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TALK IT OUT: Teens, Substance
This series, designed for elementary-aged children, presents information on legal and illegal drugs in an easy to understand way. The 15-minute programs delve into the impact of the use and abuse of these substances on the human body, individuals, and society. Through vintage footage, animation, graphics, and scientific demonstrations, the series explores the various types of substance abuse and addiction and their impact on individuals, families, and society as a whole.

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, which would pertain to its legalization in Canada as of October 17 2018. 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

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.

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.

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.

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.
#16249/0433   0 minutes 2016  $869.95  Grades to *Streaming available 

Millions of people use alcohol and other drugs in a manner that would be considered harmful. How do they know when they've crossed the line into abuse or addiction? Clarifying the difference is crucial for accurate assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.

#16248/0795   90 minutes 2017  $229.95  Grades to  

You can become addicted to just about anything. It becomes a serious problem when it takes you away from the things you normally do. Some people have a predisposition to addiction and Will's story shows that anyone can fall dangerously into addiction. It started with video games addiction which was the beginning of the slippery slope that almost cost him his life. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. He could never imagine that at the age of 17 he would be living on the streets addicted to Crack Cocaine and near death. His remarkable story now brings so much hope to those that struggle with addiction and he now dedicates his life to helping youth. 
#16242/0545   22 minutes 2017  $149.95  Grades 8 to 12 *CC 

Lindsay (Eekwol) grew up in the First Nations community. She experienced an unforgiving world of drugs, alcohol and violence within her family. As a child, she lived in fear while her parents and their friends had endless parties that often broke out in fights. As she grew up in this environment, she soon developed into an abuser of drugs and alcohol herself. Falling victim to blackouts and on one occasion she almost died one night lying unconscious on the highway. This seminal moment caused her devoted sister to give up on her - unless she changed her ways. For the first time in her life, she listened, and the path of being clean and sober led to becoming a successful solo female aboriginal hip hop artist.

The above program is from the TEENS 101 SERIES - a multi-media initiative towards reaching, guiding, empowering, and inspiring youth through the issues that can affect their mental health and well being. The series communicates from a youth's perspective topics such as: depression and anxiety, addiction, self harm, mental illness, bullying, body image, self worth, family dysfunction, racism, sexuality and LGBTQ. 
#16241/0545   22 minutes 2017  $149.95  Grades 8 to 12 *CC 

Combining interviews with experts and personal accounts from youth and their parents, TEENS 101 will help guide them through these difficult years and illustrates the major issues opposing youth today. From multiculturalism and family dynamics to media influences and mental health issues, TEENS 101 will provide thoughtful, informative and vital information to help youth and adults come to grips with the trials and tribulations associated with the teenage years. In this compelling thirteen-part television series about the world of a teenager in the new millennium, we take the viewer through the journey from adolescence to adulthood, examining the health and wellness of teenagers in today. This documentary-style series will examine the issues facing young people as they progress through high school and make the decisions that will affect them far into the future. This dynamic and thought provoking series will speak to people of all ages, opening up new topics for discussion for both parents and teens alike, and addressing the difficulties of growing up in the 21st Century.

*Thirteen programs 22 minutes each:

I'M NOT ADDICTED: Will's Story
BREAKING POVERTY: Billionaire PA's Story
LGBTQ - Acceptance: Joey's Story
ASPERGER'S: Sean's Story

*** Five year Streaming Rights also available for purchase 
#16240/0545   0 minutes 2017  $1499.95  Grades 8 to 12 *CC 

Featuring interviews with both experts and people who have experienced treatment themselves, TREATMENT BASICS gives clients and their loved ones a better understanding of what to expect throughout substance use disorder treatment.

Created to work with both adults and young adults, this engaging video includes the following chapters:
1. Do I Need Help?
2. What Kind of Help Is Available?
3. What Will Withdrawal Be Like?
4. How Can I Be Successful in Treatment?
5. How Do I Take Care of Myself While My Loved One Is in Treatment?
6. How Can I Support My Loved One in Treatment?
This video can complement an existing curriculum, or each chapter can be used independently. The accompanying flash drive contains a facilitator guide--which includes background information, preparation instructions, discussion questions, and additional activities - and client fact sheets to create dynamic learning sessions in either one-on-one or group settings.

TREATMENT BASICS is ideal for use in a variety of settings, including in interventions, primary care settings, correctional settings, educational settings, community groups, and therapeutic settings focused on substance use disorder treatment. 
#16239/0795   90 minutes 2018  $309.95 *CC 

MORE is an award-winning, evidence-based program created to support clients in the critical months after treatment and move them toward effective self-management. MORE uses core education, guidance and skill-building activities and resources that facilitators can easily use to help clients succeed in initiating and sustaining recovery. MORE includes three primary components: a facilitator guide, client workbooks, and a program DVD.

The FACILITATOR GUIDE offers simple, step-by-step instruction making it easy to jump into any MORE lesson and facilitate a positive learning experience with clients.

THREE CLIENT WORKBOOKS (additional copies may be purchased) provide education and skill building on essential recovery topics with activities that demonstrate how to put that guidance into action in their lives. Each workbook includes pocket power resources clients can print and keep for quick reference.
The DVD includes 30 one to five minute video clips on topics that complement the lessons in MORE. It also includes two brief audio meditations that can be used to help clients learn to practice meditation as a grounding and relaxation technique.
#16238/0795   60 minutes 2018  $359.95 *CC 

While many organizations are trauma-informed, becoming trauma-responsive means looking at every aspect of an organization’s programming, environment, language, and values and involving all staff in better serving clients who have experienced trauma. Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive provides program administrators and clinical directors with key resources needed to train staff and make organizational changes to become trauma-responsive. This comprehensive training program involves all staff, ensuring clients are served with a trauma-responsive approach.

This training program describes the ten-step process of becoming trauma-responsive:
*Gain knowledge of stress, adversity, and trauma
*Understand of the impact of organizational stress and trauma
*Understand the concept and structure of a Guide Team
*Assess and improve clients’ first experience with your organization
*Assess and improve your organization’s physical space
*Assess and improve your organization’s sense of safety
*Understand the leadership qualities and skills needed to initiate trauma-responsive organizational change
*Create a shared language and tools to address trauma
*Implement evidence-based, trauma-specific curricula
*Have each staff person create a personal self-care plan

Developed by leading trauma experts Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, and Sandra L. Bloom, MD, this program is an excellent primer to assist organizations in becoming trauma-responsive prior to implementing an in-depth trauma curriculum.

Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive includes:
*More than three hours of video
*a Flash Drive with resources that can be easily reproduced for training participants
*a facilitator guide with step-by-step instructions to assist facilitators in implementing the ten-step process of becoming trauma-responsive
#16234/0795  2018  $809.95 *CC 

A film about recovery from drug and alcohol addition. Focuses on early stage sobriety and how to maintain continuous recover including the discussion of the promises and rewards of a new sober life. Features real individuals not actors, who are willing to reveal their personal journey from isolation and despair to connection and hope. Peer to peer communications is the most effective way of telling the truth about young people who face the seemingly insurmountable task of conquering addiction and abuse. The stories of 12 Promises demonstrate compassion and connection as the antidote to abuse, and reveal the ability of those who have walked out of addiction to lead healthy, purposeful lives as members of a supportive community.
#16233/2305   26 minutes 2017  $229.95 *Streaming available 

CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE THINKING: Thinking about your Thinking Part 1 DVD 32 minutes, CC
Inmates, not actors, discuss their new understanding of how distorted thinking keeps them stuck in addictive and criminal behaviors. In a group setting as participants in a cognitive-behavioral treatment program, the inmates reflect on and challenge each other about their core beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions about themselves and the world around them. Among their discoveries about the way they think:
*seeing yourself as a victim allows you to victimize others
*distorted thinking leads to manipulative and aggressive behaviors
*feelings of entitlement and criminal pride play into distorted thinking
*in criminal thinking, self is first and everybody else is second.

Taped in correctional facilities, the video series allows real inmates to tell the real story about recovering from a life of addiction and crime. The result is a powerful, direct, and liberating message about finding a life of recovery and freedom. A NEW DIRECTION is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral therapy curriculum for addicted offenders.

CRIMINAL AND ADDICTIVE THINKING: Thinking about your Thinking Part 2 DVD 30 minutes, CC
Inmates, not actors, present a series of eight real-life, everyday prison scenarios that could easily escalate into violent incidents. After each scenario, viewers are asked to analyze the event, identify the feelings and distorted thinking involved, and determine possible replacement thoughts and behaviors. Using their own words and drawing from their own experiences, the inmates role-play situations that realistically portray how criminal and addictive thought patterns lead to destructive behaviors. The situations include:
*an inmate's overreaction to a routine shakedown
*a discussion among three inmates about whether to retaliate for a fight
*a scuffle after an egregious foul on the basketball court
*an inmate's angry phone call to his spouse who refuses to send money
*a quarrel between roommates about how to resolve a conflict

Inmates, not actors, candidly discuss the tactics they have used to exact power and control over others--in prison and out of prison. In a group setting as participants in a cognitive-behavioral treatment program, the inmates share personal stories about manipulating, intimidating, physically assaulting, and even murdering individuals who got in the way of what they wanted. Raw, real, and tragic, the inmates' stories reveal:
*how distorted thoughts and unresolved feelings fuel criminal behavior
*why using drugs and committing crimes are fundamentally linked
*what it really means to take charge of your life and respect others

This 192 page participant workbook, written at a sixth-grade level, contains materials that reflect real-life experiences of offenders with addiction and activities that demonstrate addictive and criminal thought processes. Fifty exercises cover: Criminal and Addiction History, Becoming Aware of Your Inner Maps, Learning to Think About Your Thinking, Learning to Think about Your Behaviors.

(1 ea. Softcover, 192 pages)
#16220/0795  2002  $1,349.95 *CC 

CRAVNG AND RELAPSE was filmed in front of a live audience at Cal State University at Long Beach. Based on the time-tested Gorski Model of relapse prevention, this DVD captures all the energy and enthusiasm of the presentation Bob’s been doing in universities, treatment programs, and conferences for over 25 years! Consistent feedback regarding the effectiveness of his style of educating this Gorski influenced relapse prevention information has inspired Bob to create this DVD which is being utilized by nearly 1,000 alcohol and other drug treatment programs nationwide. He takes Gorski’s masterful information and refines it in a way that is especially useful in educating patients in treatment centers on the behaviors which lead alcoholics and addicts into the craving cycle.

This insightful video is in two parts:
The Craving Cycle and Sept-up Behaviors 44 minutes
The Trigger Events 33 minutes

Discusses the following aspects of the Craving Cycle and Relapse Prevention:
How to identify set-up behaviors and trigger events
How to avoid entering the craving cycle
How to deal with Euphoric Recall
Utilizing 12-step programs to stay sober
#16219/0370   77 minutes 2010  $209.95 

Given the chronicity of addiction and the temporary nature of formal treatment, it is essential that clients learn how to maintain recovery after discharge. Additionally, many people needing treatment are not able to access it and don’t know where to turn. This DVD addresses both of these issues. After briefly discussing the disease model and identifying the common symptoms of addiction, Bob Tyler provides simple and specific instructions on how to utilize 12-step programs in building and maintaining long-term recovery. Viewers are also aided in leaping any hurdles of resistance by addressing the common myths and difficulties about utilizing such programs 
#16218/0370  2017  $209.95 

Sober since 1988 and working in recovery for over 20 years, Bob operates an addiction private practice, provides consulting services to treatment programs, is an accomplished speaker, and teaches in the Alcohol and Drug Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University Extension. He is also Past President of the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) and author of the EVVY Award-winning book: ENOUGH ALREADY! A Guide to Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Addiction. This series deals with the major emotions involved in addiction recovery: ANGER, SELF-ESTEEM, GRIEF and SHAME.

Coping with Emotions: ANGER
Learning to cope with anger is vital in recovery. Unprocessed anger, which often leads to resentment, is a leading cause of relapse. Following a brief education on important aspects of anger and resentment, this presentation introduces viewers to a variety of practical anger management tools. Viewers also learn which of these tools can be used to calm rageful anger, clearing the way to use other tools to process and uncover its true source. 31 minutes

Coping with Emotions: BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM
This DVD provides drug addiction help to recovering addicts by focusing on overcoming addiction through self esteem building steps. In this revealing presentation, Bob defines self-esteem, illustrates its common roots in people’s lives, and describes the tendency to seek positive regard from one’s environment when it is unattainable from within. He then provides proven self-esteem building techniques that counteract this seemingly hard-wired state. Practical application of these techniques is also provided, teaching viewers they can derive good feelings about themselves from within. Building self esteem and drug addiction recovery go hand in hand ... as you will see in this DVD! 28 minutes

Coping with Emotions: GRIEF
Using an analysis of Elizabeth Kubler Ross’ 5 STAGES OF GRIEF, Bob describes the path from denial to acceptance regarding loss in general, and the loss experienced when the addicted must say good-bye to their drug of choice. 19 minutes
*Bonus Segment FEAR: TURNING IT OVER - Bob discusses the power of fear that keeps addicts and alcoholics wrapped in their addiction. Tools and methods are presented that can be utilized to break the bondage of fear. This talk has the added benefit of providing hope and guidance for those struggling with the idea of a Higher Power. 11 minutes

Coping with Emotions: SHAME
In this emotional and thought-provoking presentation discussing Shame and drug addiction treatment, Bob provides recovering addicts and alcoholics essential tools for mastering shame and taming the "Shame Monster". Along with identifying roots of shame, he addresses the use of treatment groups and outside sober peers to process and challenge shame while gaining support to cope with it. Feeling, tolerating and working through uncomfortable emotions are vital in recovery from addiction. The goal of this series is to educate and provide viewers recovery tools to aid in coping with these emotions. 33 minutes

#16217/0370  2014  $759.95 

Mark Lundholm's RECOVERY BINGO is a simple bingo game, focused on recovery. It features over 100 recovery-related words and phrases, and during the course of the game, players are invited to share how recovery focused bingo keywords and phrases relate to their life and recovery. By making the game fast paced and humorous, players get to have fun while exploring difficult topics in a supportive environment. The game includes 20 unique bingo cards printed on sturdy card stock, over 100 caller cards, place markers, and directions.

What's Included:
- High quality durable plush plastic case to store all pieces
- 20 Full Color Player Cards on glossy thick stock
- Over 100 Caller Cards with recovery specific words, phrases, jokes, & anecdotes
- 300 Bingo Chips
#16216/0370  2018  $79.95 

RECOVERY HUMOR 101 offers a fresh approach to addiction and recovery, based on techniques Mark Lundholm has developed over 25+ years in recovery, supported by the latest evidence-based research and best practices in addiction treatment. The DVD and Recovery Workbook cover many important topics, including First Thought Wrong, Friendships and Relationships, Shame and Numbing, and Dealing with Feelings of Healing. The 40 minute DVD contains all new material written, produced and filmed specifically for this product. The 70 page, full-color workbook is filled with full color, original illustrations, more than 70 exercises, and provides tools and roadmaps to help those struggling with addiction to achieve and maintain recovery.

*Includes the RECOVERY HUMOR 101 DVD
*Includes a CD that has a digital version of the workbook materials and gives duplication rights for your facility
*Includes the 70-page, full-color RECOVERY HUMOR 101 WORKBOOK

*** SEE ALSO the new game RECOVERY BINGO #16216 with Mark Lundholm!!!!
#16215/0370  2017  $409.95 

This program traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in virtually every part of the country. Captures the story of the opioid crisis through personal stories and interviews with experts and reveals the tragic impact of the overuse of prescription painkillers on individuals, families, and communities.
#16212/1725   56 minutes 2017  $179.95 *CC 


So Who Becomes Addicted? Most people don't understand why or how someone can become addicted to drugs or alcohol or any other substance that completely dominates their life. This series takes an in-depth look at teen addiction and provides a personal connection with those in recovery, the steps to recovery and an honest look at substance abuse.

