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  • CHEMICAL HIGHS: The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

    For Grades 7 - Adults

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2017

    This program offers a sobering view of what happens when young people experiment with synthetic drugs like Flakka, K2, Molly, and bath salts. Substance abuse counselors, medical doctors, and former addicts all explain the dangers of synthetic drugs. Viewers learn that these synthetic drugs impact the brain, induce horrifying hallucinations and paranoia, and ultimately lead to addiction and even death. The video program and accompanying Teacher's Resource Book deliver a powerful and clear "no use" message.Read more
  • CHOOSE LIFE or CHOOSE METH (dvd)

    for Grades 9-College

    DVD with Printable Teaching Guide

    Free online video streaming included!

    This five-time national award-winning documentary contrasts over four-dozen positive health education messages against the harm that methamphetamine causes.Read more
  • EDIBLE MARIJUANA: Is It Safe?

    For Grades 7 - Adults

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2016

    While many teens may think that eating marijuana is an okay way to get high, it is in fact dangerous, risky and still illegal for teens in every state, even those where marijuana use is legal. This program helps teens understand the science of why the THC in edible marijuana causes unpredictable and dangerous highs. Metabolizing edible marijuana produces a...Read more
  • FENTANYL: THE DEADLIEST OPIOID

    For Grades 7 - Adults

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2018

    This program arms viewers with the most updated information on fentanyl, an opioid drug responsible for thousands of accidental overdose deaths. The program describes how fentanyl is made in dirty, illegal labs and that drug dealers often mix it with heroin and sell it to whoever is...Read more
  • JUULING AND VAPING: What the Latest Research Reveals

    For Grades 7 to Adults

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2019

    The CDC reports that in 2018 more than 3 million teenagers are currently vaping and that number is climbing exponentially. Nicotine addiction, exposure to known carcinogens, and substituting cigarettes when they can't vape, means that an entire generation of teens is at risk. There is a huge gap in understanding...Read more
  • MOLLY: Innocent Name, Deadly Drug

    For Grades 7 - Adults

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Molly, a pure form of Ecstasy or MDMA, is the new, hot drug of choice for many young people who falsely believe the drug is safe. Often handed out at raves and cut with a variety of dangerous substances, Molly is exposed as the grave danger that it really is. Interviews with former Molly users and drug abuse experts drive home the message that taking Molly is playing Russian Roulette with your life.Read more
  • OPIOIDS: Addiction, Overdose and Death

    For Grades 7 - Adults

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2018

    This program, designed for middle and high school students, clearly describes the dangers of prescription-based opioids abuse. Opioid abuse is epidemic with thousands of overdoses and many deaths. The NIH reports that among youth aged 12 to 17, 3.0% reported past-month non-medical use of prescription medications. Four young users talk about how they first started on drugs like Oxycodone or Percocet, and then spiraled down into using heroin, morphine, fentanyl and others.Read more
  • TALK IT OUT: EFFECTS OF WEED ON YOUR BODY AND BRAIN

    For Grades 7-12

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2016

    From the 5 volume series TALK IT OUT: TEENS, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION - COMPLETE SERIESUsing vintage footage, the program opens with a discussion of how peoplesí attitudes about marijuana have changed dramatically over the years, but the one thing is certain; marijuana changes the way the brain functions. Students will learn how the THC in marijuana enters the lungs, is absorbed into the bloodstream, and enters the brain almost immediately. Viewers will come to understand the immediate effects of marijuana use on various body systems. The program discusses the effects of marijuana on attention, memory and learning and sites the evidence from scientific studies on the long-term, harmful changes in the brain. In addition, the program explores the use of medical marijuana and its legalization as a recreational drug in different states.Read more
  • TALK IT OUT: HEROIN ABUSE AND ADDICTION

    For Grades 7-12

    DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

    Released in 2016

    From the 5 volume series TALK IT OUT: TEENS, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION - COMPLETE SERIESThis program begins with a discussion about how our instincts drive us to avoid pain or remove pain from our lives. From this perspective, the video explains the difference between healthy and unhealthy approaches to getting rid of pain. Students will learn about prescription opioids and the potential risk of addiction that is identified by two key components, tolerance and withdrawal. The program then targets the short and long term effects of heroin use, and explains how it harms various body systems. Students will come to understand that heroin addiction goes beyond physical dependence, and that once addicted to heroin, a personís primary goal in life is to find and ingest the drug.Read more
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