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Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Abuse


With a culture of drinking for a good time, is it time to question this established habit and recognize the damaging effect drinking can have on teenagers? This program interviews teens out for a good time, alcohol addicts, as well as those working hard to combat the problem. Dr Chris Daley offers unique views on alcohol addiction along with experts who comment on the damaging effects of alcohol. Recovering alcoholic Gerald Brian Leccy gives an emotional insight into his personal journey through his addiction.

DVD / 2014 / 22 minutes

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This powerful program shows the dangers of drinking during pregnancy, while giving moms strategies for staying alcohol-free. Motivational, encouraging, and solution-oriented.

  • Your Unborn Baby - 3D animation shows how alcohol reaches the fetus, explains Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and its effects on a child's brain development, physical health, and behavior
  • The Alcohol-Free Lifestyle - how to be alcohol-free during pregnancy, personal stories, breastfeeding and alcohol, avoiding alcohol if you are trying to conceive, partner support
  • Knowing Your Risk & Getting Help - alcohol facts, recognizing alcohol abuse

  • "This DVD has a clear, effective message that is delivered in a gentle way. The graphics comparing a normal child to a child affected by FASD are eye-opening. Having a foster parent speaking as an expert, rather than a doctor or other professional, is more palatable for young peopleĦXthe message is non-judgmental and caring from someone who has a lot of direct experience with FASD children. It confirms that FASD is real without using a lot of statistics." - Sandy Nelson, MA, MAC, CAC III, Addictions Therapist

  • "This program is upbeat and easy to watch with a clear message about the dangers of drinking." - Eileen Bisgard, JD, 17th Judicial District, Executive Director NOFAS Colorado

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2010 / (Ages 13-Adult) / Approx. 15 minutes

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    Interweaving interviews with real teens who have experimented with alcohol, animated sequences demonstrating how a growing fetus is affected by alcohol use inside the womb, plus an up-close and personal look at a young woman growing up afflicted with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), this program clearly demonstrates the unique risks that alcohol poses to women. One girl tells about being raped after a night of drinking. Another, about almost dying after binge drinking and being in a coma for three days. Program follows the girls as they learn the impact of alcohol use on women's bodiesĦXhow women metabolize alcohol differently than men; why size and gender matter when it comes to drinking; the biology of alcohol addiction and the link to permanent brain damage; and the indelible horror of FAS.

    DVD (Closed Captioned, With Teacher's Resource Book) / 2007 / (Grades 7-College) / 20 minutes

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    The damaging effects of alcohol on the digestive system are described, as are the effects of alcohol on nutritional status. Discusses specific dangers for pregnant women and the elderly. Shows how to use the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MYPyramid to improve nutritional status during recovery.

    DVD (Region 1) / 2005 / 20 minutes

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    Social events and alcohol - do you think they go hand-in-hand? Learn what happens in your brain and in your body's other major organs when you drink. This informative video discusses the psychopharmacological aspects of alcohol.

    Learning Objectives
    1) Students will learn about the dangerous long-term and short-term effects of alcohol abuse.
    2) Students will learn about what happens to the brain when alcohol is consumed.
    3) The effects that alcohol has on the brain and on the body will be illustrated.

    DVD / 2005 / (Grades 6-12) / 16 minutes

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    Mixing alcohol and young adults can be deadly enough, but alcohol can also cause health problems that shorten lives. The chemical effects of alcohol on the body are explained in this video

    Learning Objectives
    1) Students will learn the basic facts about alcohol.
    2) Students will learn the truth behind the myths about alcohol consumption. The long-term and short-term effects of alcohol will be discussed, and certain physical and mental problems
    3) Symptoms that alcoholics may show will be identified, and information about various community organizations that can help alcoholics will be provided.

    DVD / 2005 / (Grades 6-12) / 40 minutes

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    This program describes the dangers of abusing alcohol by presenting the facts and dispelling the myths, thereby helping teens to make the right choice.

