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Students - Pree Teen & Teens

ALCOHOL, DRUGS, AND KIDS
Four teenagers who started drinking or using drugs at an early age share their experiences. The video dramatizes their stories in flashbacks while the teens talk about why they started and how it came to control their lives. The teens stress that help is always available. (1989, 18 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Preteen/Teens

BROKEN PROMISES
This video dramatizes three sessions of a children's support group led by two counselors. The issues include a definition of alcoholism and drug addiction, feelings, and coping skills. (1990, 33 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Educators/Counselors/Mental health professionals with groups of children aged 9-14 years of age

DEATH IN THE WEST
This video is a documentary and a complete expose' of the cigarette industry. It is the story of six real-life cowboys -all Marlboro Man prototypes-all dying of cigarette-related disease. (1980, 27 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Young people/Adults

DIFFERENT LIKE ME
This video is the story of Jason, the teenaged child of an alcoholic parent, who lives in two worlds. In the pleasant world of high school, he is a quiet, average student. At home, he is an angry, confused, and frightened teenager trying to hold his disintegrated family together. This video helps children of alcoholics understand how their parents' chemical dependence has affected them. It helps them understand that they are not alone - that they didn't cause the problem and can't cure it themselves; and that by seeking help, they can live happier, more productive lives. (1988, 32 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Students aged 11-18

THE EPIDEMIC CONTINUES: KIDS, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Young recovering drug users recount their addictions and the stunning loss of social, intellectual and professional skills they have suffered from drug use. Statistical information is provided. (1992, 31 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Junior High/Adult

HIGH ON MYSELF
"High on Myself" is a rap video produced by 4H. The video features teenagers rapping an anti-drug message which also encourages kids to get involved in alternative highs. (1987, 4 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Junior high/High school

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

JOY'S STORY
A teenage girl's dependence on drugs and alcohol and her experiences in a rehabilitation program demonstrate the power of social pressures; the allure of "fun drugs, the lack of parental knowledge about teen drinking and drug habits and support systems needed by young abusers. (1979, 12 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Junior high/High school/ Adults

JUST SAY kNOw TO DRUGS
Dr. Lynne Kitei narrates this video by looking at real teens and celebrities who impart poignant messages. The viewer will learn from first-hand accounts how drugs and alcohol can destroy your happiness, relationships, self-esteem, health, and your ability to function in life. (1995, 31 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Junior high/High school

KIDS AND ALCOHOL DON'T MIX
The Cosby kids practice for an important soccer game and meet Peter, a super soccer player. On the day of the game, Peter arrives at half time drunk. Ashamed and drunk, he grabs the keys to his parent's car and speeds away - - only to crash into a traffic pole and taken to a juvenile detention home. When Fat Albert visits him there, he introduces Peter to Mark, a recovered teenage alcoholic. With Mark's help, Peter joins a therapy program. (1985, 14 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Junior high

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

TEEN FILES: THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS
Hosted by Leeza Gibbons, a powerful program that graphically demonstrates to teens the effects of various types of drugs on their lives. The damage drugs do to their bodies is not always apparent, and today's teens often overlook the dangers they face when using, such as rape, homelessness, suicide, jail time, and the inability to focus and study. (1999, 30 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Teens

TROUBLE WITH TOBACCO, THE
This program explains why young people view smoking as appealing (advertising). The program then shows what smoking is really about. The expense of this addiction, many of the poisonous chemicals and the major diseases caused by tobacco use, including cancer, emphysema, heart disease and stroke. (1996, 14 Min.)
Selected Audience:   Pre-teens