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Recovery

BROTHER EARL'S OUR FATHER
Brother Earl discusses the vital subject of spirituality with sensitivity and conviction. The Lord's Prayer is broken down into a practical day-to-day guide to help the recovering addict embrace spirituality and manage life. Audience involvement adds to the warmth. (1989, 40 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Treatment centers/Concerned family members/Schools/Churches/Social service agencies

BUILDING SELF CONFIDENCE
In this recovery video, Earnie Larson teaches self-confidence is the treasure house of successful living. He covers: What constitutes self-confidence? The key to building self-confidence. How to maintain a healthy self-confidence. (1991, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering persons

CONTINUED ACTS OF SABOTAGE
This video shows some of the common struggles and problems of chemically dependent people when they first enter a treatment program. The video helps patients understand how they can avoid barriers that allow or halt any progress in their recovery. (1988, 35 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Patients in alcoholism/Substance abuse treatment centers

DEALING WITH DISCOURAGEMENT
In this recovery video, learn to recognize the signs of discouragement and how to avoid discouragement's powerful pull: why discouragement must always be confronted along, the journey of growth, the several causes of discouragement, specific powerful strategies in overcoming discouragement. (1991, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering persons

DETACHMENT WITH LOVE
There are many new ways to solve old problems, beginning with detachment with love. Kathy starts out adopting new attitudes and values. As Kathy learns to take care of herself, she is less and less obsessed with the behavior of other people. As she recovers, her self-esteem grows. Martin's wife is recovering. So why does he have to go to a meeting? As Kathy shares her story, Martin begins to understand this family disease, and himself. (1986, 22 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Co-dependents

DOING THE FOURTH AND FIFTH STEPS
Earnie Larsen calls the 4th and 5th steps the freedom steps. Once we begin to cast light into the dark corners of shame, guilt, and fear, freedom is exactly what happens. Over the years, Earnie Larsen has heard thousands of 5th steps. What he shares in this tape are methods of doing the best possible 4th and 5th steps. The group is left to discuss their own obstacles and solutions. (1989, 28 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering people

EARNIE LARSEN "STEP BY STEP"
This four tape series provides information on substance abuse issues. Topics include: Tape 1 - Taking Personal Responsibility - Fighting the good fight - Regardless of where we came from, what our parents did for us, what about us now? (32 Min.) Tape 2 -Avoiding the Slips - Working a program of inches - Sobriety first then deal with stinkin' thinkin', a POWER greater then ourselves, and avoidance of places and people. (33 Min.) Tape 3 - Building up Our Self-esteem - Where giants walk - Overcome the enemy of guilt and shame. (32 Min.) Tape 4 - Rage Is Optional - Learning to deal with our rage and anger - Recognize the habit of rage; step outside and listen. (34 Min.) (1994)
Selected Audience:   Treatment counselors/Recovery groups

ENJOYING SOBRIETY
This video answers questions about the everyday nuts and bolts business of staying sober. Through a positive realistic approach, this video imparts a basic, often neglected message - being straight, truly sober, drug-free can be fun. (1984, 25 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering persons and their families

FIVE MYTHS THAT SABOTAGE RECOVERY
In this recovery video, Earnie Larsen teaches five mental mistakes that threaten high level recovery: What "Myths" are. What the five mistakes are. What healthy "shoulds" are. (1991, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering persons

FROM NOW ON
The video follows four individuals through their treatment for chemical dependency and their struggle in staying drug free. (1989, 27 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Treatment and rehabilitation programs/Referral agencies/High school/Adults

KISSING GUILT GOODBYE
In this video, Earnie Larson teaches us the nature and power of guilt to limit the quality of recovery: guilt, shame, and avoiding guilt. (1991, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering persons

OVERCOMING FEAR
In this recovery video, Ernie Larson teaches how to understand and overcome fear in its many faces: the definition of fear, confronting learned fear response to reality and, how to diminish the power of fear to control our lives. (1991, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering persons

PARTNERS IN RECOVERY: CREATING SUCCESSFUL PRACTITIONER - CONSUMER ALLIANCES
This 18 minute video directed at therapists helps the professional look objectively at the fundamental building blocks of an effective practitioner. (2001, 18 Min
Selected Audience:   Therapists

POST ACUTE WITHDRAWAL
Post Active Withdrawal (PAW) is caused by the long-term after effects of chronic alcohol and drug poisoning on the brain. Terence Gorski and Jan Black discuss the most recent methods for recognizing and managing PAW. Tape 1 - Recognition (30 Min.) Tape 2 - Management (30 Min.) (1988)
Selected Audience:   Professionals/Recovering chemically dependent persons

PROCESS OF RECOVERY, THE
Dr. Claudia Black lectures on the next step in the healing/mending journey for children of alcoholics. This video gives seven points for recovery. (1987, 50 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Adult children of alcoholics

RECOVERING HOPE MOTHERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Recovering Hope is an intimate and evocative hour-long video about the mothers and families of children who are affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The video, created for viewing by women in recovery and their counselors, is divided into two half-hour episodes to allow time for discussion within a treatment session. (2004, 60 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Women of childbearing years, treatment agencies, teens