    Learning Objectives
    1) Students will learn about how quickly alcohol can affect a person.
    2) Students will learn about the dangers and consequences of alcohol abuse.
    3) Some of the myths about alcohol will be discussed.

    DVD / 2005 / 20 minutes

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    Playing with alcohol is not harmless fun. Learn about the dangers of alcohol consumption and listen to the testimonials of people whose lives have been forever changed because of the irresponsible use of this potentially deadly substance.

    Learning Objectives:
    1) Students will learn that the use of alcohol contributes to sexual assault and to sexually transmitted diseases.
    2) Students will witness the pain that can be caused by alcohol abuse.
    3) Students will be encouraged to abstain from using alcohol and they will understand the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

    DVD / 2004 / (Grades 6-12) / 14 minutes

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    Alcohol use is so pervasive in our society that, sooner or later, every teen will face personal decisions about underage drinking. With a strength-based approach and an emphasis on making safe decisions, Sobering Facts equips teens with important information about alcohol use, how it affects the brain, how it increases the likelihood of accidents and injuries, and how it can harm school performance, relationships, and health.

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2003 / (Ages 12-17) / 11 minutes

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    This DVD offers a glimpse into the struggles of teen alcoholics. Viewers will meet Lacee, Alberto, Christina, and Justin, four real teens from different ethnic backgrounds who share their personal stories of alcohol abuse and recovery. The program defines alcoholism as an addictive disease that affects people of all ages, races and social classes.

    Psychologist Susan Tapert, Ph.D., who specializes in issues surrounding adolescent alcoholism, offers important information on how easily teens can become addicted to alcohol, and explains some of the unique problems faced by youth who become addicted. The signs and symptoms of alcoholism are also identified. The program emphasizes the pervasive negative impact that alcoholism can have on anRelations individual, a family and on society at large. Advice is offered for how to seek help in overcoming alcohol addiction. This DVD provides an excellent starting point for any discussion on alcohol and its dangers. Accompanied by a Teacher's Resource Book of worksheets and activities for further classroom learning.

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    DVD (Closed Captioned, With Teacher's Resource Book) / 2003 / (Grades 7-College) / 25 minutes

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    This title summarizes research that shows how alcohol effects various parts of the brain, both immediately and long-term. It also discusses the latest theories on how alcohol can exacerbate other addictions and some of the implications for treatment.

    DVD (Region 1) / 2002 / 18 minutes

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    This title summarizes research that shows how alcohol effects the entire body, both immediately and long-term. Issues such as pregnancy, fetal alcohol syndrome, cirrhosis, cancer and heart disease are also discussed.

    DVD (Region 1) / 2002 / 18 minutes

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    This DVD takes teens on a tour of several labs across the country including one at the University of California at San Diego where doctors are researching the effects of alcohol abuse in teenage brains. The show's young host has a scan performed on her own brain, and then has the chance to see how it compares with the brains of other teens who drink alcohol regularly. The ground-breaking studies highlighted in the DVD dramatically connect long-term brain damage to underage drinking. Your students will see first-hand how alcohol affects teens as young as fourteen and fifteen years old. They will also learn why alcohol seems to harm younger brains more profoundly than older ones both in short term and long term, impairing memory, coordination and motivation and causing addiction. Video delivers a strong caution to teens considering any use of alcohol.

  • Silver Chris Award - Columbus International Film & Video Festival
  • Bronze CINDY Award
  • Bronze Award - Health Sciences Communication Association

    DVD (Closed Captioned, With Teacher's Resource Book) / 2002 / (Grades 7-College) / 23 minutes

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    Two teen hosts present the unvarnished facts about alcohol while scenarios reveal the physical, emotional, and social consequences of drinking. Follow a group of teens who: give in to peer pressure to drink; use drinking as a way to ease uncomfortable feelings; are confronted with the choice of driving with someone who has been drinking; have family members who drink excessively.