Teenagers all go through traumatic experiences and symptoms of depression. In many cases they don't have the resources to deal with their problems. Many times they turn to drugs as a solution or as a coping mechanism if they feel they can’t deal with a problem on their own. This often leads to a path of addiction. This program discusses the traits that can be found in an addictive personality, the warning signs and the attraction to try drugs. It takes a look at what can take a seemingly normal teen down the road of addiction and the intense process of treatment and recovery. Some of the most common paths to addiction include; the desire to belong, to be accepted, to be popular, boredom, depression, low self esteem, peer pressure from social expectation and taking prescription medication that turns to dependency. Also addresses the physical, mental and behavioral effects of drug abuse and the effective treatment options. Features clinical addiction psychologists, mental health and teen drug abuse experts.
Discussion includes:
What is addiction?
Who gets addicted?
The addictive personality
Addictive behavior
The 14 most common paths to addiction
Why teens start using drugs
The warning signs
The consequences

Rehab or treatment for addiction begins with the desire to stop using drugs or alcohol and choose a clean and sober life. For many teens, this may seem like an impossible task especially when their life seems to have lost all meaning. Nearly all addicted teens think they can stop using on their own and most try to stop without treatment. Although many are successful, many continue down the path of addiction and on the road of substance dependence. Understanding that addiction has a fundamental biological component may help explain the difficulty in abstinence without treatment.

Many teens in addition to having problems with drugs or alcohol also have problems with depression, anxiety, school phobia and panic attacks. Because they start using drugs at a young age, they don't develop the normal social skills needed to enter adulthood. They have very little discipline because they've never been shown or cultivated those habits.

At first teens think using drugs or alcohol helps them fit in and can relieve stress either at home or at school. However, they soon realize it doesn’t fix anything and their problems keep coming back and often get worse. This program teaches teens that living a life of addiction is one that can be changed. Personal accomplishments can be achieved and a healthy successful life, without dependence on drugs or alcohol is possible.
Discussion Includes:
What is recovery or rehab?
Why recovery works
Recognizing addiction
The steps of recovery
The multi-systemic approach
Life after treatment

*NOTE: Closed Caption available upon request - additional charge.
#16200/2003  2017  $209.95 *CC *Streaming available 

While our field offers numerous approaches to group therapy, less is understood about group interventions for addiction. This refreshing video begins to close the gap by presenting a rich series of vignettes from an interpersonal process group for clients in early-stage recovery. Here, you’ll watch Tim Leighton and his UK-based team of addiction experts demonstrate key elements of this experiential model, shown in an outpatient setting. If you work with clients in recovery - or if you simply enjoy group work - this video will give you an array of necessary skills for leading successful interpersonal therapy groups.

Drawing from the pioneering work of Irvin Yalom and Philip Flores, interpersonal group therapy supports a client’s ability to sustain healthy relationships. Based on the idea that relationships are undermined by addictive behavior, this model of recovery helps members gain interpersonal skills in real time. You’ll see these theories in action, as members gradually deepen their capacity to share their stories, give and receive empathy, and navigate rifts. Moreover, you’ll be delighted as initially hardened members soften and brighten as a result of the work. Detailed commentary is offered throughout, outlining important concepts and noting crucial turning points in each vignette.

Leighton and his colleagues take an intentionally light hand in the sessions, supporting members’ autonomy and intervening only when necessary to help clarify the process. You’ll be intrigued by their concise interventions, and impressed by their warmth, insight, and ability to help the group attune to itself.

Regardless of orientation, therapists must help clients tolerate and move beyond the uncomfortable feelings that arise in session; this video provides a solid foundation in doing so from a relational standpoint. If you’re looking for resources on group therapy, addiction and recovery, or interpersonal therapy, this video is a must-watch.

"This superb video showcases highly competent group therapists combined with lucid explanations of both theory and technique. You’ll witness the group leaders harness the power of the group by repeatedly focusing the attention on how members are relating to each other, a key skill in effectively run groups. I would highly recommend this video to any therapist interested in mastering the art of group therapy, regardless of population served."
Irvin Yalom, MD, author of The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy 
#16180/1745   83 minutes 2016  $219.95 *CC 

E-cigarettes have been called the next generation cigarette and vaping the newest way for teens to start smoking. Research confirms that teens who vape are more likely to start smoking tobacco products than teens who don’t use electronic cigarettes. It’s also been found that nonsmoking teens who start vaping are three times as likely as nonvapers to later smoke cigarettes and that vaping seemed to encourage smoking.

Most teens assume vaping is harmless, however it is not. Studies have shown that the gases and particles in e-cigarette vapors can harm the lungs, brain, heart and immune system. They pose a serious threat to teens and creating the next generation of smokers. Vaping liquids can be flavored to taste like fruit or candy. Most contain nicotine and it’s this nicotine that can cause an addiction and fuel a teens’ transition from vaping to smoking.

So what is Vaping? What is the vapor made from and how does it work? The drug inside most e-flavors is nicotine, in its concentrated potent, liquid form - extracted from tobacco and blended with a variety of flavorings, colorings and assorted chemicals and toxins, carefully calculated to feed the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry. E-cigarettes actually emit more than just smoke. It is an aerosol, which is a suspension of particles, toxins and other chemicals suspended within a gas. E-cig vapor often contains even more particles than tobacco smoke. Vaping can cause as much short-term inflammation in the lungs as regular cigarettes and the nicotine-free vapor may cause even more. The biggest danger may lie in the use of vaping devices. After a teen is used to some nicotine in the form of an e-cigarette, they may ultimately transition to traditional cigarettes to get nicotine more easily and quickly. E-cigarettes are very accessible and easier to conceal. Many vaping devices are designed to look like pens; compact, shiny and easy to disguise. Vaping devices are also compatible with marijuana, cocaine, THC liquids and other drugs, making substance abuse easier,less publicly recognizable and easier for a teen to hide. The devices’ create a further danger for teen users who may not be completely aware of what’s inside the electronic cigarette.

Student discussion includes: What is vaping? What is the vapor made from and how does it work? Is vaping dangerous? Do e-cigarettes contain toxins? Are e-cigarettes dangerous? Do e-cigarettes contain nicotine? Is nicotine harmful? Is nicotine addictive? What are the short and long term side effects? Are teens who vape or use e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking?
#16171/2003   28 minutes 2016  $109.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 

This video uses interviews with nurses in recovery to provide a compelling look at the internal struggle of addiction and the challenging road to recovery. Nurses and nursing students will be able to take an insightful compassionate look at this problem.

Viewers will be able to:
*Identify reasons nurses become involved with drugs and alcohol
*Discuss the life changes that are necessary in the process of recovery
*Describe how the stigma and denial surrounding chemical dependence can *perpetuate the problem 
#16164/1348   20 minutes 1995  $269.95 

As the legal status of marijuana changes, it's perceived dangers are lessening while the potency of the drug is increasing. This video covers marijuana as a psychoactive substance that induces its effects by manipulation of natural brain chemicals known as the endocannabinoids. The toxic and addictive impact that results from the drug’s
disruption of natural endocannibinoids is characterized in this video by the testimony of those impacted by the drug and by the scientists who are studying its effects. This video will help to clarify the many myths and misconceptions regarding the effects of marijuana.

*Closed Captioned
#16162/0410   26 minutes 2016  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This series takes an in-depth look at teen addiction and provides a personal connection with addicts, abusers, families and those in recovery. The programs address the risks of trying drugs and takes an honest look inside substance abuse and the steps towards recovery. This series consists of four 30 minute parts:

Legal highs are man-made substances/chemicals and strong stimulants that have similar effects to illegal drugs like cocaine, cannabis or ecstasy. They are sometimes called club drugs or new psychoactive substances (NPS) and provide physical, emotional and hallucinogenic effects and are marketed as a legal high. They range from plants, to synthetic drugs, to medicines you can buy from a pharmacy. What makes them similar is that they are all legal, but that does not mean they are safe. You cannot really be sure of what is in them or the effect they could have on you. Many legal highs have been directly linked to poisoning, seizures, severe trauma and in some cases death. So what is a teen’s motivation to try these drugs? This program attempts to find out by asking teens the question, what are legal highs?

Drugs do not make you a bad person, but they can destroy you. No one starts taking drugs with a fundamental desire to be a failure or throw away the best years of their life. But that’s what happens when someone gets addicted. So what is it about drugs that can take you down a path of self-destruction and self-hate? Why would someone take drugs in the first place and why do some users get addicted to drugs and some don’t? How does addiction happen? This documentary series takes an in-depth look at real people, telling their real stories of addiction, what happened to them and how hard it was for them to turn their lives around. It provides a personal connection with addicts, abusers, families and those in recovery and talks about the risks of trying drugs, an honest look inside substance abuse and the steps towards recovery. Delivers an unforgettable message that will make teens reconsider their next hit and how addiction can happen to anyone. Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription drugs used without a prescription. These drugs are chemicals and while each drug produces different physical effects, all abused substances share one thing in common - they hijack the normal function of the brain and change the way the brain responds to issues of self-control, judgment, emotion, motivation, memory and learning. Although drugs can cause temporary euphoria it can also cause hallucinations, anxiety, paranoia and uncontrolled behavior. Marijuana is the number one gateway drug for teenagers. Many teens do not understand why or how they can become addicted to drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principle or willpower and that they could stop using simply by choosing to change their behavior. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease and quitting takes more than good intentions or strong will.

Heroin is an extremely addictive Opioid drug that is synthesized from Morphine. Heroin can be snorted, smoked, or injected and usually comes in a white or brown powder substance. It is estimated that almost a quarter of all people who use Heroin even once become addicted. Teen heroin abuse is a growing danger in our youth. The image of a listless young heroin addict collapsed in a filthy, dark alley is obsolete. Today, the young addict could be as young as 12 years old, play video games and enjoy the music of his generation. They can appear smart, stylish and bear none of the common traces of heroin use, such as needle marks on their arms. Because it is available in various forms that are easier to consume and more affordable, heroin today is more tempting than ever. The number of teenagers aged 12 to 17, who used heroin at some point in their lives has increased by 300%. A young person who might think twice about putting a needle in his arm may more readily smoke or sniff the same drug. But this is falsely reassuring and may give one the idea that there is less risk. The truth is that heroin in all its forms is dangerous and addictive.

Ecstasy, also called Molly, is a stimulant (man-made) club drug often abbreviated as MDMA that has hallucinogenic properties. MDMA works by providing a rush of Serotonin and Norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters that signal feelings of pleasure and happiness. Ecstasy is one of the most popular drugs among teens today. It has become an embracive "marketing term for drug dealers selling "Ecstasy-type" drugs that may, contain very little or no MDMA at all. While MDMA can produce harmful effects, what is called Ecstasy today can contain a wide mixture of substances from LSD, cocaine, heroin, amphetamine and methamphetamine, to rat poison, caffeine and dog deworming substances. Despite the cute logos dealers put on the pills, this is what makes Ecstasy particularly dangerous, a user never really knows what he is taking. Ecstasy most commonly comes in pill form but can also be injected and taken in other ways. Liquid Ecstasy is actually GHB, a nervous system depressant - a substance that can also be found in drain cleaner, floor stripper and degreasing solvents! 
#16160/2003  2016  $449.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 

Todays teens are more exposed to illegal, prescription and over the counter drugs than ever before. Many teens are starting to see drug use as part of the normal teenage experience whether to escape, self-medicate, get instant gratification, or hide feelings of low self-esteem and lack of confidence. This program discusses the ways teens can resist pressure to try drugs, ways they can say (no) to their friends and the dangers and consequences if they do not. Student discussion includes: The dangers of trying drugs, even if you think (you will just try it once), How to deal with the temptation and peer pressure to try drugs, How doing one drug (like cigarettes or marijuana) can lead to abuse of other drugs, The core issues of why teens try drugs and alcohol, How to recognize the warning signs of addiction, What friends can do to guide or inform of the dangers and consequences, Where a teen can turn to for help.

*Closed Captioned
#16157/2003   20 minutes 2015  $129.95  Grades 8 to 12 *CC *Streaming available 

The urge to use alcohol or other drugs can be triggered by many factors, including work-related stress, family problems, mental health disorders, physical pain, and social or environmental events. Any one of these risk factors can set off a relapse.

Based on G. Alan Marlatt's widely used, evidence-based protocols, The Relapse Prevention Program (formerly titled Relapse Prevention Skills: Helping Clients Address High-Risk Factors) helps clients identify high-risk situations, work on responses and coping skills, and explore lifestyle factors that may increase vulnerability. By following this model, clinicians can customize a program based on each client's unique needs and minimize the risk of relapse.

Ideal for use in a variety of settings, this nine-unit program can be used in either individual or group sessions. It can be used as a stand-alone program or as a supplement to an existing program. This program includes this facilitator guide, client guides and worksheets on a CD-ROM, and a video that demonstrates successful ways to address common and critical risk factors that can lead to relapse.
#16155/0795   23 minutes 2016  $339.95 *CC 

Who knew that common objects such as a soda can covered in paint a bottle cap or a marker could be telltale signs of drug abuse? Show commonly abused drugs and drug paraphernalia in a whole new dimension. Features attached realistic 3-D facsimiles enclosed behind Plexiglas. Stands on any tabletop for easy display. Includes reproducible handout. Dimensions 32" x 24".
#16145/0820  2012  $799.95 *Streaming available 

Oftentimes people in recovery struggle with relationships, and sexual relationships can present some of the biggest challenges. This program offers advice from experts who address three distinct areas:
*Physical Sexual Health addresses sexually transmitted diseases, infections, exams, and pregnancy.
*Mental Sexual Health deals with a person's security, trust of others, self-image, and confidence when it comes to making healthy choices.
*Abuse explains the different forms and cycles of abuse, healthy boundaries, safety, and self-care, and the next steps in regaining empowerment after abuse.

Ideal for a variety of settings including treatment centers, mental health centers, and correctional facilities, this video series can help those in early recovery overcome some of the basic challenges of recovery and increase their chances of living a healthy life.
#16144/0795   110 minutes 2016  $319.95 *CC 

Oftentimes people in recovery are trying to be the best parent possible, without the benefit of strong family support or role models. This program offers advice and tools from educators, counselors, and parents who have unique perspectives because they too have struggled with the same parenting challenges.

Topics include:
*Discovering your parenting style
*Exploring stages of child development
*Setting boundaries
*Learning the roles of mother, father, and caregiver
*Parenting while navigating through trauma
*Teaching better behavior through motivational strategies

Ideal for a variety of settings including treatment centers, mental health centers, and correctional facilities, this video series can help those in early recovery overcome some of the basic challenges of recovery and increase their chances of living a healthy life. 
#16143/0795   40 minutes 2016  $319.95 *CC 

People find that almost every aspect of their life is uprooted and disrupted once they begin recovery, and these changes can be radical and far-reaching. Being well prepared during this transition dramatically increases the odds of a successful recovery.

RECOVERY BASICS helps smooth that transition by equipping those in recovery with the strategies and tools needed when small choices can have big consequences. In this engaging video, mental health expert Amanda Klinger, PsyD, LP, from the Betty Ford Foundation discusses six basic topics:
*Starting Your Recovery
*Preventing Relapse
*Managing Your Day
*Managing Thoughts and Feelings
*Building Healthy Relationships
*Keeping it Going

Specific techniques that address cravings, triggers, negative influences, conflicting emotions, shame, guilt, and relapse are all presented in a way that is easy to understand. 
#16142/0795   60 minutes 2016  $319.95 *CC 

Understanding and practicing the skills needed for daily living are tremendously important, especially in today's economic climate. This new LIVING SKILLS series is divided into two unique components: Personal Growth and Practical Guidance. PERSONAL GROWTH covers the internal skills needed to be a positive member of a community. Topics include: *Making decisions *Refusal skills *Interpersonal skills *Values and responsibilities *Setting and attaining goals *Parenting and child development PRACTICAL GUIDANCE provides information on the day-to-day external skills needed to live a healthy life. Topics include: *Hygiene and self-care *Sexual health *Looking for work *Education *Managing money *Securing housing Each of the two components consists of two DVDs and a CD-ROM. Each topic includes a four-session Facilitator Guide, reproducible client handouts and workbook. Videos show each skill in action. Ideal for treatment, mental health, criminal justice and a wide variety of other settings, this program provides all the tools necessary to help clients live healthy, fulfilling lives.

