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Students - High School

ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
This video uses fast-paced realistic scenes featuring students performing real-life situations ranging from experimentation with alcohol and other gateway drugs to involvement with cocaine, crack, and heroin. Teenage pregnancy, suicide, peer pressure, family relationships, and the harsh realities of criminal action highlight the effects of substance abuse on every aspect of a user's life. (1988, 29 Min.)
Selected Audience:   High school

BENNY AND THE 'ROIDS
The dangers of taking steroids is the focus of this revealing drama of an aspiring high school football player. Benny, it seems, is going nowhere fast on his current training program. Football is his life, and he wants it to continue into the pros. To him, steroids are the only means to get the recognition required to fulfill his dreams. He gets bigger and better, but the negative side effects of the drug outweigh the good, and his dream ends up shattered. (1988, 25 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Junior/High school students

BINGE DRINKING, 48 HOURS
The younger underage drinking begins the more danger to the person. Young people test their limits. Binge drinking is the number one health threat to college students. Media/advertising images dissected. Drinking, Driving and killing. This video is a TV segment that includes commercials. (1999, 60 minutes)
Selected Audience:   Teens/Adults

BRANDON TELLS HIS STORY
Brandon Silveria tells his story of the terrible price he has paid for a stupid choice he made when he was seventeen. Brandon had a few drinks at party, managed to drive his friends home, then wrapped his car around a tree. He spent two and a half months in a coma, and several more years in rehabilitation. His speech is slurred, his walk is unsteady, his memory is permanently impaired. Most of all, you'll see how many lives can be changed forever by one irresponsible decision. (2004, 28 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teens

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

DON'T DROP THE BALL AGAIN
After viewing this video, you will be able to see how drug use can result in mistakes on the playing field, as well as at the worksite or in school. The neurological basis for physical and behavioral impairment is explained with the use of models and charts. The results of drug use on the eyes and other reflexes is described and demonstrated with actual persons under the influence of drugs. (1986, 40 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Coaches/Trainers/Doctors/Players/ Parents/Employers

GENERATIONAL FORGETTING
For 130 years American society has followed a cyclical pattern of drug abuse. Topics of discussion include LSD, Opiates, and heroin. (1994, 18 Min
Selected Audience:   High school/College/Adults

HAS ANYBODY SEEN PHIL?
A drama about stress among teenagers is portrayed in this video. It is designed to help teenagers identify sources of stress in their lives and to explore positive alternatives for dealing. (1989, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teenagers

INVISIBLE LINE, THE
This video tells the story of a teenager who started by drinking beer and wine, advanced to pot, then pills, and finally cocaine. (1988, 31 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teens/Adults

IT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME (AIDS)
Directed toward teenagers and young adults, this video is an intimate, moving interview with a young mother who is HIV positive. Her preschool daughter is also positive, but her husband, the child's father is not. She tells of the great anguish she feels at being responsible for her daughter's condition because of having had unsafe sex as a teen. Most poignant of all is her feeling that the death of her daughter and herself will be meaningless unless their tragedy serves to convince others to change their behaviors. (1991, 13 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teens/Adult

IT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME (ALCOHOL)
Many teens fool themselves when it comes to drinking alcohol. For a problem drinker like Martin, getting help required suspension from school and the prospect of jail. Forced to attend teen support group meetings, Martin begins to understand that alcohol is a drug, that no drug is "safe," and that he can no longer deny his drug problem. The program demonstrates how the "it won't happen to me" attitude frequently leads to addiction, and can block the way to recovery. (1988, 31 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teens

POWER OF CHOICE, THE
In this 12-part PBS television series, comedian/teen counselor Michael Pritchard helps young people discover that they have the power of choice, that they are responsible for the choices they make, and that they owe it to themselves to choose the best. Tape 1 - The Power of Choice (60 Min.) Tape 2 - Acting on Your Values (30 Min.) Tape 3 - Self Esteem (30 Min.) Tape 4 - Coping with Pressures (30 Min.) Tape 5 - Drugs and Alcohol, Pt 1 (30 Min.) Tape 6 - Drugs and Alcohol, Pt 2 (30 Min.) Tape 7 - Drinking and Driving (30 Min.) Tape 8 - Sex (30 Min.) Tape 9 - Friendship and Dating (30 Min.) Tape 10 - Depression and Suicide (30 Min.) Tape 11 - Communicating with Parents (30 Min.) Tape 12 - Raising Your Parents (30 Min. (1988)
Selected Audience:   Grades 6-12

RALLY, THE
Alcohol and other drug use is not easily addressed by some individuals, as demonstrated in this video. The Rally is intended to provoke discussion within, as well as between, the coaches, parents, and student groups by challenging the stereotypes of the three groups. (1988, 28 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Schools/Parent or community groups

RIGHT TRIANGLE, THE
Father Martin stresses the importance of parents, teachers, and students meeting together to cooperatively solve problems. This is one way to guarantee that all are receiving the exact, same message. Examples of how this can work are explained. (1988, 23 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Parents/Students/School personnel

STUDENTS - YOUR CHOICE
Father Martin talks about studentsí choices over drugs and alcohol. He points out that drugs are drugs, but so is alcohol - it is a sedative drug. It is your choice! You have the freedom to do anything - to use or abuse or refrain! (1988, 16 Min.)
Selected Audience:   High School

TALK TO EACH OTHER
Teaches teens to say no to peer pressure. It explains that too much, too soon is no good. Discusses in straight forward but non-controversial language the realities and responsibilities of sexuality, including using drugs to avoid responsibility. It teaches basic communication skills. It teaches kids how to recognize and evaluate feelings, and teens demonstrate basic communication skills and how to evaluate friendships. (1986, 44 Min.)
Selected Audience:   High school

UPDATE: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
This video presents detailed facts about common STDs and their symptoms and treatment. Citing the increased vulnerability to AIDS that STDs give rise to, urges teens to take responsibility for their own health and stresses abstinence as the only sure method of preventing any STD. (1995, 20 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teens

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

WAKE ME UP FROM THIS NIGHTMARE
This video is powerful, emotional and sometimes shocking. Four local Oakland County High School students participated in making this video. They were given no information ahead of time, so their reactions to situations are completely unrehearsed. After hearing from victims and drunk drivers, the teens go through a scenario of their own deaths and arrests. (2002, 22 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Health Classes, Driver Education

WHEN YOUR PARENTS DRINK TOO MUCH
This is a series of "family-life" vignettes, juxtaposed with kids discussing problems at a support group meeting. It teaches young adults that their parent's alcoholism is a disease that they cannot cause, control, or cure. (1987, 27 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Young 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

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