    Rachel is under pressure from Valerie, June, Pedro, and Steve to let them drink at her house. She goes against her better judgment and relents. Later they sneak out to town and Steve steals candy from a store. Rachel's mother catches them.

    Sara responds to academic pressure by drinking. When drunk she flirts with her best friend's boyfriend and ruins their friendship.

    Pedro's brother, who has been drinking, comes to pick Steve and Pedro up after a game. Steve makes the decision to call home for a ride instead of getting in the car.

    Valerie is humiliated when her father, who is drunk, teases and embarrasses her friend June when she comes over to work on a project.

    DVD / 2001 / (Grade 6 or above) / 25 minutes

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    Everyone's Not Doing It: An Alcohol Prevention will demystify alcohol-one of the most widely used drugs in our society and the number-one killer of teenagers. Teens will learn about the risks that alcohol use poses for their bodies, minds, and lives. By addressing the realities of peer and media pressure head-on, the program challenges teens to think in new ways about what they hear and to make their own decisions.

    Discussion Points:
  • Why do some kids start drinking alcohol?
  • What are some short-term effects of using alcohol?
  • What are two symptoms of alcohol addiction?
  • How does a kid say no to drinking alcohol?

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2001 / 15 minutes

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    With more teens starting to drink and abuse alcohol this program discusses the effects and consequences of alcohol use. It shows the effect that alcohol consumption has on the body and describes some of the health risks of short and long term use. The program also summarizes the reasons why teens chose to drink and the organizations to help with substance abuse. Students tell us in their own words why they drink, why their friends drink, and how they feel about alcohol. After completing the program, students will have a better understanding of alcohol, its effect on the body, what alcohol dependency is and why a teen may chose to use alcohol. Real Teens give us insights into the use of alcohol in their lives.

    Subjects Covered Include:
  • The effects of alcohol.
  • The risks involved with alcohol.
  • Alcohol use & peer pressure.
  • The long term health risks involved with alcohol.
  • The parts of the body responsible for breaking down alcohol.
  • Alcohol abuse & dependency.
  • The warning signs of alcohol dependency.
  • Organizations to help with alcohol abuse & dependency.

    DVD / 2001 / (Grades 8-12) / 20 minutes

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    Women absorb alcohol more quickly than men. This and other metabolic differences explain why women can't and shouldn't drink as much. Dangers of alcohol, both physical and social, at different phases of the life cycle, are described.

    DVD (Region 1) / 2000 / 14 minutes

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    This title presents the problems faced by children of alcoholics. Presented in a dramatic format, the program clearly illustrates the effects on children when parents abuse alcohol.

    DVD (Region 1) / 2000 / 16 minutes

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    By Ashley Ross & Sue Neame

    10 Session Plans with Activities on Alcohol Awareness.

    This CD-Rom on alcohol awareness is made up of 10 session plans that use discussion and practical activities to cover the issues of alcohol. The activities present information regarding the law and facts, and puts young people in decision-making situations. The thought-provoking activities will help young people consider how to avoid risky situations where alcohol might adversely affect their judgement.

    This CD-Rom carefully presents the facts about alcohol and also the consequences of drinking it; this then allows young people to make their own informed choice about drinking alcohol.

    CD-ROM / (Ages 10-18)

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    This program explores the unexpected and potentially dangerous results of drinking. For many middle schoolers, alcohol is their introduction to drug use. What they see as harmless experimentation can cause such serious consequences as unwanted sex, damaged reputations, family problems, physical injury, and falling grades.

    Lucy narrates what happened to her and a group of her friends when they decided to stay overnight in their school building and have a "little party" that included lots of alcohol. Lucy reports how in their drunken state they caused some accidental property damage; how one teen's reputation suffers when, after drinking, she and a boy went off together and fell asleep; and how Darren broke his arm doing a stunt on a dare. The group is caught when Lucy has to call for medical assistance. Looking back, she calls the event a disaster, and asks viewers to learn about the negative effects of alcohol from her and her friends' mistakes.