Personal Growth - Interpersonal Skills - Managing Emotions (session 2)
Personal Growth - Making Decisions - Decision Making Steps (Session 3)
#16135/0795  2016  $949.95 *CC 

How do alcohol and other drugs affect brain functions? And how can you communicate this complex information in a way that is easy to understand? This informative program has been updated with the latest information on brain science and addiction and meets DSM-5 compliance. Also features commentary by medical experts, Marvin D. Seppala M.D. and Joseph Lee M.D.

Already a best-selling program that includes a Facilitator Guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to deliver a 60-minute client group session that is both engaging and informative. Reproducible fact sheets for adolescents and adults are also included to support the message that drugs change brain chemistry and that abstinence allows it to return to normal.
#16132/0795   25 minutes 2016  $379.95 *CC 

Conducting family therapy can feel like an impossible juggling act, where complicated dynamics can make effective interventions elusive to the best of us. Successful clinicians must make sense of a family’s needs as a whole, as well as facilitate work within the relationships that impact the entire system. In this video, renowned family therapist Virginia Satir leads a powerful session with a family dealing with substance abuse and codependency. Satir’s natural facility with families is astounding even today, and you’ll gain a deep appreciation of her legacy as she progresses this challenged family several steps closer to resolution.

After introducing her "universal family map", explaining the various relational configurations within families, Satir conducts a stirring session with a family struggling with the repercussions of 29-year-old son Michael’s longstanding drug addiction. You’ll witness Satir’s skill at building authentic rapport with the five members, while shedding light on their complex family dynamics using a series of hands-on interventions. Even through the intensity and resistance that arises during the interview, Satir maintains a grounded environment that supports honest cross-communication, staying one step ahead of the family in order to address their most pressing relational issues.

Throughout the session, Satir draws upon her considerable intuitive skill to develop interventions in the moment; builds a quick and easy rapport with the family through her plain language, humor, and warmth; physically immerses herself in the family unit as she facilitates experiential constellations; and applies a firm, at times confrontational, attitude toward family members, all while furthering their sense of hope and possibility.

This is an essential resource for therapists looking to learn more about family systems, assessment, creative interventions, and Satir’s unique, bold style. With both commentary and a full-length bonus video from Satir’s early students, plus a didactic introduction from Satir herself, this is a video you’ll enjoy from start to finish.
#16116/1745   63 minutes 2015  $219.95 *CC 


China is the first country in the world to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder.
WEB JUNKIE is a feature documentary, which identifies Internet Addiction and spotlights the revolutionary treatment used in Chinese Rehab Centers. Internet addiction is now a global issue. An increasing number of people, especially young adults, are using the Internet more than ever before. The film delves into a Beijing treatment center and explores the cases of three young Chinese teenagers from the day they arrive at the treatment center through the 3 months period of being held at the center, and then their return to their homes. The film follows both the underlying issues related to the disorders, as well as the manner and treatment the patients receive. Prof. Tao Ran established the world's first Internet Addiction clinic, and he promises to cure children of so-called Internet Addiction, an ailment that has grown into one of China's most feared public health hazards.

The program admits children between the ages of 13 and 18; they are forced to undergo military-inspired physical training and comply with monitored sleep and food standards. Throughout their stay at the clinic, they are patrolled by the military guards who protect the children's quarters, which like prison cells are surrounded by gates and fences. Despite such conditions, parents voluntarily send their children to the treatment center and relinquish personal involvement. There is no one-on-one therapy, and the children's emotional needs are met with group therapy sessions twice a week. The treatment is very expensive, and parents often have no choice but to borrow money in order to afford to send their child to the clinic. For them it is worth it - steering their kid away from this addiction and redevelop their real life communication skills is a top priority.

WEB JUNKIE provides a microcosm of modern Chinese life, examines inter-generational pressures, and takes a hard look at one of the symptoms of the so-called Internet age.

#16008/1047   88 minutes 2014  $349.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Multidimensional family therapy (MDFT) is a comprehensive, family-centered treatment for adolescent substance abuse and delinquency. The treatment integrates theoretical frameworks from family therapy and psychotherapy along with knowledge about how adolescent problems arise. MDFT addresses areas of adolescent and parent functioning known to create problems and enhances the factors that solve problems, improve relationships, and restore positive development.

In this film, Dr. Howard Liddle, developer of MDFT, works with 16-year-old Christian, who has been arrested for purchasing marijuana. The film includes nine condensed therapy sessions with Christian, his mother - a single parent struggling with personal issues, and Christian’s school counselor. The session highlights the key areas of focus and core interventions in the integrated MDFT approach, and enumerates the model’s three stages. Dr. Liddle provides summaries of session segments and offers brief presentations on the core sections of the MDFT.

The design and format of the film demonstrates the thought processes of a therapist using MDFT, and offers a behind-the-scenes experience of the model.

#15983/1410   75 minutes 2014  $269.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 

Total memory loss of recent events. Hallucinations of monstrous proportions. Horrific violence that has even been known to include cannibalism. Filmed with a primary focus on "bath salts" (synthetic cathinones), this video examines readily available designer drugs that can produce powerful highs while exposing the immensely damaging effects such chemicals cause to the brain and other organs when ingested.

A police officer, a toxicologist, an addiction counselor, and a recovering addict talk seriously and frankly about substance abuse and its life-wrecking effects in a way that will make viewers take notice, while a what-if dramatization of a young teen who dies of a bath salts overdose will leave viewers thinking about the power of peer pressure - both face to face and via texting. Contains scenes of drug abuse and overdose.

*Closed Captioned 
#15969/0635   18 minutes 2014  $139.95 *CC 

This comprehensive resource brings together community leaders, health care providers, schools, and parents to develop a multidisciplinary, coordinated plan for addressing the issue of opioid addiction and overdose that communities are currently facing.

This Toolkit includes a 20-minute Closed Captioned DVD as well as a CD-ROM of reproducible resources:
*Opioid Basics--provides an overview of opioids, the most current statistics of use and deaths, and more
*Community Guide-- offers step-by-step guidance on how to mobilize local resources, implement local opioid prevention projects, and create successful media campaigns
*School Guide--helps educators identify whether students are abusing heroin or prescription painkillers and learn how to intervene and get students the help they need; provides lesson plans that introduce the issue of opioid abuse
*Parent Guide--provides practical information on how to recognize whether a child is using opioids and how to seek help
*Health Care Provider Guide--includes information on how to recognize when someone is under the influence of opioids, how to prevent opioid overdose, procedures for screening opioid users, and information on the best forms of treatment; also includes information on how to prevent prescription medication misuse
*Campaign Resource Guide--contains a variety of campaign materials including posters, press releases, and drug fact sheets
*Resource Directory--provides a listing of organizations that can help support community efforts
*The Video component is a compilation of DRUGS OF ABUSE specifically for adult and YOUTH & DRUS OF ABUSE for adolescent audiences on topics related to opioid abuse
#15941/0795   20 minutes 2014  $169.95 *CC 

"Smart and serious! Offers a survey of the virtual world's creeping infiltration into our lives." The Independent

"This is not just a well-made film, it is the starting point of a vital discussion."
The Camden New Review

"A riveting case for the prosecution of the web as a creature that bears careful watching." The Herald

InRealLife asks what exactly is the internet and what is it doing to our children? Taking us on a journey from the bedrooms of teenagers to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that rather than the promise of free and open connectivity, young people are increasingly ensnared in a commercial world. Beguiling and glittering on the outside, it can be alienating and addictive. Quietly building its case, Kidron's film asks if we can afford to stand by while our children, trapped in their 24/7 connectivity, are being outsourced to the net?

While newspapers alternately praise and panic about the glittering world of the Internet, there is a generation of children who have grown up with a smart phone in their hand, connected to the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Public discourse seems to revolve around privacy, an issue that embodies the fears and concerns of adults. What is less discussed is what it really means to always be online, never alone and increasingly bombarded by a world that has something to sell you and appears to know you better than yourself. A world that is so ubiquitous that it is the first thing you see as you wake up in the morning and the last thing you see before you go to sleep at night.

For adults there was a 'before' the net. But for the current generation, at the time of their most rapid development they have no other experience and few tools with which to negotiate the overwhelming parade of opportunity and cost that the internet delivers directly into their hands.

From the bedrooms of five disparate teenagers and then into the companies that profit from the internet, InRealLife takes a closer look at some of the behavioral outcomes that come from living in a commercially driven, 'interruption' culture.

Following the physical journey of the internet, from fiber optic cables through sewers and under oceans, from London to NYC and finally to Silicon Valley, the film reveals that what is often thought of as an 'open, democratic and free' world is in fact dominated by a small group of powerful players. Meanwhile our kids - merely pawns in the game - are adapting to this new world - along with their expectation of friendship, their cognition and their sexuality.

*Closed Captioned

* Educational Applications - Adolescence, Business, Communication, Education, Family Relations, Media Studies, Science


Maggie Jackson: Award-winning author of 'Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age' and former Boston Globe columnist.
Danah Boyd: Senior Researcher at Microsoft and one of the world's experts on youth culture surrounding technology and social media.
Nicholas Carr: Pulitzer-prize nominated author of 'The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains.'
Sherry Turkle: Professor of Social science at MIT. Her research focuses on psychoanalysis and the human-technology relationship. In her most recent book, 'Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other' and her 2012 TED talk 'Connected, But Alone?' Turkle explores the authenticity of intimacy and connection through the internet.
Luis Von Ahn: Professor of Computer Sciences at Carnegie Mellon and pioneer of crowdsourcing, inventing CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA (later sold to Google) which earned him international recognition and numerous honors.
Clay Shirky: NYU professor, internet icon and writer on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies.
Jimmy Wales: Internet entrepreneur, free speech activist and co-founder of Wikipedia and Wikia.
Nick Negroponte: Founder of the Media Lab and the 'One Laptop per Child' non-profit association.
Julian Assange: Founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks.

And more!

#15932/0645   90 minutes 2013  $409.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Do we own our things, or do they own us? NEVER ENOUGH probes our connection with the material world through three examples of people who have intimate relationships with their stuff.

Michele Gitlin lives in a small Manhattan apartment with 700 sweaters and 2,000 men's ties. In touch with the acute pain as well as the pleasure of over-collecting, she calls Ron Disaster Master Alford for help.

Ron, a self-schooled de-cluttering expert who has coined the term disposophobia and believes that clutter begins in the head, and ends up on the floor, comes over and determines that Michele is a hoarder with a rating of 8 (out of ten) on his clutter index.
We follow Ron as he visits David Guess, a retired marine in Florida who collected 7,800 beanie babies as an investment opportunity. It becomes clear David is depressed and that finding a bargain makes him feel better. His collecting threatens his marriage, but he begins to realize that consumption may not be the way to happiness.

Jay Helfenbein, a manic depressive, has to navigate narrow trails to get around his Brooklyn apartment. Jay's collecting got out of control when his parents died and his social world became the Home Shopping Network operators, who knew him by name and referred to him as a very good customer even though he clearly had a problem.

In an alternately humorous and dramatic approach, NEVER ENOUGH is a thought-provoking meditation on material culture, consumerism, mental illness and the social fabric of our lives.

*Closed Captioned
#15931/1416   53 minutes 2010  $209.95 *CC *Streaming available 

The best-selling series for addressing and treating cooccurring disorders is now better than ever and updated for DSM-5! With a beautiful new design, new titles that help you immediately find what you need, and reduced prices, this evidence-based program addresses issues that directly impact clients living with a substance use disorder and nonsevere mental illness.

Extremely flexible and very easy to implement. Each piece of CDP can be used effectively as a stand-alone program. However, when the components are used in conjunction with each other, they provide a proven-effective treatment protocol for your team.

This new CDP Series:
*Manualizes the most current research and field-tested practices available
*Provides everyone on your treatment team with the same tools at the same time
*Helps create a shared, respectful partnership with clients when developing a treatment plan

Use each component of CDP on its own or together as part of a system of care.

This tool offers an effective, protocol-driven evaluation method so that appropriate treatment options can be addressed with regard to each client's symptoms, disorders, and motivation to change. #7679

Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Twelve Step Facilitation. This curriculum provides the background, guidance, and skills needed to combine the evidence-based practices of motivational enhancement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and Twelve Step Facilitation. #7680

As professionals work through the eight program modules, clients develop the knowledge and skills to continue practicing evidence-based CBT techniques on their own. #7681

This 192 page guidebook gives your agency's key stakeholders the tools to assess
organizational effectiveness. #7678

5. A GUIDE FOR LIVING WITH CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS: Help and Hope for Clients and Their Families - DVD
Explores the most effective treatments for co-occurring disorders through expert interviews. #7677

This two-part reference tool contains vital, current information about the complex issues of medication management, addressing differential diagnosis, timing, indications, monitoring, dosage, tolerance, and more. #7682

Teach families about the nature and treatment of co-occurring disorders Single-family sessions orient people to a loved one's specific psychiatric disorder. Multiple-family sessions run in a rotating cycle, allowing new families to join at any point. #7681

* The complete package includes five curricula, a DVD, and A Leader's Guide to Implementing Integrated Services. Many of the curricula include a clinician's guide, as well as reproducible patient handouts, and clinician forms.
#15925/0795  2014  $1,129.95 *CC 

This presentation is about "The Living Steps" and how to use them in your Sober Life, after you have done Steps 1 thru 9, with your Sponsor and are now ready to begin living life "one day at a time" with Steps 10, 11 and 12.

Continue to take personal inventory and when we are wrong promptly admitting it.
This is a continuance of step four. This is done throughout the day, and continued for our lifetime. We are not saints. But we need to be willing to grow along spiritual lines. The principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection. Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. These are the four areas that we focused on in Step Four. This step is the beginning of the LIVING STEPS.

Steps One through Nine is the Program of Recovery. Ten, Eleven, and Twelve are living steps. We now have a program of recovery in place that we have worked and now it is time to live one day at a time in recovery. Step Ten is where this begins.

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Sought: means seek, not go find. Conscious contact: not unconscious.
Knowledge of his will for us: We are alcoholics, and his will for us is these steps.
Power to carry that out: Once again, as in Step Two, we are coming to a power that fills the hole of powerlessness we once had.

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Spiritual awakening as THE result - not one of the results,

Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail. Remember they are very ill.

The Practices of The Oxford Group:
1. Admission of personal defeat.
2. Taking of personal inventory.
3. Confession of one’s sins to another person.
4. Making restitution to those one has harmed.
5. Helping others selflessly.
6. Praying to God for guidance and the power to put these
Precepts into practice.

Six Steps of "The Drunk Squad" of The Oxford Group:

1. Complete deflation.
2. Dependence and guidance from a Higher Power.
3. Moral Inventory
4. Confession.
5. Restitution.
6. Continued work with other alcoholics. 
#15908/0223   28 minutes 2014  $139.95 *Streaming available 

A feature presentation by Cardwell Nuckols from a day-long workshop. In addition to a discussion of the Alcoholics Anonymous Sixth Step, Dr. Nuckols also explores other spiritually based systems. He shows how not addressing these issues can lead to relapse and other self-defeating behaviors. At the root of these defects are narcissistic beliefs about the self (I, me, mine) and a distorted self-image.