RECOVERY AND RELAPSE THE
This video series by Terence Gorski summarizes addictive disease, the recovery, and relapse process. Each tape is designed to stand alone, but when viewed as a series, a comprehensive overview of recovery and relapse process is concisely communicated. Tape 1 - The Bio-psycho-social Model of Addictive Diseases (30 Min.), Tape 2 - The Developmental Model of Recovery (30 Min.) (1987)
Selected Audience:   Professionals/Recovering persons

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

RELAPSE
Earnie Larsen makes it abundantly clear that although "slips" or relapses are serious, they are not fatal. The point in this session is that relapse will not occur if we work a tight, effective program. Earnie shows how to work an effective program: how to do the 10th step and stay accountable for behaviors that could result in relapse. We see some colorful examples of "stinkin thinkin. Furthermore, Earnie touches on the effect of choices in your program, neglected parts of programs and relapse. (1989, 35 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering people

RELAPSE AND HIV RISK
This video focuses on the important connection between relapse and HIV risk, while providing basic information on high-risk behaviors and tools to cope with positive HIV test results. Clients learn valuable strategies to prevent relapse triggers. (1995, 24 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teens/Adults infected with HIV

RELAPSE FEATURING DAVID OHLMS, M.D.
Dr. Ohlms identifies not only the key to RELAPSE but also the origin of RELAPSE. This video provides specific responses to the tell-tale signs and provides reassurance to those just entering recovery or who may have months or even years in recovery that RELAPSE is preventable. (1993, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teens/Adults/Treatment/Law-Corrections/Business-industry/Prevention.

RELAPSE PREVENTION
This video tape provides information on the phenomenon of relapse and its often chronic appearance in the lives of substance abusers. (1991, 24 Min.)
Selected Audience:   All audiences/Treatment counselors

SEEKING AND FINDING YOUR HIGHER POWER
In this tape, Earnie Larsen strives to get across the importance of Steps 1, 2, and 3. The ability to turn our lives over to a power greater than ourselves, Earnie begins the tape by breaking down a problem. This becomes the primary spiritual obstacle. If they have never had those experiences, Earnie invites the group to build on the treatment experience as a beginning place to trust a power greater than ourselves ... The Higher Power. The group is left with some strong topics for discussion, why spirituality is so important and who or what is your higher power. (1989, 35 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering people

SLEEPING TIGER
The nature of progression of chemical dependency is shown in this video, illustrating that the disease grows larger in a person both before and after freedom from chemical dependency. Once seen, it exposes the viewer to an undeniable understanding of the necessity for total abstinence from all mind altering chemicals, if recovery is being sought. (1986, 28 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering persons/Substance abuse professionals

STAGE 2 RECOVERY
Tape 1: Understanding the Basics of Recovery - Earnie Larson shows what recovering people must do to understand themselves in order to enjoy a rich and fulfilling existence. (26 Min.), Tape 2: Identifying Self-defeating Learned Behaviors - Caretaking, people-pleasing, and workaholism all work against a healthy context for living. This video teaches how to identify and correct these learned behaviors thus helping people become more successful. (35 Min.), Tape 3: Relationships: Achieving the Rewards of Recovery - shows what a large part other people, especially intimates, play in achieving a lasting recovery. (27 Min.), Tape 4 - Working a Program - informs the recovering person that success means a lifelong commitment to a positive redirecting of energy. A new concern, a personal organization for your own welfare and new, sober existence. (30 Min.) (1985)
Selected Audience:   Recovering persons

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

STAYING SOBER, KEEPING STRAIGHT
This video follows three individuals in recovery who are confronted with the threat of relapse: John finds himself at a party where old friends start using; Mike, after several months of sobriety, begins to doubt that he is alcoholic; Lisa, a recovering cocaine addict, starts dating a young man who uses. (1988, 35 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Treatment Centers/Recovering persons

TEENS AND MARIJUANA: HEALING AND GROWTH
This DVD program offers tangible methods for healing from marijuana addiction and hope for recovery. It explains how often, a person has to hit bottom before real recovery can begin. The program covers that breaking one's denial of their addiction and facing reality toward hope and recovery from addiction. It also incorporates the value of the medical community, self-help groups, and treatment centers to help with repressed emotions. (2000, 24 Min.) DVD
Selected Audience:   Middle School Students

TOGETHER: FAMILIES IN RECOVERY
This video depicts the problems of recovery and relapse prevention for families. At first families enter treatment and focus on what they can do to "help" their chemically dependent member. As recovery progresses, they often discover that they have their own recovery and relapse prevention issues to work on. (1990, 28 Min.)
Selected Audience:   audienceFamilies in recovery

UNRESOLVED ANGER AND HOW RESENTMENT BLOCKS RECOVERY
A look at the hurt and rage/ anger from delusion and denial becomes an enormous obstacle to sobriety. Identify how unresolved anger often leads to relapse. (1989, 35 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Recovering persons

YOU DON'T HAVE TO
Michigan network of runaway/homeless and youth services. This is a three part storyline used to trigger adolescent groups in sessions that are facilitated by counselors. (1990, 35 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Counselors, therapists, parents, teachers and administrators

YOUNG PEOPLE IN AA
Several young people tell their stories of alcoholism, how AA works and what you can do if you need help. (1988, 27 Min.)
Selected Audience:   High school/College/ Therapists