    DVD / (Grade 6 or above) / 22 minutes

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    Alcoholism is a disease, which threatens almost everything it touches; not only are alcoholics and their families affected, but those in the workplace and society are threatened, as well. The odds are that 1 out of 4 people will encounter problems due to alcohol in their workplace at some time. For this reason, it's important for supervisors and co-workers to be able to recognize the warning signs of alcoholism and to do something about it. We know you can't diagnose or treat alcoholism, but you can learn to keep your workplace free from its effects. You should first learn to recognize the signs of alcoholism. Secondly, you need to understand how the role you play can either contribute to the problem or to the solution. Lastly, if you're the supervisor, you need to know how to take action.

    Topics included in this safety video are: chemical dependency, physical effects, psychological effects, excessive safety risks and unusually high accident rates, job performance, excessive absences and tardiness, accidents, patterns of unreliability, performance record, Nervous System, and become part of the solution.

    DVD / 8 minutes

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    The story of a young pregnant woman who was pulled in by the lie that drinking and smoking during her pregnancy was "no big deal"
  • Today, her son Kameron, an innocent victim of fetal alcohol syndrome, stands as the embodiment of that horrible lie
  • Since Kameron is unable to speak for himself, his adoptive mom graphically discloses what it's like to walk in Kameron's shoes
  • His biological mother, who is now working in a program of progress through AA, also shares her pain and her guilt
  • She offers strength and hope to other students who are sexually active and relives her testimony for their benefit as well as the benefit of the unborn

    DVD / (Grades 9-Adult)

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    Do you find yourself sneaking beer out of the refrigerator when your parents are gone? Have you ever been caught at school, work or at home with alcohol? Incidents like these could be the early warning signs of developing the problem of alcoholism. This program will define the term "alcoholism" as a chronic, progressive, but treatable disease. With the help of experts like Georgia police officer Ray Fairman and substance abuse counselor Mike Todd, you will learn that alcoholism is a process with stages that start with experimental use to core addiction.

    DVD (Closed Captioned) / (Grades 6-Adult)

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    Alerts students to the facts they need to know about alcohol -- what it is, how it acts on the body, and why young people are so vulnerable to its dangers. Encourages viewers to reexamine their ideas about alcohol, and helps them understand the problems caused by other people's alcohol abuse.

    Opens with a typical situation in which teens might find themselves pressured to try alcohol. Calling a drink a drink, whether beer or wine cooler or whisky, discusses the way alcohol affects the body. Cites advertising's impact on teenage drinking habits, highlights alcohol's danger, especially when drinking and driving are involved.

    Shows how Sarah avoids having to ride home with the drunken father of the children she is babysitting. Dramatizes an alcoholic family system, showing how each member plays a defined role. Lists sources of help for Children of Alcoholics. Concludes with a clear message to viewers: don't drink.

    DVD / (Grade 6 or above)

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    This program is a ground breaking program that uses a social norms approach to show high school students that most of their peers- DO NOT DRINK
  • In it, Dr. Craig investigates the difference between what students perceive and what is really true
  • An anonymous survey at Riverfront High School produces typical results: While teens assume others drink, actually most do not
  • Students discuss the life threatening potential of alcohol poisoning

    DVD / (Grades 6-12) / 25 minutes

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    In this DVD, viewers meet Jodee, a teenager who is afflicted with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) because her mother drank alcohol during her pregnancy. FAS represents a spectrum of physical and emotional disorders that occur because of alcohol poisoning before birth. Jodee tells her story, supported by powerful graphics revealing how the developing fetus is damaged by alcohol. The signs and symptoms of FAS are described, including low birth weight, facial abnormalities, reduced coordination, poor social skills, learning difficulties and behavioral problems. Jodee's lifelong difficulties are a direct result of her mother's alcohol use. This program delivers a strong "no alcohol use" message to pregnant women.

    DVD (Closed Captioned, With Teacher's Resource Book) / (Grades 7-College) / 13 minutes

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