Defects of character respond poorly to psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, and are more amenable to change utilizing spiritual tools such as humility, honesty, acceptance and surrender. This workshop teaches clinicians how to assist clients in the removal of these defects, including pride, greed, jealousy and envy. Understanding that "I am jealous and I will change" is an illusion and the fact change occurs in the "moment" is at the heart of this transformation. 
#15906/0773  2013  $229.95 *Streaming available 

The field of Behavioral Medicine is robust with new data and research that needs to be translated into useful information for the benefit of the front-line clinician. The ultimate goal of this translation is to empower the clinician with the best information and technique available.

This multi-disc presentation by Charles W. Nuckols gives clinicians the latest research on the interface between Substance-Related Disorders and other DSM-IV and expected changes in DSM-V entities. Participants can expect to learn how this research translates into actual work with clients. Empirically based psychotherapeutic and pharmacological interventions will be the focus of this skills training event. Case vignettes will be utilized to demonstrate application of clinical technique. 
#15905/0773  2013  $269.95 *Streaming available 

This day-long workshop with Dan Newman, PhD. includes the latest information pertaining to use and abuse of the so called "Legal High’s" such as Splice, K2, Spice, Bath Salts, Meow-Meow (Mephedrone), Salvia Divinorum, and Cahta, a flowering shrub native to northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

Dr. Newman looks at over-the-counter drug abuse, pharmaceutical drug abuse, what’s new on the streets; long-term/short-term dangers of the new millennium/designer drugs, and the drugs used for drug-facilitated sexual abuse and rape. He will also look at the dangers of combining HIV/AIDS medication with these drugs and their relationship in the spread of HIV/AIDS and STD’s.

The last DVD of the set includes all of the slides used in the presentation as a PDF file. 
#15904/0773  2012  $179.95 *Streaming available 

Take a look at the population you treat. No matter whether it is a criminal justice, alcohol and drug or psychiatric population, the recidivists will have a high incidence of early life trauma. Research is teaching us more and more about this population. However, research is only useful when it can be translated into clinically useful technique.

This updated presentation featuring Cardwell Nuckols, PhD focuses on the treatment of early life developmental trauma. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of current research from such disciplines as neuroscience, neuropsychology and attachment theory. Practical treatment techniques translated from the research give participants hands-on skills that can be used to better client understanding and clinical outcomes.

The third DVD in the set includes the PowerPoint presentation Dr. Nuckols used in the South Bend, Indiana presentation in May of 2012. 
#15903/0773  2012  $229.95 *Streaming available 

In this workshop recorded live, Dr. Bob Wubbolding, EdD addresses clients with a wide range of diagnoses who often display an inability or unwillingness to deal with the reality of their situations, and choose ineffective or destructive methods of coping instead.

Mental health and addictions professionals need skills that can be used as brief interventions, combining empathy with the belief that a better life is possible for clients. This skills training video program provides these skills and strategies as well as tools for helping clients move from helplessness to more effective control of their lives by gaining a sense of hope as well as plans for self-improvement.

Dr. Wubbolding demonstrates his time-honored techniques and explains his WDEP system. The role-plays are included on the 4th DVD, along with the PowerPoint presentations for you to use and discuss with your clients. 
#15902/0773  2011  $269.95 *Streaming available 

Recorded live over two-days, this set featuring Cardwell Nuckols utilizes integrated multiple pathways leading one toward true happiness. Developed from the lost discipline of Christian contemplative practice, this powerful approach incorporates current understandings of psychology, neurobiology and monastic contemplative approaches to permanently dissolve aspects of the false-self (ego). This dissolution or emptying of self opens one up to spiritual healing. This realization is the key to serenity and selfless service-sources of true happiness.

PowerPoint slides are included. 
#15901/0773  2009  $269.95 *Streaming available 

At its inception, medicine was an art utilizing science as a tool; "the healing art". Today practitioners are overwhelmed with science with little or no attention to the art. The talk is of treatment and management often with a goal of symptom reduction or tolerable recovery. The words "to heal" speak not of reduction or abstinence but of a spiritual freedom to fully experience life "in the present moment.

Two double-blind studies give differing results-one shows that a certain therapeutic approach is extremely effective and the other shows the statistical equivalent to placebo. What is the difference? It is primarily related to the healing potential manifest by the clinicians. The question then becomes, can this ability be acquired? The answer is this ability is already there-has always been there and always will be there. This course simply helps guide the participant back toward their healing essence.

This self-enhancing experience is designed to assist the helping person intuitively further develop their art and science while enhancing their personal ability to help others heal. 
#15900/0773  2010  $269.95 *Streaming available 

To be able to understand and utilize current research, a clinician needs some understanding of the brain and its complexity. In many ways the brain still remains a mystery; neuroimaging and other forms of research, however, have uncovered some of the story about how our brains operate. In this staff training program, participants will learn about the various descriptions and regions of the brain and how these regions function and relate. From this understanding, the clinician can better understand how wellness, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy and spiritual tools aid in the recovery of their clients. 
#15899/0773  2010  $269.95 *Streaming available 

Prior to the onset of organizations such as the Oxford Group and Alcoholics Anonymous, most alcoholics died from their disease or its complications. Since 1935 over 200 research studies have provided evidence that millions have entered recovery utilizing 12-step programs. Over the past decades, a rigorous science of recovery has emerged. Some of this science comes from evidence based studies of the treatment of early life trauma in early recovery. The social sciences, spiritual disciplines (Christianity, Buddhism, etc.) and enhancement of health from meditation practices such as mindfulness merge seamlessly into the understanding of 12-Step facilitated recovery. Quantum physics and neuroscience, including scientific studies of spiritual states, neuroimaging of the brain, and studies of genetic influence on a person’s predisposition for addictive disorders also contribute. Completing the picture, research findings in neurobiology reveal how psychoactive drugs work within the brain to cause the many manifestations of addictive disorders.

This understanding has been intuitively realized by millions of alcoholics, addicts, clinicians, and others who have observed - sometimes against all odds - what can only be called the miracle of recovery. Now we can scientifically understand and treat much of what has in the past been relegated to anecdotal lore and mystery.

*Included in this presentation set are the PowerPoint presentations used by Dr. Cardwell Nuckols in his presentation. 
#15898/0773  2009  $209.95 *Streaming available 

This skills training event featuring Dr. Cardwell Nuckols will give the clinician an understanding of the neuroscience and neuropsychology of addiction and recovery. From this profound understanding, psychotherapeutic and pharmacological techniques will be described that can assist the client in early recovery. This assistance is in the areas of cognitive enhancement, increased motivation and management of craving. This is an exciting advanced clinical skills workshop based on recent neurobiological scientific advances.

Upon completion of this course, the participant will have an under-standing of genetic changes that take place in both addiction and recovery; an understanding of the relationship between Dopamine D2 receptors and alcohol/drug consumption; and be able to discuss the importance of the therapeutic relationship in regard to client improvement in treatment and be able to look at routine counseling practices in a new and exciting way.

PowerPoint slides are included as a separate document. 
#15897/0773  2009  $209.95 *Streaming available 

This four-part series, designed for use in a structured therapeutic setting helps bring your clients from the intervention to a point where they are ready to embrace the recovery life-style.

Part I: DEFINING ADDICTION introduces the drug, the power it has over the addict, anchors and rituals of use, including losses experienced because of drug use. 19 minutes

Part II: ACCEPTANCE opens with a discussion by members of the group about how they came to accept that they were addicted. The difference between acceptance and willpower is discussed and how recovery cannot happen until acceptance and surrender occur. Progression and tolerance are discussed. 19 minutes

What brings the recovering addict back to active use? Internal and external triggers are discussed, as well as the importance of breaking old habits and patterns. Cravings and drug hunger are discussed. 15 minutes

The components of a healthy recovery program, including diet, and nutrition, learning how to play, how to set priorities are discussed. 18 minutes

The series includes lecture material, interspersed with comments by four recovering addicts, and is approximately 90 minutes for all four parts. 
#15893/0773  1986  $179.95 *Streaming available 

In this engaging video, young people in recovery discuss how working a Twelve Step program helps them in their recovery journey. Other information in this video include:

*What is a Twelve Step group
*Finding a home group
*What happens at a meeting
*What to expect at your first meeting
*Finding a sponsor

Each of the 12 Steps is discussed by young people in recovery sharing their personal stories about how working the Steps have helped them stay clean and sober. 
#15856/0795   56 minutes 2014  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 

In this new video real men and women in recovery - not actors - discuss how working a Twelve Step program has helped them in their recovery journey. Here, viewers will learn:

*What a Twelve Step group is
*How to find a home group
*What happens during a Twelve Step meeting
*What to expect at the first meeting
*How to find a sponsor

Each of the Twelve Steps is explained by people who candidly share their personal stories about how working the Steps has helped them continue to live one day at a time and stay clean and sober.

*Includes DVD and CD-ROM 
#15855/0795   56 minutes 2014  $519.95 *CC 

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a documentary film about people living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.

Deeply entrenched social stigma and mass participation in widely successful anonymous 12-step groups have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition.

Courageous addiction recovery advocates are starting to come out of the shadows to tell their true stories. The moving story of The Anonymous People will be told through the faces and voices of the leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement is fueling a changing conversation that aims to transform public opinion, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting recovery solutions.
#15823/1065   88 minutes 2013  $339.95 

When used under a doctor’s guidance, Adderall, Ritalin, and similar medications can be effective in controlling ADHD. But "pressure over grades and competition for college admissions are encouraging students to abuse prescription stimulants," says The New York Times. Employees - white collar and blue collar alike - abuse them too, for the energy and focus they can provide. And yet the cost of such abuse is high, leading to ever-increasing addiction that produces serious physical and psychological problems.

This video follows Randy, a young man with no history of ADHD who began abusing Adderall in high school to improve his performance and, having later dropped out of college, relies on it to enable him to work for days at a time as a handyman for his grandmother.

Commentary is provided by Jeffrey Strawn, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and faculty member at the University of Cincinnati, and Richard L. Baum, a psychologist with A.S.A.P., the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program.

*Closed Captioned 
#15821/0405   15 minutes 2014  $139.95 *CC 

"I’m literally rotting - there’s nothing I can think of that’s good in my life", says Ashley, who smokes as many as 100 hits of heroin a day and is barely out of her teens. For eight months, ABC News producers followed Ashley and two other heroin abusers through the agony of addiction. Dylan, a rehab veteran, has three younger brothers who openly fear for his life. Justin is even more at risk: he struggles alone, thousands of miles away from his family. Meanwhile, with Ashley braving treatment for the first time, her parents must examine their own muddled roles as enablers and protectors. What may surprise some viewers is that these stories take place far from the inner city- they represent suburbia’s children, a demographic falling victim to substance abuse as never before. 
#15771/0635   40 minutes 2010  $209.95 *CC 

More and more adolescents are abusing drugs they find in their homes’ medicine cabinets or under the kitchen sink. These new drugs of choice are legal: over-the-counter cold medicine, prescription pills, and household products. Kids are getting high, losing control, becoming addicts, and ruining their lives.

Viewers will meet Jackson, a recovering addict whose dependence on Ritalin almost cost him his life. For Kat, using cold medicine to get high was the beginning of an addiction that would land her in jail and rehab.

This eye-opening program illuminates how this abuse is skyrocketing among teenagers using over-the-counter and prescription medicine for non-medical reasons. Easy access gives kids the false impression that these substances are safe. "OTC Drugs and Inhalants" emphasizes that medicine can be helpful when prescribed, but that uncontrolled self-medication is dangerous and potentially lethal. 
#15766/1445   20 minutes 2006  $179.95 *Streaming available 

ADDICTED is a hilarious and unexpectedly moving view into one man's journey down the rabbit hole of bad choices, wrong places, and insurmountable obstacles and the transformation that ultimately pulled him out... or did it?

Lundholm's autobiographical comedy is a full throttle, heart-pounding and wildly entertaining ride - looking at all our addictive tendencies - from alcohol, suicide, sex, and drugs to coffee, work, food, the internet and golf!

For "healthy people" and "the rest of us" addicted to ANYTHING, Lundholm's "been there", "drank that" style of humor grabs the laughter and the tears of living versus simple survival.
#15752/0370   85 minutes 2011  $109.95 

In this hilarious stand-up performance filmed live for a homeless benefit. Mark Lundholm unleashes his unapologetic observations on topics ranging from family, marriage, kids, midlife, to societal examinations of addiction, recovery, and the dysfunctional way we cope regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation. Mark is on fire as he connects with the audience and delivers his hardcore views about homelessness, addiction, the road to recovery, and how commitment and communication are key tools to keeping sober. Packed with brand new jokes, stories, and truths that will not only make you laugh, but will make you think.
#15751/0370   60 minutes 2012  $109.95 

This video presents a fresh new perspective on the science of pain and how it influences recovery from opioid dependency. The content focuses on a new paradigm for understanding chronic pain showing how the extended use of prescription painkillers increases the sensitivity of nerve cells thereby magnifying pain (hyperalgesia, hyperpathia, alodynia). Interviews with recovering addicts and treatment professionals illustrate the challenges opiate addiction creates (including Fentanyl) and presents a message of hope and encouragement for clients to examine recovery in light of this new view of treating dependency and pain.

*Closed Captioned
#15738/0410   33 minutes 2013  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 

In this program, doctors and clinicians join teens and young adults with firsthand accounts to discuss the symptoms and consequences of substance abuse. This engaging video is divided into four segments and discusses drugs of abuse across the continuum - from prevention to intervention, to treatment, and early recovery.

Segment 1 focuses on the short and long-term consequences of alcohol and other drug use as well as the basic signs of harmful use and chemical dependency. Segment 2 focuses on how alcohol and other drug use effects the developing brain and body, covering all major drugs but with specific emphasis on alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana, and synthetic drugs.
Segment 3 focuses on the messages that have been proven to reduce or prevent drug use, such as finding positive alternatives to use and learning refusal skills. Segment 4 focuses on how to get help and what the treatment experience is like.

*The accompanying CD-ROM features reproducible materials for both young people and their clinicians, teachers, and other leaders.
#15699/0795   90 minutes 2013  $529.95 *CC 

*Winner CINE GOLD EAGLE Award!

This straight-talking, empowering video program offers essential information on how problem gambling develops, its damaging impact on individuals and families, and how it can successfully be treated.

Through candid first-hand accounts from four recovering gamblers, along with illuminating commentary from mental health experts, the program shows gamblers, their families, and therapists:
*How an alluring diversion becomes a shameful secret as problem gambling takes hold
*Common myths and misperceptions about gambling, and why "winning big" is so unlikely
*The benefits of individual and group therapy and self-help approaches
*Ways to overcome setbacks in recovery and make meaningful, lasting changes 
#15611/0787   40 minutes 2003/2008  $139.95 *Streaming available 

For those who live with an addiction, it is both heartbreaking and exhausting. Family members are torn between how to help the addict and how to avoid supporting the addiction.

Through interviews with experts and with families who have experienced the addiction of a loved one, this video will offer hope-filled support in the form of practical information, advice from others who have been there, and the power of shared experiences.

