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TALK IT OUT: TEENS, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION - COMPLETE SERIES

For Grades 7-12

5 DVD + Printable Teaching Guide

Released in 2016

Free online video streaming included!

Through vintage footage, animation, graphics, and scientific demonstrations, this series explores the various types of substance abuse and addiction and their impact on individuals, families, and society as a whole. 

 

Topics Include:

  • Talk It Out: Tobacco, Vaping and Nicotine
  • Talk It Out: Effects of Weed on Your Body and Brain
  • Talk It Out: How Addiction Enslaves Your Brain
  • Talk It Out: Underage Drinking, Dangers and Consequences
  • Talk It Out: Heroin Abuse and Addiction 

Series includes 5 DVDs + accompanying printable facilitator's guides. 

Episode Descriptions

  • TALK IT OUT: TOBACCO, VAPING AND NICOTINE
    Using vintage footage, this program shows viewers how the social attitudes about smoking have changed dramatically over the past several decades. The program then focuses on the short term and long-term, negative effects of smoking tobacco and vaping. It explains the addictive power of nicotine, a substance found in tobacco. Students will see real, vivid scientific demonstrations of the damaging effect of smoking on the respiratory system and circulatory system. Animation and graphics help to present how smoking negatively affects every part of the human body and discusses the health and financial costs to individuals and the society.

    Learning Objectives:
    After viewing this program, students will:
    • understand that smoking tobacco has short and long term negative effects on the body
    • learn that nicotine is an addictive substance found in tobacco
    • understand that vaping is not a safe alternative to smoking
    • recognize the harmful health and financial costs to individuals and society
    • learn that smoking tobacco and the use of smokeless tobacco can lead to diseases including lung problems, heart disease, and many kinds of cancer

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  • TALK IT OUT: EFFECTS OF WEED ON YOUR BODY AND BRAIN
    Using vintage footage, the program opens with a discussion of how peoples’ 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.

    Learning Objectives:
    After viewing this program, students will:
    • understand that marijuana changes the way the brain functions
    • learn the immediate effects of marijuana on the body systems
    • understand marijuana has negative effects on attention, memory, and learning
    • learn that marijuana is a drug that can be prescribed for medical purposes
    • recognize that marijuana is an illegal recreational drug

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  • TALK IT OUT: HOW ADDICTION ENSLAVES YOUR BRAIN
    In many surveys, the vast majority of teenagers report that when they do something their parents wouldn’t approve of, they’re just pursuing their freedom. This program begins the discussion of addiction and dependency from the point of view of surrendering your freedom. Students will learn that there are different types of addiction and that addiction is a persistent and compulsive dependence on an unhealthy behavior. In the program, students will come to understand the difference between psychological and physical dependence. Viewers will be introduced to a scientific theory called the cycle of addiction and learn that scientific research has shown that addiction is a disease that harms the brain and effects behavior.

    Learning Objectives:
    After viewing this program, students will:
    • understand that addiction is a persistent and compulsive dependence on an unhealthy behavior
    • learn the difference between psychological and physical dependence
    • understand addiction is a disease that effects the brain and behavior

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  • TALK IT OUT: UNDERAGE DRINKING, DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES
    The program starts off with an explanation of what alcohol is, how it’s produced, and its role as a celebratory beverage in our society. Students will come to understand the reasons alcohol is illegal to consume for persons under the age of twenty-one. The video delves into the immediate effects of alcohol consumption on blood circulation and breathing. Viewers will learn alcohol sedates the central nervous system and how it impacts parts of the brain responsible for emotion and behavior. The program explores the negative effects of alcohol abuse and addiction on a person, family and the community. In the end, students will come to understand that the decisions they make about alcohol will influence their health, grades, relationships, career, and their freedom.

    Learning Objectives:
    After viewing this program, students will:
    • understand alcohol is a drug that can be addictive
    • learn that alcohol is legal to consume for adults 21 years of age and up
    • understand the short term effects of alcohol and long term effects of alcohol abuse
    • recognize the negative impact of alcoholism on individuals, families, and society

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  • TALK IT OUT: HEROIN ABUSE AND ADDICTION

    This 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 person’s primary goal in life is to find and ingest the drug.


    Learning Objectives:
    After viewing this program, students will:
    • understand heroin is an opioid that is highly addictive
    • learn that tolerance and withdrawal are identified as the two key components of addiction
    • understand the short term and long term effects of heroin use on the body and brain
    • recognize the relationship between our instincts to avoid or remove pain from our lives, prescription drugs and heroin use

    Copyright 2016

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