse prevention, urine and blood test monitoring, are described. (31 Min.) (1986)
Selected Audience:   Law enforcement/Education/ treatment

METHADONE: WHERE WE ARE
This video examines the biological effects on methadone; the role of the counselor in treatment; and societal attitudes and stigmas regarding methadone treatment and methadone patients. (1993, 24 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Target audiences/ Counselors

PERFORMANCE EDGE, THE
This video is fast paced and packed with information about topics like physical performance, peer pressure, secondhand smoke, and tobacco and alcohol advertising. The leader's guide features questions to encourage discussion and critical thinking. (1995, 9 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teens

SAFE FROM HARM
How the child protection system works and why it is available in Michigan. Child Protective Services work on behalf of Family Independence Agency, now called Department of Human Service, DHS, to keep children safe from harm and/or neglect. Abuse and/or neglect must be substantiated before family can receive help. DHS works to keep families together by providing medical, financial, psychological and legal help. (1998, 18 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Adults

STEROIDS: SHORTCUT TO MAKE-BELIEVE MUSCLES
This video provides information on what steroids are, who uses them, and why. It describes the harmful, long-term effect of using steroids, and demonstrates how to say "no" when faced with the decision of using steroids. (1988, 32 Min.)
Selected Audience:   High school/College

STREET DRUGS
"Street Drugs" are any substance bought or sold, used or abused, outside a normal doctor/patient relationship. Learn how these drugs affect both the brain and the body: initial effects, withdrawal, and long-term effects of each drug. (1989, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   General audiences

SUBSTANCE ABUSE: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND TREATMENT CHOICES
This 12 part video training series provides information on substance abuse issues. Self-test information is included. The topics include: Tape 1: The Nature of Addiction (35 Min.), Tape 2: Biological Factors (45 Min.), Tape 3: Addiction and Society (54 Min.), Tape 4: Treatment or Incarceration (40 Min.), Tape 6: Evaluation, Medical Considerations and The Treatment Milieu (60 Min.), Tape 8: The Self-medication Motive for Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Dual Diagnosis; Alcoholism as a Complication of Psychiatric Disorder (60 Min.), Tape 9: Treatment of Addictive Disease: Fundamental Principles (55 Min.), Tape 10: Assessment and Referral for Alcohol/drug Related Traffic Offenders (37 Min.), Tape 12: Substance Abuse and Mental Disorder: Concurrent Illness (50 Min.) (1990)
Selected Audience:   Substance abuse professionals

TEARS, FEARS & JOY
Dealing with life-long illness can be difficult. People need to learn where they can turn for support. This video goes through the lives of several people with different types of illness and the mechanisms they use to cope. (1999, 16 Min.)
Selected Audience:   People with chronic illness

THERE IS HOPE
A well-known therapist explains the progressive stages of the disease with sensitivity and understanding. The symptoms and characteristics are discussed, illustrated and dramatized. The treatable nature of the disease and the offer of hope rehabilitation provides. (1987, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Alcohol treatment centers/Hospitals/Families/Friends of alcoholics

A THIN LINE: RECOGNIZING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT BLACK CLIENTS
Culturally-based factors make the experience of addiction and recovery different for black clients than for white clients in treatment. Learn how to recognize, understand and address these issues. (1991, 31 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Substance abuse counselors

TRAP: SELLING DRUGS IN THE INNER CITY
What makes drug dealing so appealing to young men and women in the inner city? Hear former drug dealers talk about living in constant fear, living penniless when their "fast money" vanished, and losing the respect of their families and friends. (1993, 26 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Junior high/Adults

UPPERS, DOWNERS, ALL AROUNDERS
This "multi-award" two-tape winning video is the most comprehensive program on psychoactive drugs available. This recently updated version provides more interviews with minorities, current information on drugs and HIV/AIDS, along with better animation. Tape I: Physical and emotional centers. (30 Min.) Tape 2: Commonly used psychoactive drugs. (30 Min.) (1993)
Selected Audience:   Junior high/Adults

WITHOUT WARNING: THE DANGERS OF ALCOHOL POISONING AND BINGE DRINKING
Stories told by surviving family members reveal the devastating and lethal effects of alcohol overdosing in young people. This video shows how alcohol overdosing affects the body's system, the critical signs to look for in alcohol poisoning, and what actions not to take. (1997, 17 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Grade 8 - College