Topics discussed include:
*Understanding addiction
*Addiction affects the whole family
*Grieving the loss of the person you once knew
*Pitfalls for families when dealing with addiction
*Feelings of guilt/shame/stigma
*Dealing with denial, fear, hopelessness and despair
*Detaching with love
*The importance of educating oneself about addiction
*Suggestions for recovery and where families can turn for help

Featuring interviews with these experts:
Phillip Valentine
Executive Director, Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)
Dr. Domenic Ciraulo, MD
Professor and Chairman, Division of Psychiatry and Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center
Terri Blackstock
NY Times best selling author

"I grew up in an alcoholic family with a father who eventually died as a result of his alcoholism at the early age of 52. This DVD entitled "Loving Someone with Addiction" expresses very clearly, with compassion and understanding, of what a family experiences when a loved one becomes addicted. I had the privilege of working in the addiction field in various capacities for a considerable number of years during my career. My most rewarding experience was working with families struggling with how to deal effectively with an addicted family member. This DVD clearly expresses in a most complete and honest manner what a family experiences when a loved one is addicted and provides practical steps that they should take for the betterment of the health of the family and affected individual. I highly recommend that this DVD should be made available to as many appropriate organizations and affected families as possible." Robert Savage, Founder, Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery
#15587/1710   60 minutes 2013  $189.95 *Streaming available 

A compilation of five videos on one DVD covering a number of aspects of impaired driving. Designed to help facilitate group interaction by encouraging members of a group to discuss their own experience driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Individuals who were cited for driving under the influence share their experiences along with perspectives from law enforcement personnel 18 minutes
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An examination of the short and long term consequences - both financial and personal. 15 minutes
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Presenting the physical and mental effects of alcohol and other drugs
on the ability to drive. 16 minutes
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An explanation of the seven levels provides a frame work for group
members to judge their own level. 16 minutes
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For many a DUI serves as a wake-up call to rethink. 9 minutes
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*Close Captioned
*Spanish subtitles 
#15572/0410   74 minutes 2013  $399.95 *CC *Streaming available 

While alcohol contributes to factors which may lead to violence against women, research shows that it is not the actual cause of violence against women by men. This program profiles four women who survived severely abusive relationships and offers additional insights from professionals in such areas as domestic violence, alcohol abuse, and law enforcement. Two parts 27 and 33 minutes.

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#15505/2055   60 minutes 2011  $289.95 *Streaming available 

This video series is for recovering compulsive gamblers, their family members, therapists, counselors, recovery center staff, and administration. Features Helen Palmer and addiction and recovery counselors Renee Siegel and Rick Benson with NINE EXEMPLARS that correspond to the treatment and recovery model known as the ENNEAGRAM.

The Enneagram is a highly sophisticated system of nine personality profiles that are meant to help us know ourselves and others "as we/they are to themselves". Each type profile serves as a customized road map for on-going personal growth consistent with categories of modern psychological typology. The nine types are as follows:

1 - The Perfectionist
2 - The Giver
3 - The Performer
4 - The Romantic
5 - The Observer
6 - The Loyal Skeptic
7 - The Epicure
8 - The Protector
9 - The Mediator



*A 3 DVD set with a total run time of just over 5 hours.
*Includes Helen’s extensive interviews with 9 well-spoken exemplars, each a recovering compulsive gambler working with their own type structure.

Those interviewed report the following benefits:
1.Experience of an individualized recovery program instead of the traditional "one size fits all" approach.
2. A stronger, more effective therapeutic alliance.
3. Improved family relationships, especially with those who know their type.
4. Effective type-specific strategies that prevent relapse.
5. A felt sense of self-healing and self-forgiveness. 
#15502/0803  2012  $259.95 *Streaming available 

*American Psychological Association Convention Festival, 2011
*Western Psychological Association Convention Festival, 2011

Addiction can break up families, and often does. STRIKE DICE is the story of a daughter whose father left the family when she was young to pursue his gambling addiction. As a grown woman, Natalie goes to Las Vegas in search of her father, whom she finds homeless, gaunt, and unwashed, but still driven by the desire to gamble. Despite her best efforts, he is initially unwilling to acknowledge his addiction and accept the help he needs.

The film chronicles a daughter's struggle to get her father off the streets and back into society, and to accept him for his flaws. It follows Natalie’s journey as she helps her father find shelter and treatment to conquer his addiction, and illustrates the progress they make toward repairing their relationship as father and daughter.

"A one of a kind, high stakes match of wits and wills between father and daughter. . . . Natalie Picoe's film invites us into a full house of emotion: love, regret, anger, compassion, understanding, and acceptance; a story of how one family copes with the consequences of gambling when there are no more chips on the table."
Alan Berliner, Emmy Award-winning Director, Nobody's Business 
#15496/0605   57 minutes 2011  $409.95 

A program for parents to help them understand how their addiction negatively impacts their children. Includes interviews with spouses and significant others interspersed with Saul and the puppet Slick who provides humorous, bad advice.

Chaptered in six parts including:
1. An explanation of WHO IS SLICK? (7 minutes)
2. How addicted parents DISTANCE themselves form their children (9 minutes)
3. Parents and children will BOTH have to ADJUST to sobriety (9 minutes)
4. How addicted parents DENY the damage they do (5 minutes)
5. How straight parents can HEAL THE DAMAGE (11 minutes)
6. Counting the BENEFITS OF RECOVERY for parent and children (10 minutes)
#15427/1905   45 minutes 2011  $139.95 *Streaming available 

This program introduces viewers to a group of patients at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto who benefit from participating in a weekly drum circle. Linda, Nathan, and the others speak candidly about the challenges of living with schizophrenia, and for the one hour that they bang on percussion instruments they experience a calm that is otherwise difficult to attain. The video follows as Linda goes on to form an advocacy group, Nathan is released and vows to shun drugs, and Laura looks forward to an outpatient visit with her family. In addition, the staff at CAMH - who enjoy the drumming as much as their clients do - provide a clinical overview of schizophrenia and discuss the need for supportive community housing. 
#15346/0635   63 minutes 2011  $229.95 *CC 

After surviving a childhood of abuse and neglect, Tonier "Neen" Cain lived on the streets for two nightmarish decades, where she endured unrelenting violence, hunger, and despair while racking up 66 criminal convictions related to her addiction. Incarcerated and pregnant, a community mental health program offered her a way out... and up. Neen’s inspiring story, told in this program, illustrates the consequences of childhood household trauma for individuals and society at large - mental health problems, addiction, homelessness, incarceration - and the efficacy of trauma-informed care as a treatment plan. The video features footage of Neen in her current capacity as a nationally known motivational speaker and educator on the devastation of trauma and the hope of recovery.
#15344/0635   54 minutes 2010  $229.95 *CC 

Alcoholism is a chronic medical disease of the brain, and, as with many other chronic diseases, it requires lifestyle changes, psychological and nutritional counseling, and medication to be most effectively treated. This program features the latest research that explores the differences between the brains of alcoholics and the brains of social drinkers. It shows why a comprehensive approach to treating alcoholism is the best way to get the disease under control. The benefit of support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous is highlighted, and patients’ stories offer hope to those who are dealing with alcohol addiction and alcoholism. 
#15343/0635   27 minutes 2010  $179.95 *CC 

Filmmaker Denice Ann Evans draws heavily on the voices of students in this timely and eye-opening look at the dangers and consequences of hookup culture on college campuses. Shedding much needed light on a culture steeped in alcohol and often shrouded in silence, Evans supplements student testimony with analysis from experts and health professionals to tease out the gender politics at the heart of hookup culture and what's come to be known as "the spitting game" the finely tuned art of the pickup that many young men now aspire to master. Along the way, Evans raises urgent and clarifying questions about the ways hookup culture may be setting up a seemingly new and potentially liberating set of sexual rules even as it reinforces traditional gender roles, glamorizes high-risk behavior, and clouds issues of consent. The result is a valuable discussion starter, an effective teaching tool, and an important contribution to emerging efforts to understand hookup culture in light of persistently high levels of sexual assault, binge drinking, and gender violence on college campuses.

*Ask about our SPECIAL PRICE for Schools, School Boards, Libraries, Health and Social organizations!!!
#15331/0685   82 minutes 2009  $339.95  Grades 9 to Adult *CC *Streaming available 

See and hear from teens and young adults who describe how their lives were ruined because of drug dependency - dreams can be shattered, lives can be ruined and overcoming addiction can be a life-time process. The downward spiral and effect it took on their families, how it fast tracked their lives into lives of crime and how in some cases it left many living on the streets. Teens learn that drug dependence can happen to anyone.
#15327/2003   16 minutes 2013  $99.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 

Called "a modern day Father Martin" by Father Martin himself, Bob Francis is a new voice, plain and simple. His clear and friendly style promotes good will and positive expectations. This may be just the message your clients need to hear right now.

The two programs in this set are:

ANGER MANAGEMENT: It's the Same as Driver Education!
Short and direct, this video presents a tool for controlling anger "one day at a time". In the same manner we learn to drive cars, with instruction and with rules, we can learn to "drive" our anger instead of letting it drive us. 14 minutes

TRIGGERS: How to Use Them to Strengthen Your Recovery!
Just as a gun can go bang or click, depending on what's in the chamber, Bob teaches how to associate any trigger with something positive in the "chamber" of the mind. Since triggers will always be around, this strategy will enhance recovery and help prevent relapse. 11 minutes
#15310/0223   25 minutes 2012  $179.95 *Streaming available 

This unique board game is a playful, share and stare, humbling, happy, healing process! Designed by two recovering individuals (one of them a professional comedian), it combines elements of all the games you enjoyed as a child, the lessons of adulthood and the mistakes you made in between.

It involves playing cards, game pieces, and a beautiful, comical game board that is unlike anything you have ever seen. Players draw cards, follow suggestions, take direction from other players, move around the board accordingly and see who will survive rock bottom and make it to the winners' circle. Along the way, watch out for control issues, humility, arrogance, and all kinds of personalities before principles! If you have survived your addiction, alcoholism, codependency or other anonymous affliction so far, you may have what it takes to make it through a round of Recovery...the board game!!

*Package includes 6 copies 
#15300/0370  2013  $149.95 

This innovative new product takes direct aim at some of the most challenging beliefs, behaviors, and barriers facing the recovering addict and his or her family. With presentations intended for separate viewing by the addict, the family members, and for both addict and family together, this engaging, humorous, and yet powerful presentation addresses many of the most difficult issues that often stand in the way of achieving and maintaining sobriety.

Through a combination of storytelling, exercises and other interactive activities with addicts and family members, jokes, and easy-to-remember "shortcuts" and acronyms, presenter Mark Lundholm, an internationally recognized comedian, entertainer, addiction recovery presenter, and 24 year recovered addict, captures the interest of the viewer, and offers memorable explanations of the key elements of successful recovery in a way that engages the viewer and, through humor directed at self-exploration.

FAMILY IN TREATMENT provides meaningful insights into the most challenging aspects of the family dynamic as it affects the addict and the family members. Filmed at one of the top inpatient addiction recovery centers in the U.S., this series incorporates direct interaction with a live audience composed of addicts and their families. Mark uses his art of comedy, story telling, and ability to connect on the deepest level to convey a message of hope, a path for success, and provides a roadmap to help heal the wounds caused by addiction, codependence and family dysfunction.

This is a powerful educational program for use by professionals in the recovery field, and serves equally well for individuals and families in a home setting who have not attended treatment yet or who have just finished treatment.

Part 1: The Addicted (2 DVDs)
Mark works with addicts in treatment and in various stages of recovery. The curriculum items addressed in this disc include:
- Disease concept
- The impact the addict and the family have on each other
- Nature vs nurture and the impact on the addictive process
- Defective thought processes
- The problems with "secrets"
- How the family supports and enables the addict
- How addiction can create or contribute to dysfunctional "stasis" in the family
- How the family affects the addict
- The use of drugs as a replacement for social and life skills
- Common triggers for the addict and tools to avoid them
- How the addict can trigger the family
- Shame and its effect on the addict
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Part 2: The Affected - the Family (2 DVDs)
Mark works with family members of addicts, both currently in treatment and in various stages of recovery. The curriculum items addressed on this disc include:
- Addiction as a family problem
- Understanding and acknowledging feelings
- Slowing down, listening, and hearing one another
- How the family contributes to the addict's addiction
- How family behavior contributes to relapse
- Unhealthy family boundaries and how they affect communication and recovery
- The problems with "secrets"
- Anger vs. shame
- The importance of openness and vulnerability in recovery
- "Defects" vs "Gifts"
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Part 3: The Connected - Family and Addict Together (3 DVDs)
Mark brings family members and addicts together to interact and share what they've learned. The curriculum items addressed on this disc include:
- Learning to listen
- How hearing, understanding, and ensuring the other party knows you understand are different
- Making commitments to each other
- Transparency and trustworthiness - discussing each other's triggers
- Learning to be open, to forgive, and to acknowledge fears
- Letting go of judgment (the "moral" addiction problem)
- Working together to solve problems
- Addressing underlying motivations
- Dealing with other family addictions
- Disrupting triggers and creating new options
- Reality check and where to go from here.
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For over 24 years, Mark Lundholm has toured the country performing as a comedian, lecturer, and motivational speaker. Mark's special and powerful talent is in his use of humor to break through the resistance, denial, and shame to educate and help addicts and their families. In addition to keynote presentations at many national conventions and workshops for addicts and the professionals who treat them, Mark also works with a number of treatment centers who host Mark for a day-long workshop with their inpatient clients, often affecting their lives in a powerful and meaningful way and opening the door to deeper self-understanding and facilitating greater commitment to recovery.
#15299/0370   240 minutes 2013  $379.95 

According to MADD, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen death, and one in three of these fatalities is related to alcohol. In this two-part series the behaviors leading to drunk driving, and the consequences of engaging in this dangerous activity, are explored in a language that teens understand. The series features a powerful dramatization, compelling personal testimonies, and commentary from a psychiatrist on the workings of the adolescent brain. Designed to spark classroom discussion, the programs emphasize the role of conscious choice on the part of young people in social situations.

*Viewer discretion is advised

Two 20-minute programs also available separately:

David and Julie are excited but nervous about their invitation to a party hosted by "the cool kids". Sharing his thought process with viewers, David describes an elevated heart rate and feelings of being a social outcast, laughed at because he and Julie don’t drink. David allows a subtle form of peer pressure to take control, with tragic results. In this dramatization the potential consequences of choosing to drive while intoxicated are played out. In a separate segment, a psychiatrist explains how the adolescent brain manages emotions and decision-making in a social context, differences between how boys and girls express this, and the importance of good role models for teens.
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In this powerful program people whose lives were affected dramatically by drunk driving tell their stories. Relying on a mechanized communication device, a former athlete recounts the joyride that caused his traumatic brain injury, while another describes the lasting psychological problems that followed his physical injuries. An inmate serving time for DUI manslaughter after downing "a few beers and a few shots" recalls facing the mother of the person he killed, and a first responder gives details of a fatal collision involving an intoxicated driver and her children. Supplemented by information from MADD, the video stresses that drunk driving is a choice that students can decide not to make.
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#15290/0635  2011  $259.95 *CC 

Grounded within traditional American Indian spiritual contexts, GIFTS FROM THE SACRED CIRCLE is an evidence-based program created specifically to serve Native children and families impacted by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (known as FASD). This unique program assists and strengthens families as they care for their FASD-affected children as well as themselves. And because it is not tribal-specific, it is culturally meaningful and can be successfully integrated into any tribal setting. With easy-to-implement lessons for parents and caregivers, the program identifies the cultural strengths and resiliency factors that promote success as a caregiver to an FASD-affected child.

This kit includes contributions from Native oral traditions and printed sources. Successful outcomes have been reported from field testing completed in two urban Indian communities and three reservation communities.

*This kit is not DVD-based bur rather a complete curriculum that includes a Facilitator's Guide, a Parent Resource Book, and a Toolkit CD-ROM of materials that help connect and extend the learning experiences into the home and community.
#15270/0795  2012  $199.95 *CC 

Using dramatic narratives, this compelling video offers an inside look at the disease of addiction, the treatment process, and long-term recovery. Doctors and clinicians join individuals in recovery to discuss the symptoms and consequences of drug abuse, the neurobiology of addiction, substance abuse treatment, and life in recovery.

