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Cocaine

COCAINE
"Thank God, I went to jail because I know I would have used it until I died." Dave, a hidden addict who abused cocaine for ten years, went from a long standing job as police officer to a jail sentence. Now on probation and in a resident rehabilitation program, Dave is making progress. (1987, 8 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Alcohol treatment centers/ Hospitals/Families and friends of alcoholics

COCAINE ABUSE: THE END OF THE LINE
Dramatized recollections of cocaine abusers are intercepted with information provided by an actor, Richard Dreyfuss. Each individual makes a convincing case that cocaine is a truly dangerous drug. Physical damage, emotional trauma, anxiety, paranoia and apathy are the end of the line for all cocaine abusers. (1984, 25 Min.)
Selected Audience:   General audiences

COCAINE AND THE STUDENT ATHLETE
This video addresses an analysis of cocaine usage and avoidance techniques. While focusing on the influence of athletes as role models, this video gives appropriate guidance for an in-depth discussion of cocaine presented by athletes, educators, parents, counselors, and legal officials. (1986, 38 Min.)
Selected Audience:   High school/College

COCAINE KIDS: NEW STRATEGIES, NEW SOLUTIONS
The children of cocaine enter school with a variety of disabilities that present unique challenges to their educators. Many of these problems are behavioral. While there are no firm answers, suggestions and methods for improving behavior, self-esteem, and emotional instabilities are outlined for the educator and other care givers. The importance of networking with professionals and the family are emphasized. (1991, 23 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Educators/Parents/General public

COCAINE MOTHERS: BEYOND THE GUILT
Recovery from drug addiction is difficult at best, but for an addict who is also a mother, the chances are even worse. Dealing with the confusing issues of guilt, remorse and shame often complicate recovery and frequently cause relapse by exploring recovery from a mother's point of view. (1991, 25 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Health care professionals/Substance abuse professionals

COCAINE: THE POWER AND THE STORY
This four tape series of 20 Min. each contains portions of a group of recovering cocaine addicts discussing their addiction and recovery, with lecture material presented by cocaine expert C.C. Nuckols. The four tapes are: Defining Addiction, Acceptance, High Risk Situations and Early Recovery/Personal Balance. (1985, 80 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Clients in treatment settings/ Professionals

DRUG BABIES
Beginning with the scope of the problem, "Drug Babies" continues the story with the physical and mental effects of drugs and alcohol to the baby (both before and after birth). This video also takes a comprehensive look at the impact the epidemic is having on the mothers, social services, foster care, education, and treatment. (1990, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Hospitals/Prevention centers/ Women's programs/Government agencies/Neonatal units/ Treatment programs/Schools/Libraries/Health programs

HAIGHT-ASHBURY COCAINE FILM
This film details what cocaine is and how it manipulates brain chemicals. By using computer graphics, animation and personal interviews, the film demonstrates how cocaine inhibits the natural balance of the brain's chemistry and can replace basic survival mechanisms such as sleeping, eating, drinking, and the sex drive. (1985, 35 Min.)
Selected Audience:   General audiences

NOT ME
The danger of crack are dramatized in this video which focuses on a teenager named Carly, a 13 year old who becomes addicted, her drug-free friend Meg, and a teen drug dealer named James. (1988, 40 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Junior high

PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF COCAINE, THE
This discussion of cocaine's effect upon bodily systems is designed for professionals and includes physiological and psychiatric toxicology information that can help chemical dependence counselors respond to the increasing numbers of cocaine addicts being admitted to treatment.(1984, 20 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Doctors/Nurses/Paramedics/Law enforcement officers/Psychologists/Therapists

RECOVERY FROM COCAINE ADDICTION
This video presents the stages of recovery from cocaine addiction. It includes an analysis of various justifications for relapse and deals with the main obstacle in the recovery process, highlighted by personal statements. (1986, 35 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering cocaine addicts/ Families/Treatment personnel

SMOKEABLE COCAINE: THE HAIGHT ASHBURY CRACK FILM
This film on the physiology and compulsion of smokeable cocaine users details how crack manipulate brain chemistry. By using animation, computer graphics, and interviews with doctors and ex-users, it demonstrates how the initial euphoria is replaced by dysphoria and depression. (1987, 28 Min.)
Selected Audience:   General audiences

STAYING OFF COCAINE: AVOIDING RELAPSE
This video explores what those at any stage of recovery need to know about staying off cocaine including, drug cravings and how to deal with them, avoiding self-sabotage, handling high-risk situations, and spotting the danger signals of relapse. (1988, 38 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering cocaine addicts/treatment personnel