Viewers receive an education on symptomatology, pharmacology, neurobiology, treatment, and recovery management. Specific drugs discussed include alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, synthetic marijuana, inhalants, prescription drugs, and more. Also demonstrates the progression of drug abuse to recovery management, from residential treatment sites to outpatient treatment options and sober living.

The accompanying CD-ROM features reproducible materials for both clients and professionals, including simple instructions for locating worksheets, handouts, and excerpts in order to deliver topic-specific information in clinical settings.
#15082/0795   90 minutes 2012  $539.95 *CC 

It's just so cool to be cool ... to be stoned at school ... everybody knows how cool you are. But where does it actually get you? Teen peers explain what happens in REAL LIFE! Provides students with a realistic overview of the consequences of drug and alcohol use and how staying straight is vital to a student’s success in school. 
#15054/2003   20 minutes 2007  $99.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 

Wellness is a way of life oriented to optimal health and living fully within the human community. Clients struggling with alcohol and other drug problems are seeking an improved quality of life. Structured Relapse Prevention (SRP) is a program of integrated counselling strategies that includes Motivational Interviewing, cognitive-behavioural treatments, and a variety of coping skills strategies that are organized to meet clients’ different needs and treatment goals. Clients are met where they are in their current substance use, and autonomy for change remains with the client. This presentation is an introductory overview for Counsellors who wish to expand their skills repertoire for working with clients presenting with alcohol and other drug problems.
#14966/1410   90 minutes 2010  $179.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 

This comprehensive life skills curriculum helps youth make choices that motivate positive actions while avoiding the hazards of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Developed by Drs. June La Marr and G. Alan Marlatt for urban Native American adolescents, Canoe Journey is appropriate for all teens and all settings - prevention, treatment, and criminal justice.

Eight Sessions:

1. The Medicine Wheel/Canoe Journey as a Metaphor
2. Who Am I? Beginning at the Center
3. Community Help and Support: Help on the Journey
4. The Quest: Goal Setting
5. Overcoming Obstacles: Solving Problems
6. Effective Communication: Listening to Others and...
7. Moods and Coping with Negative Emotions
8. Strengthening our Body and Spirit

*This curriculum is made up of a Facilitator's Guide and CD-ROM
#14929/0795  2007  $149.95 

Discontinuing the use of antidepressants can be problematic, but many people taking these drugs choose the painful withdrawal process, and subsequent depression, over the emotional numbness the meds can cause. This hard-hitting program documents the drastic effects on the filmmaker’s well-being as he weans himself off Paxil, and reveals unethical links between the FDA, the American Psychiatric Association, and the pharmaceutical industry, all of whom downplayed Paxil’s harmful side effects. The video also examines the theory that depression is caused by low serotonin levels - conveniently remedied by pharmaceuticals - and talks with people whose loved ones committed suicide while under the influence of antidepressants.

#14758/0635   64 minutes 2011  $229.95 *CC 

Recovery from drug or alcohol abuse is a challenging endeavor that benefits from continued support and education. This series takes a group of people in recovery through a set of exercises targeted at increasing competence in areas such as assertiveness, problem solving, social skills, stress management, and more.

This series is geared primarily towards people in recovery as well as their family members and loved ones. It is also an excellent resource for educators and trainers in addiction counseling programs, as well as staff at recovery treatment centers. Therapists in private practice will want this in their library to lend to clients struggling with substance abuse.

The seven programs in this series are as follows. Also available separately. Detailed descriptions of each are available.

(114 minutes)
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ASSERTIVENESS (110 minutes)
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PROBLEM SOLVING (116 minutes)
SOCIAL SKILLS (112 minutes)
#14745/1745  2009  $979.95 

In this supportive video, Robert Meyers PhD and Jane Ellen Smith PhD help people in the recovery process develop the skills necessary to make significant lifestyle changes, as they lead them on a captivating exploration of alternatives to substance use.

For many people in recovery from substance abuse, one of the most challenging aspects of living a sober life is learning how to "fill the void" previously occupied by drugs and alcohol with activities that are pleasurable, healthy and meaningful.
In this supportive video, Robert Meyers and Jane Ellen Smith help viewers and participants develop the skills necessary to make significant lifestyle changes, as they lead them on a captivating exploration of alternatives to substance use.

With the help of a live studio audience of men and women in various stages of recovery, Meyers and Smith take viewers through various exercises and a step-by-step process that focus on helping them restructure their lifestyle and make life without alcohol and drugs not only healthy and satisfying, but also fun.

This video is part of the series SEVEN SKILLS FOR ADDICTION FREE LIVING, and is primarily geared towards people in recovery, as well as their family members and loved ones. It is also an excellent resource for educators and trainers in addiction counseling programs, as well as staff at recovery treatment centers. Therapists in private practice will want this in their library to lend to clients struggling with substance abuse.

Viewers will have the opportunity to:
* Brainstorm a list of pleasurable activities that they would like to incorporate into their life
* Rate various areas of their life on a happiness scale and identify steps to increase their happiness
* Learn how to overcome obstacles that might get in the way of making these big lifestyle changes
* Develop the communication skills that will enable them to create a rewarding social life that supports them in their recovery and overall well-being
#14735/1745   114 minutes 2012  $169.95 

Gabor Maté, M.D. provides a clear explanation of addiction and its crucial relationship to brain development in early childhood and associated environmental conditions. Through a synthesis of clinical experience, cutting edge brain research, and spiritual teachings, Dr. Maté describes why we seek such destructive ways to comfort ourselves and why is it so difficult to stop. He explains the four basic brain systems involved with healthy development, as well as addiction, and why they are so powerful. Dr. Maté proposes a compassionate approach to healing and suggests that we need to widen our lens to look at the conditions in the world that feed, drive and promote addiction versus health and balance. 
#14733/0867   64 minutes 2009  $189.95 *Streaming available 

What is the connection between trauma, addiction and criminal behavior? "A great deal" explains Gabor Maté, M.D. With twenty years experience dealing with the results of all three of the above while working with the inhabitants of Vancouver's notorious lower east side, Dr. Maté explains why the criminal justice system and the techniques used in the corrections industry need complete revamping immediately - if not sooner. Why are a disproportionate number of Dr. Mate's addicted patients coming from the Native Canadian community? Because they have been disproportionately traumatized.

PART ONE "What is it that the correctional service actually corrects? In my view very little...and the criminal justice system is completely criminal and it should be studied." So begins a provocative presentation by trauma and addiction treatment expert, Gabor Maté, M.D. While working for two decades on Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, Gabor saw how the purely medical model of addiction theory fails to take into account the effects of trauma and the biopsychosocial conditions of human beings as they live in relationship with others. He argues that current Canadian social and criminal policy exacerbate and entrench addiction, criminal behaviour and human suffering. He calls for social policy, medical training and criminal justice to become more fully aligned with the current science and understanding of addiction and healing. 45 minutes
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PART TWO - Dr. Gabor Maté is joined by Ray Corrado (Simon Fraser University, School of Criminology), Tim Veresh (The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland), and Sav Bains (The Correctional Service of Canada [CSC]), to continue the dialogue on addictions and corrections. Underlying the discussion of the treatment of addictions in the prison environment is an awareness that new and impending crime legislation will result in increased federal and provincial prison populations.
90 minutes
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#14732/0867   135 minutes 2011  $189.95 *Streaming available 

There are all kinds of drugs. Some are helpful. Some can be hurtful, and even deadly. What do all they have in common? They all change how your body works and they should all be taken seriously.
At the end of this program students will learn the following:
* All drugs, including over the counter medications, prescription medicines, energy drinks, alcohol, and marijuana, affect the way your body and mind work.
* Over-the-counter and prescription medication can also be harmful if they are misused or abused.
* Taking medicine prescribed for someone else can be dangerous to your health; it is also illegal.
* Inhalants are potent chemicals that can have serious, even deadly, consequences.
* Contrary to popular belief, using drugs can have a negative impact on a teen's social and academic life

*Includes CD Guide 
#14715/0433   30 minutes 2012  $129.95  Grades 9 to 12 *Streaming available 

This program features James "Diego" Rogers, Ph.D. San Diego State University; Ian Schere, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, San Diego Youth and Community Services

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, person-centered conversation to elicit and strengthen motivation for change while addressing issues of ambivalence to change. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based practice with a high rate of positive effect. This video reviews the "spirit of MI", MI Principles, OARS, Rolling with Resistance, and Eliciting Change Talk. This video guides you through each aspect of MI with clinical demonstrations throughout. The authors work with Connor, an adolescent male trying to quit smoking; Ray, a Latino adult male struggling with a major life decision; and Rochelle, an African American young woman mandated to treatment after a DUI. 
#14607/1410   60 minutes 2011  $229.95  Grades 9 to Adult *Streaming available 

MANDY - "I hated my life, I hated myself. I hated everybody I knew and everything I did. Something inside of me said I’m meant for more on this planet than to just drink myself to death."
EMILY - "There’s a lot of challenges in life and I used to drink for all of them. So now, I’m still learning different ways to cope."
SCOTT - "I’m one of the lucky ones who hasn’t had any permanent effect from my drinking physically."
HECTOR - "I feel good about myself now - I am living the life I always wanted."

A follow-up to "What Made Me Stop Drinking", this program investigates how those same people - recovering alcoholics - actually managed to stop drinking.

Features Susan Diamond Potts - M.A., RCC - a clinical psychologist specializing in addiction treatment. "Addiction is cunning, baffling, and powerful. People have to have enough resources to support their recovery."

From "...I stopped dead turkey..." to "...I stopped a hundred times...", the way they managed this all important challenge differs widely. Out of the four people interviewed, three whole-heartedly attended AA meetings and found this instrumental in their recovery, with individual variations. But one person had his own method, which will surprise the viewer!

The central message of this program is that it is possible to stop and to rediscover life without alcohol.

*Closed Captioned

*From the award-winning director Michael C. Neitzel

***SPECIAL OFFER! Get both WHAT MADE ME STOP DRINKING and HOW I STOPPED DRINKING and save 25%!!! You pay only $359.95 for both!!!
#14605/1076   27 minutes 2012  $189.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Shock, fear, embarrassment, guilt - these are the emotions that many parents experience after discovering their children have taken drugs. Then comes a painful uncertainty about what to do next. Based on a top ten list of parents’ frequently asked questions, this program provides answers from national substance abuse experts, parent advocates, and recovering addicts and drug users. Topics ranging from "Did I Do Something Wrong as Parent?" to "How Do I Find Money to Pay for Treatment?" to legal and law-enforcement issues are covered. Reenactments are used to illustrate some concepts. An excellent tool for family therapy and educational outreach as well as clinical and care facility staff training. 
#14604/1255   50 minutes 2008  $179.95 *CC 

Nearly 75 percent of all twelfth graders have tried alcohol and over 3,200 kids in the U.S. die each year from drinking-related incidents. The underage drinking epidemic has become a severe problem and this program shows parents how to protect their children from participating in binge drinking. A Discovery Education program.

#14603/0545   20 minutes 2011  $79.95  Grades 8 to Adult *Streaming available 

Bullying, teenage drinking, obesity, and Internet safety are some of the biggest challenges facing parents and teens today. These four programs provide tips for keeping teens safe and helping them to make smart decisions now and in the future.

ON THE ROCKS: Teenage Drinking
Nearly 75 percent of all twelfth graders have tried alcohol and over 3,200 kids die each year from drinking. The underage drinking epidemic has become a severe problem and this program shows parents how to protect their children from participating in binge drinking.
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Nearly 30 percent of teenagers are bullies or victims of bullying, and 88 percent of teenagers are bystanders who do not interfere. Several strides are being made in school districts across the country to encourage bystanders to stick up for people being bullied and report the bullying to an administrator.
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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 75 percent of kids don't get enough exercise and 80 percent don't eat enough fruits or vegetables daily. Childhood obesity has become a major epidemic and several schools are taking major steps to educate students about living a healthy lifestyle.
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The Internet has become one of the most powerful tools on the planet and is central to the everyday lives of children. It can provide information in a second, open up windows to the world, and connect people with friends and family. The Internet can also spread hate, promote harmful behavior, and invite sexual predators into the home. This program helps parents realize the harmful aspect of the Internet and provides tips on how to keep children safe and protected from any danger.
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#14600/0545  2010  $189.95 *Streaming available 

Drug use/abuse is something that is likely to affect most people, directly or indirectly, at some point in their lives. But really just how harmful or harmless is it? Featuring case studies of two young adults who have been affected by drugs, this program seeks to explore what drugs are, legal and illegal drugs, the effect of drugs on a person's health and wellbeing, what to do in a crisis and prevention and treatment strategies. 
#14598/0545   23 minutes 2009  $99.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 

Abuse of alcohol and marijuana led Joel to prescription painkillers. Joel and his family describe addiction, denial, and recovery. Trevor finds support to avoid drug use. H. Westley Clark, M.D., SAMHSA, and Howard Shaffer, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, answer FAQ.

*Recommended for Grades 5 through college, parents, and other caregivers. *Discussion Guide on the DVD

An evaluation by Harvard Medical School shows that DRUGS: True Stories meets SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) criteria as a Program with Promise.


"A brilliantly produced and very hopeful piece. It illustrates very nicely the progression that goes with addiction."
Richard Falzone, M.D., Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

"Emotionally engaging and scientifically accurate. Congratulations on a job well done." Diane Barry, Director of Communications, Health and Human Development Programs, EDC 
#14597/0680   28 minutes 2007  $139.95  Grades 5 to Adult *Streaming available 

Young people tell their powerful stories about drinking and driving, drug addiction, and avoiding alcohol use.

*Recommended for Grades 5 through 12, parents, and other caregivers.
*Discussion Guide on the DVD

An evaluation by Harvard Medical School shows that Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon meets SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) criteria as a Program with Promise.


"ALCOHOL: TRUE STORIES is among the very best videos on the issue. It doesn't preach - it underscores the value of connections and communication with friends and family. A valuable tool for communities nationally."
Bobby Heard, National Director of Programs, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

"This remarkable video about one of our most important public health concerns will be incorporated into national programs that can really make a difference."
Howard J. Shaffer, Ph.D., C.A.S., Harvard Medical School

"... ideal for adolescent treatment settings, school health classes and for parents when talking about drug prevention. It's also useful for intervention when there's evidence of drug use. Anyone can relate to at least one story in the film."
Janet Nance-Richardson, Alcohol and Other, Drugs Coordinator Child Welfare League 
#14596/0680   20 minutes 2002  $139.95  Grades 5 to 12 *Streaming available 

*RECOMMENDED! School Library Journal

Just four more days until high school graduation. Tara and her friends are beginning to feel the nostalgia associated with saying their final goodbyes to teachers and friends. Their exuberance remains high with just two more days to go when something terrible happens. They can't believe it - two friends dead and another charged with negligent homicide for driving under the influence. As curious bystanders look on, their faces are intermingled with images of medical personnel and the police, as the dramatic impact of this tragedy gradually unfolds.

This highly realistic portrayal of the dangers of adolescent behavior that connects alcohol to accidents is absolutely guaranteed to make teens think twice about drinking and driving. 
#14592/0697   16 minutes 2007  $229.95 *Streaming available 

Alcohol is one the most popular and most widely used recreational drugs for youth. But how does binge drinking really affect individuals physically, socially and psychologically? What are the short and long term effects? What are the direct and indirect consequences? Exploring the issue through the eyes of our youth, this program takes an in depth look at this major health issue and investigates the concept of binge drinking and what can happen especially when it is persistent. Discusses the effects of alcohol, reasons for binge drinking, addiction, consequences, associated risks with binge drinking and responsible behavior. 
#14591/0545   23 minutes 2009  $99.95  Grades 8 to Adult *Streaming available 

Dr. Linda Sobell demonstrates cognitive-behavioral motivational interviewing techniques for assessing a patient's alcohol use, and then she and Dr. Mark Sobell discuss this useful approach for working with individuals with substance use disorders. Motivational interviewing is a client-centered, directive method for eliciting intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving a person's ambivalence to change using open-ended questions, reflective listening, and decisional balancing. This non-judgmental, non-confrontational interviewing style is designed to minimize a patient's resistance. The goal is to construct an interaction with patients so they feel comfortable discussing their risky or problem behavior.

Dr. Linda Sobell works with a young man with a history of problem drinking whose recent break-up with his girlfriend triggered increased risky alcohol use. Dr. Sobell assesses his readiness for change and then interviews him about triggers, behaviors, and cognitions associated with his drinking, emphasizing throughout that the patient has the choice to change, thereby empowering the patient. 
#14586/0157   100 minutes 2008  $139.95 *CC 

Addiction recovery is not just about abstinence. Rather, it is about adhering to a healthy lifestyle - one that guards against relapse and promotes biologic wellness. The logic of the body is to move, because a physically active lifestyle helps to guarantee the organic balance essential for a comfortable and functional recovery. This program explains how a moderate level of daily physical activity can help insure the occurrence of this natural phenomenon.


The TILT of stress
Organic balance
Dis-ease of addiction
The law of addiction
The price of addiction
Dynamic model of physical activity
Dynamic model of addiction recovery
Dynamic model of Fit in Recovery 
#14576/0463   66 minutes 2008  $109.95 

A practical tool to help care providers recognize early warning signs of alcohol abuse. Provides information on the effects of alcohol on the aging body, and factors that often lead to an abuse or dependence on alcohol. Also shows how to apply motivational interviewing skills that sensitively help older adults to recognize the existence of unhealthy behavior patterns, and/or come to terms with a potential need for treatment. 
#14573/2010   41 minutes 2009  $179.95 

Graduation from middle school to high school is a critical point for most teens and where the risk of alcohol and drug abuse rises dramatically. Many studies show that 14-year-olds are four times more likely to be offered prescription drugs and three times more likely to be offered ecstasy or marijuana than 13-year-olds. Older teens are far more likely to encounter alcohol and drugs at parties even when parents are supervising. Raves, nightclubs, bars, dances and parties are places young people go for fun and good times. But today's "fun places" often carry an added dimension of danger. The use of Ecstasy, Roofies, Georgia Home Boy and Special K are all street names for club drugs that teenager's are using at raves and parties to get high. Prescription pills have also become popular among teens because they are easy to get and represent a more socially acceptable way of getting high than taking street drugs. Some teens, are self-medicating undiagnosed depression or anxiety, while others are using stimulants to try to get an edge on tests and studying.

Subjects include:
* What is Ecstasy?
* What are club drugs?
* Why are prescription pills just as dangerous as illegal drugs?
* Where are teen abusers of prescription drugs sharing "recipes" for getting high?
* Do some teens self-medicate undiagnosed depression or anxiety with prescription drugs?
#14572/2003   18 minutes 2011  $129.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 

Drug and alcohol abuse are a common presenting problem in therapy, second only to depression, so it benefits therapists to have an approach ready for this issue. Dr. William Richard Miller demonstrates his approach to treating clients using motivational interviewing, a Rogerian technique designed to increase a client's sense that he or she is capable of handling the problems they confront. Dr. Miller works with a woman who has been in and out of recovery for use of various substances who is aiming toward reducing her substance use. By reflectively listening and pointing out her strengths, Dr. Miller guides the client toward recognizing other interests in her life with which she can replace drug and alcohol use.
#14569/0157   100 minutes 2006  $139.95 *CC 

Dr. G. Alan Marlatt demonstrates his approach to helping clients with substance addictions prevent or cope with relapses during efforts to change addictive behavior. Relapse prevention is a cognitive-behavioral, "maintenance stage" approach taken only after a client commits to either abstinence or moderation, and it is usually used in conjunction with or following clients' participation in another treatment program.

In this series of six sessions, Dr. Marlatt works with a man in his 30s who is striving to overcome a cocaine addiction. During these six sessions, Dr. Marlatt helps the client determine high-risk situations and potential triggers for relapse and teaches skills for getting through these situations. Together they work to restructure the guilt and shame that arise after lapses in abstinence. This compassionate intervention effectively reframes relapse as a mistake to learn from - and avoid - as the client moves toward recovery. 
#14568/0157   300 minutes 2007  $539.95 *CC 

Dr. G. Alan Marlatt demonstrates his approach to working with clients dealing with addictions or compulsive habits such as substance abuse, gambling, or sexual addiction. Cognitive-behavioral relapse prevention helps clients through the process of relapse recovery by focusing on cognitive, behavioral, and lifestyle choices that might be changed or reinforced to help the client prevent relapse. Central to this approach is the work of identifying relapse triggers and developing coping strategies. Dr. Marlatt works with a 41-year-old woman (portrayed by an actress based on actual case material) who has been abusing alcohol for a number of years and seeks help with quitting. 
#14567/0157   100 minutes 2006  $139.95 *CC 

Dr. G. Alan Marlatt demonstrates his meditative technique for helping clients with substance addictions. Studies have shown that heavy drinkers who begin meditating show a decrease in the amount they drink.

In this session, Dr. Marlatt works with a 46-year-old woman with alcoholism who has recently relapsed into drinking. He talks with her about her compulsive behaviors, which include her alcoholism, and then walks her through a mindfulness technique for handling strong cravings. 
#14566/0157   100 minutes 2004  $149.95 *CC 

Discovery’s award-winning TEEN FILES series is renowned for hard-hitting, in-your-face presentations to which teens immediately relate, and the TEEN FILES FLIPPED series continues that brash, honest tradition. There are eleven 21-minute programs in the series also available separately.

Teens Joey and Kristin are attractive and outgoing - and both are bullies. "Flipped" into attending a new school dressed in "nerd clothes", the two are teased mercilessly on the same day there’s been a school shooting in a nearby community. In an emotional after school vigil, students from Columbine and Santana high schools share their experiences - leading the group to a decision to treat others fairly and to do what they can to stop school violence.

Self-absorbed teens Cory and Eva prefer the "high" life and use drugs to achieve it. Eva's goal in life is to have fun, while Cory's is to avoid his mother's nagging. When they are "flipped", Cory is emancipated from his mom and Eva's asked to host an MTV program. The teens subsequently become involved with heavy drug users who steal to support their habit. They suffer withdrawal and overdose themselves into the hospital. This, as well as additional revelations about HIV infection and drug-induced brain damage, causes the teens to swear off drug use and reconcile with their families.

As this intense video begins, Chris and Michael openly express distrust and dislike for minorities. Chris gets to join some record promoters as they listen to a new band and meet rap superstar Coolio. Meanwhile, Michael is asked to be a mentor for Mike-Mike, an African-American boy. Along the way, Chris and Michael must confront their prejudices and make new choices. They are forced to re-evaluate their feelings, especially after each comes face to face with the violent consequences of hate.

A group of teenage drug users are "flipped", each in a different way. Convicted of drug trafficking, Stephen is sent to a treatment facility. Kriss, who believes driving under the influence is an acceptable risk, is "paralyzed" in a car wreck. Carissa stays at a hostel for homeless teens, then "overdoses and dies". Crystal, the ringer of the group, has a real-life story: her brother Caleb did die of a drug overdose. The teens react strongly to their dramatized situations, vowing they don’t want to see any of this happen for real.

Kyle is dependant on chewing tobacco, but hopes to become a professional baseball player, while Ashlee, a cigarette smoker, hopes to make it as an actress in Hollywood. Neither is concerned about their dangerous habit, thinking they are "invincible". Believing they won an opportunity to live out their fantasies, they instead discover the destructive realities of tobacco as they watch their lives go up in smoke.

Exploration of hate follows two typical American teenagers coming face-to-face with their own fears, insecurities, bigotry and hatred when they find themselves in circumstances beyond their control. This reality-based program will keep students riveted as they learn the value of communication, compassion and understanding.

Teenagers Jonathan and Tina are "Flipped" into a maximum security prison. Their experiences there hit home, and both teens resolve to change their ways.

A powerful program that graphically demonstrates to teens who use tobacco exactly what this deadly habit is doing to them. Today, the number of teen smokers in the is the highest its been in two decades.

Alcohol kills more than five times the number of people killed by cocaine, heroin, and every other illegal drug combined. Yet for today's teenagers, alcohol is the number one drug of choice.

By asking teens what they think about drugs and then having experts teach them the facts, host Leeza Gibbons takes us through an in-depth look at the dangers of drugs and their effects. A number of organizations help by bringing the realities of drug use and overdose to these teens and their families by showing them what it is like to live a drug nightmare.

What are the far-reaching consequences of becoming a teen father? What does it feel like to be a teen facing death from AIDS? These are the issues two high school teens must face in a candid look at the consequences of risky sexual behavior. This program is a dose of reality that provides an excellent basis for thought and discussion concerning the hazards inherent in risky sexual behavior.
#14550/0510  2002  $1,769.95  Grades 7 to 12 *CC 

An intimate and revealing look into the lives of people who are addicted to alcohol.

Four very different individuals tell their stories ... a lawyer who wanted to stop his kids from being afraid of him; a first nations man, who wanted the pain of belonging to an underprivileged part of our population to stop and to feel strong; a young woman who drank because it made her feel better about herself; and, a woman who grew up in a privileged home, who attended a private school, who never had to go without anything she wanted, and was simply a party girl who wanted a good time but didn't realize what she was in for. All four finally faced a brutal reality - that their lives and health were falling apart.

The stories are brought to life by personal interviews with the four subjects and with Susan Diamond Potts - M.A., RCC, who holds a masters in clinical psychology and who specializes in treating alcohol addiction. She adds her informative and intense professional contribution to the program.

*Closed Captioned

*From the award-winning director Michael C. Neitzel

***SPECIAL OFFER! Get both WHAT MADE ME STOP DRINKING and HOW I STOPPED DRINKING and save 25%!!! You pay only $359.95 for both!!!
#14480/1076   32 minutes 2012  $189.95 *CC *Streaming available 

How did Alcoholics Anonymous begin? What influences shaped it into the worldwide, support-focused organization it is today? And what goes on inside a typical AA meeting? This program follows a quest for answers undertaken by two filmmakers - Orly Yadin, an Israeli-born animator and archival film specialist who questions the idea of genetic alcoholism, and Eleanor Lanahan, a documentarian whose family tree suggests a different perspective (she's the granddaughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald). Their search leads them to the Vermont roots of AA's founders, the structural parallels between AA meetings and civic gatherings, temperance movements predating AA, and more. At the heart of the film, however, are segments that take viewers inside a real AA meeting. With animated faces disguising the live-action participants, these scenes offer a poignant window into the confrontation of addiction.
#14474/0635   40 minutes 2011  $209.95 

Follow interventionist Kristina Wandzilak as she helps young men and women addicted to drugs and alcohol take their first steps toward recovery and a substance-free life. Produced by Discovery Education.

There are six 41-minute programs in the series:

A sixteen-year veteran of heroin and methamphetamines, Alissa's entire life--and the life of her family--revolves around addiction. Supported financially by her seventy-year-old father Rodger, Alissa spends her days in a heroin-induced haze that has become her only comfort. Kristina has her work cut out for her with Alissa and her family, as they stubbornly dig in their heels and fight against the possibility of change.

Amanda is a thirty-one-year-old alcoholic and heroin addict. She is jobless, homeless, and on probation. At their wits end and with no where else to turn, Amanda's parents contact Kristina for help in getting their daughter's life back on track.

Annie and Mike are co-dependent speedballers whose addictions have taken them, and their families, to the depths of despair. After meeting one another in a twelve-step program, Mike and Annie fell in love and into a drug relapse that forced Annie to squander her promising up-and-coming art career and Mike to give up his relationship with his three-year-old son. Their only chance at regaining their lives is through a dual intervention performed by Kristina and a treatment plan that aims to separate them. NOTE: This program contains graphic images of drug use and sensitive language. Please preview before showing it to students.

Jeremy is a twenty-one-year-old OxyContin addict whose family history has been devastated by numerous addictions. Having lost his father, his uncle, and his aunt due to their own dependencies, Jeremy is now on an equally dangerous path. NOTE: This program contains graphic images of drug use and sensitive language. Please preview before showing it to students.

Kevin is a twenty-six-year-old alcoholic who has alienated his friends and family with his downward spiral of drinking. In addition to his alcoholism, Kevin is also a diabetic, making his addiction all the more dangerous.
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Klea is a nineteen-year-old methamphetamine addict who has turned to prostitution in order to support her habit. With Kristina's help, Klea must face the demons in her past and escape her downward spiral before it ends in complete self-destruction.

NOTE: These programs contain graphic images of drug use and sensitive language. Please preview before showing to students.
#14386/0545  2010  $369.95 *Streaming available 

Research proves that the "Housing First" approach is more effective than traditional models at dramatically reducing homelessness among those with mental health and substance use disorders.

This program includes a manual and a DVD.

This step-by-step manual provides a solid foundation for introducing this evidence-based approach - provide housing first, followed by supportive treatment services - into new locations, and evolving existing programs into those based on the ideals of the "Pathways Model to End Homelessness". It guides you in structuring policies and programs that respect and respond to the voices of men, women, and families in your community, and provides easy-to-follow tools and tips for implementation.

This program provides:
*Solid, actionable information about the program's philosophy, operations, and administration
*The composition, staffing structures, and day-to-day operations of the clinical and support services
*Practices in client assessment and engagement
*Property management operations
* The best protocols for assisting clients with the search for housing, relationships with landlords, and the overall "settling in" process
* The research evidence for the effectiveness of the Pathways model

The DVD illustrates the concepts presented in the manual, offering client success stories, helpful tips, and model teams in action.

* A package of the DVD with 10 copies of the manual is also available at a special price.
#14313/0795   20 minutes 2010  $369.95 *CC 

A NEW DIRECTION is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral therapy treatment program that gives chemically dependent offenders the tools and techniques to challenge their thinking in order to change their criminal and addictive behavior patterns.

*Real inmates tell the real story about recovering from a life of addiction and crime ... the cognitive-behavioral approach helps inmates see how their attitudes and assumptions fuel destructive behaviors
*Modular structure allows for easy customization to meet individual, facility, and budget needs
*Can be wholly implemented as a new program or implemented in part to enhance your existing program
*Features built-in tools for measuring outcomes provides framework for standardized treatment from facility to facility

Consists of six core modules: Intake & Orientation, Criminal & Addictive Thinking, Drug & Alcohol Education, Socialization, Relapse Prevention, and Release & Reintegration Preparation. Each module features videos, client workbooks, and facilitator's guides.
*Now included in the "Release and Reintegration Preparation" module is Hazelden's groundbreaking video "The Turning Point: Breaking the Cycle of Addiction and Incarceration" (also available separately). The addition of this poignant video brings new depth to this important module.

*Also includes a CD-ROM containing all program information, worksheets, and supplemental information as well as the Outcome Study Guidebook, Staff Guidebook, and Administrator's Guidebook.

NOTE: The 12 DVDs in this package are also available for purchase separately as a whole or individually. 
#14285/0795  2011  $6,339.95 

Elementary students must understand at a young age the harmful effects drugs and alcohol have on their body. Presented as an early education drug prevention and health program, young viewers will understand the connection between respecting their body and how drug use can harm it.

Topics include how the body works, and the effects of medicines, nicotine, alcohol and marijuana on the body. Identifies the harm in taking medicine not prescribed by a trusted adult or doctor.

*Includes a CD-Rom with a Complete Lesson Plan as well as a Digital Workbook with activities, program summaries, discussion questions and further resources.

#14007/0433   13 minutes 2011  $109.95  Grades 3 to 5 *Streaming available 

This series of three programs for junior and senior high level youth, explains the facts about teenage drinking and drug use as well as sexually transmitted infections.

DRUGS: Facts and Fiction
Drug use/abuse is something that is likely to affect most people at some point in their lives. But really just how harmful or harmless is it? Featuring case studies of two young adults who have been affected by drugs, this program seeks to explore what drugs are, legal and illegal drugs, the effect of drugs on a person's health and wellbeing, what to do in a crisis and prevention and treatment strategies.
23 minutes #14598
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
STIs: Facts and Fiction
Becoming sexually active is a choice many teenagers make - one that should be made with solid understanding of the threats to their health and that of their partners. This program takes a detailed look at sexually transmitted infections, commonly known as STIs specifically focusing on the facts and myths, decisions and getting help, symptoms and consequences, and treatment and protection. Also discussed are the differences between STDs and STIs, and how you should deal with a STI should you contract one. Being aware and remaining vigilant to the threat of STIs can reduce the likelihood of suffering long term damage or passing the infection onto someone else. 20 minutes #14601

TEENAGE DRINKING: Facts and Fiction
Alcohol is one the most popular and most widely used recreational drugs. But how does binge drinking really affect individuals physically, socially and psychologically? What are the short and long term effects? What are the direct and indirect consequences? Exploring the issue through the eyes of our youth, this program takes an in depth look at this major health issue and investigates the concept of binge drinking and what can happen when it gets out of hand. Discusses the effects of alcohol, reasons for binge drinking, addiction, consequences, associated risks with binge drinking and responsible behavior. 23 minutes #14591
*Click here to VIEW CLIP 
#13960/0545   66 minutes 2009  $269.95  Grades 8 to Adult *Streaming available 

Continuing revelations about the human brain are transforming our approaches to medical treatment, education, and human development. In this guide, Dr. Carlton Erickson, director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center at the University of Texas, writes not only a "brain science 101" text, but helps explain how developments in neurobiology call for basic changes in the very ways that addiction professionals discuss, define, and treat chemical dependence.

In an easy-to-understand language, Dr. Erickson renders the complex neuroscience of dependence in a clear and refreshing approach to facilitate understanding and use in treatment and recovery. This guide brings the hidden world of neurotransmitters, axons, receptors, vesicles, synapses, and neuroscience to light as an educational tool for clinicians to use with their clients.

The manual builds on the content of the video. The post-test contains thirty questions.
#13918/0795   50 minutes 2009  $269.95 *CC 

Today the exciting field of adolescent substance abuse treatment is one marked by enormous growth and change. In this program, Dr. Howard Liddle - director of the University of Miami Center for Treatment Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse - guides viewers through new adolescent substance abuse treatment that has emerged from the shadows of adult treatment as a separate, clinically creative field of study where considerable scientific progress has been made in our knowledge about the causes and correlates of adolescent problems.

Dr. Liddle explores the multiple factors that contribute to the development of adolescent substance abuse on its accompanying emotional and behavioral problems, co-occurring disorders and juvenile justice, and finally about treatment and what makes it work. He clarifies how today's best practices strive to be comprehensive, involving the teen's parents, family, peers, and other significant individuals in the teen's life.

The manual builds on the content of the video. Also included is the thirty-five question post-test.

Dr. Liddle's dynamic presentation, along with vivid graphics, helps viewers understand the breakdown of the complex ideas of new adolescent approaches and define in manageable terms the treatment of teen drug problems. He reviews core concepts, major adolescent research, and clinical practice, including areas of neurobiology, co-occurring disorders, and juvenile justice.

His ideas will help you understand
*how to work more effectively with teens' families and environments
*to minimize the risks and maximize the protective factors in adolescent lives.
*multidimensional family therapy in systems of care for drug involved adolescents, including community-based, treatment, mental health, or juvenile justice.
*how extensive structural changes well-past puberty in the teen brain impact their drug abuse, treatment, and recovery.
*co-occurring disorders as the rule rather than the exception in working with teens
#13917/0795   65 minutes 2009  $269.95 *CC 

The snack bowl at a "pharm party" includes a mix of prescription drugs - from Adderall to Oxycontin to Xanax - and most of them come directly from the household medicine cabinet. This ABC News program examines a disturbing and rapidly growing trend in teenage drug abuse: getting high on legal drugs, often obtained through parents’ prescriptions or from questionable sources over the Internet. Presenting studies showing a rapid spike in pharmaceutical abuse among students as young as eighth-graders, the program visits a Houston substance-abuse treatment center where recovering teenage addicts and their parents share their eye-opening experiences.

* Part of the Series YOUNG ADDICTS: Drugs, Alcohol, and America's Future
#13915/0635   21 minutes 2006  $109.95 *CC 

What's funny about a DVD on addiction recovery? Everything!
In what could be the most uplifting 90 minutes ever spent in drug and alcohol rehab, HUMOR IN TREATMENT is at once familiar, edgy and ripe with optimism. As one program director says, Lundholm uses humor to disarm us - we see our pain and self-destructive behavior - and that we can progress to a new life. An indispensable tool for any counselor or client in a drug and alcohol rehab program. Funny. Raw. Inspiring. Get one of the best addiction treatment tools around. In three sequential phases ...
The series supports the therapeutic rehabilitation of people in addiction treatment. The creators use the healing power of laughter to help individuals make sense of their story, the gauntlet of recovery, and how to re-enter life beyond.
#13904/0370   90 minutes 2007  $209.95 

Albert Ellis and his protege, Janet Wolfe, demonstrate the tools and techniques of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in this gripping series.

Consists of four titles...

Learn to use Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy with clients struggling with addiction by watching the originator of the method in an actual therapy session.

See REBT in action in an actual therapy session with a client needing help with anger management.

See REBT in action in an actual therapy session with a single mother struggling to effectively parent her teenage children.

Learn to use Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) from the man who developed the method in a therapy session with Roseanne, whose husband committed suicide in front of her and her baby daughter ten years ago.
#13877/1745  2010  $679.95 *CC 

Ann is forced to face the grim reality that her parents' addictions (alcoholism and gambling) are slowly destroying her family. Ann is forced to face the truth about her alcoholic mother's denial of reality and her father's gambling problem when he gambles away her college fund. She soon grows deeply depressed. Her brother and best friend sense something is wrong. Will they be able to avert a potential tragedy...?
#13821/1540   28 minutes 2010  $129.95 *Streaming available 

*WINNER! National Film Festival, Columbus Film Festival, Birmingham International Educational Film Festival

While searching for his favorite bone, Baxter falls under the influence of a couple of neighborhood "characters" who pressure him into attending a party where "spiked" punch is served. The next day Baxter feels awful! He turns to his wise old Grandpaw for enlightenment on the dangers of alcohol use.

Part of the Sooper Puppy series, featuring Baxter, a charming little dog that children find lovable and laughable. Baxter looks at the world the same way a young child does, with wonder, enthusiasm, some apprehension - and just a little mischievousness. He's the trusted friend your students or your children need to introduce them to some of life's dangers without getting them upset or afraid.

Throughout his award-winning adventures, Baxter and his friends and family share important life lessons that are easy for children to understand and remember.

*Please click on Sooper Puppy Drink Drank Drunk to view the guide
#13765/1733   16 minutes 2003  $89.95  Grades K to 3 *Streaming available 

This program addresses the dangers and consequences associated with marijuana misuse. Provides the most current information regarding marijuana as well as captivating storylines to enhance learning and keep students engaged and interested. Includes the audio CD and a CD-ROM with facilitator's guide, prosecutor's files, reproducible materials, and parent information available in English and Spanish.
#13755/0795   18 minutes 2010  $79.95  Grades 9 to 12 *CC 

This prevention program for high school addresses the dangers and consequences associated with prescription drug misuse. Provides the most current information regarding prescription drugs as well as captivating storylines to enhance learning and keep students engaged and interested. Includes the audio CD and a CD-ROM with facilitator's guide, prosecutor's files, reproducible materials, and parent information available in English and Spanish.
#13754/0795  2010  $79.95 *CC 

"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 people - the 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 concise program is an excellent way to start a dialogue about the harmful effects of alcohol during pregnancy. Most importantly, it will help you convey the motivational message that fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are 100 percent preventable. Created to capture the attention of teens and young adults - but appropriate for mature audiences as well - this program is impactful, positive, and prevention-oriented.

*Includes PDF Guide
*Also available in Spanish 
#13716/0905   10 minutes 2010  $139.95  Grades 8 to Adult *CC 

In this program, Dr. Laura S. Brown demonstrates how this qualitative and phenomenological approach, which takes into account the meanings of gender and power in the client's social realities, empowers the client.

The goals of the therapy are determined collaboratively within the session, creating not just tailor-made therapy, but an egalitarian relationship conducive to client empowerment. This relationship, in which each person brings equally valued expertise to the process, is essential to the therapeutic goal of helping clients to feel more personal power in their lives.

Over the course of six sessions, Dr. Brown works with a 43-year-old woman who has three children and a history of substance abuse, poor relationship choices, and feeling unloved, unappreciated, and devalued. She also has struggled for years with her size and how she feels about her body. Although she is now in early recovery and feels more stable in her life, she suffers from critical self-talk and a habit of blaming herself for things for which she is not responsible, as well as difficulties in being able to take feedback about her own actions.

Dr. Brown talks with the client about developing self-empathy, learning to quiet the critical voice she hears, and recognizing that caring for herself is empowering. The client is invited to see that she has many of the inner resources that she needs for her recovery process, with a goal of reducing her reliance on the authority of others, including the therapist.
#13693/0157  2009  $539.95 *CC 

Examines the effects of prenatal substance abuse on infants. Also covered are: myths and misinformation, effects of legal and illegal drugs, medical and developmental issues; key parenting strategies; and, working with professionals.

Robert Nickel, MD, developmental pediatrician and professor of pediatrics and Susan Edelstein, MSW, Program Director of TIES for Adoption/ UCLA address the issues and challenges faced by parents who care for substance-exposed infants. The health and medical needs of infants and newborns prenatally exposed to drugs can be perplexing and serious. This course sheds light on this complex subject and provides useful strategies for parenting these infants as well as valuable tips for working with an infant's professional team.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:
*Understand the effects of prenatal substance exposure on infants.
*Identify myths and common misinformation about the effects of substances on infants and children.
*Identify medical issues of substance-exposed infants.
*Identify strategies for parenting irritable, dysregulated infants.
*Identify strategies for parenting lethargic infants.
*Understand how to work with professionals and the child's biological parents.
#13686/1470   55 minutes 2010  $139.95 

One out of three patients in addiction treatment has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Now more than ever, treatment professionals require reliable and effective resources to address the needs of patients with substance use and post-traumatic stress disorders.

Based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD is an easy-to-implement, evidence-based program for the integrated treatment of co-occurring substance use and post-traumatic stress disorders.

The curriculum - a brief six-module intervention with three optional modules - combines Mindful Relaxation, Flexible Thinking, and Patient Education to provide a safe, effective, and well-tolerated approach for patients healing from the impact of trauma in their lives.

The clinician's guide outlines the research and development of the intervention step-by-step instructions for each module solutions to common problems that arise when professionals use CBT to treat patients Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD - combined with the video A GUIDE FOR LIVING WITH PTSD: Perspectives for Professionals and Their Clients #13291 - offers a complete package for patients in recovery from PTSD and addiction. It is published under the Dartmouth PRC - Hazelden imprint, a unique collaboration between the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and the Hazelden Foundation that provides evidence-based resources for behavioral health.
#13633/0795  2010  $219.95 

This series teaches basic healthy parenting skills that many have never learned due to growing up in dysfunctional households such as addictive. Reassuming parental responsibility once we achieve sobriety presents a dramatic change that our children may not welcome and we may be ill-equipped to handle.

The information in this series helps those of us who are parents recovering from substance abuse: Understand what limits are and how to set them jointly with our children; Learn how to establish consequences, and determine when and how to enforce them; Define our own personal limits and be good role models for our children; and, Use family meetings and contracts.

Each of the three programs dramatizes new or relearned parenting skills.
BUILDING TRUST, 15 minutes
HANDLING ANGER, 17 minutes

*Closed Captioned

*Also available is a package containing the above as well as 30 copies of 3 Pamphlets and 30 copies of 3 Workbooks #14140
#13580/0795  $259.95 *CC 

"This new video is a great way to help our patients prepare for treatment. I wish we had something like this a long time ago." Richard Beyers, CADC - Alta Bates Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

"We plan to use this material to help explain to families what their family member is committing to." Sandra Mongomery, MSW, LSCW - Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken, SC

A concise explanation for new patients of what to expect from their treatment experience. Outlines the basic modules of treatment: education, one-on-one counseling, group and family sessions, 12 Step indoctrination and aftercare. Just as important, it stresses what is expected from the patient in return. A clear and frank guide to ease any anxiety and misunderstanding for those entering the treatment process.

*Answers the questions:
Why do I need to go to treatment?
Does this mean I can't drink again?
Exactly what will you do here?
How long will this take?
Can I leave anytime?
Do I have to go to all those meetings?
What if it doesn't work?
Who will know about this?
#13449/1835   12 minutes 2010  $209.95Adult *Streaming available 

"Alcohol use is the number one drug problem among young people. More college undergraduates will die from alcohol-related causes than will receive a masters or doctorate degree. During a typical weekend, an average of one teenager dies each hour in a car crash. Nearly fifty percent of those crashes involved alcohol"
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Outstanding high school athlete Eric Johnson's illusions of invincibility are shattered when he reluctantly gives in to peer pressure and tries alcohol at a party. The consequences of drinking and driving are powerfully portrayed when Eric kills an older woman crossing the street. This program demonstrates to teens and young adults that they are not invincible, their actions have consequences, and drinking and driving is dangerous. 
#13440/0450   30 minutes 2008  $209.95 *Streaming available 

*UNICEF Award Winner -The International Animation Festival
Oscar-winning animator, Borge Ring (Anna and Bella), uses his expertise in animation to weave the tale.

"Highly Recommended! This non-narrated program tells the compelling story of a boy from a happy, nurturing family who is lured into drug use by his curiosity. Progressing from smoking to syringes, he remains in a transparent bubble, isolated from his parents and peers. Students, parents and teachers will find this a discussion-promoting tool." School Library Journal

"Highly Recommended! The bubble symbol effectively helps to portray in stark terms the family dynamics of the situation, as the ever-growing bubble becomes the center of everyone's life." Animation World Magazine

"Recommended. An intriguing depiction of the cycle of drug addiction as a young boy falls prey to a drug dealer's enticement. Wordless animation shows a growing bubble representing the expanding isolation of the addict's world." NAMTC/NMM Review
#13402/0450   10 minutes 2009  $209.95  Grades 5 to 7 *Streaming available 

MOVING ON provides women with alternatives to criminal activity by helping them identify and mobilize personal and community resources.

*Flexible and open-ended intervention program, allowing for continuous intake
*Draws on the evidence-based treatment models of relational theory and cognitive-behavioral therapy
*deal for group or individuals in community corrections as well as institutional settings

Program content is organized around four main themes:
1. Encouraging personal responsibility and enhancing motivation for change
2. Expanding connections and building healthy relationships
3. Skill enhancement, development, and maintenance
4. Relaxation and stress management skills

The complete program includes 6 modules delivered in five facilitator's guides, a CD-ROM containing the program manual and all reproducible handouts, and one DVD featuring real MOVING ON participants demonstrating the skills they learned in the program.

Marilyn Van Dieten Marilyn Van Dieten - the creator of this curriculum - is a registered clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the implementation, training, and development of programs with offenders. She is a board member of Orbis Partners, a human services consulting group that designs and implements evidence-based practices among high-risk client groups. Dr. Van Dieten is frequently invited to present research and practical information to groups who have a special interest in working with women and girls. 
#13293/0795  2010  $719.95 *CC 

Since 1989, clients with severe co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders have found experience, strength, and hope through the Twelve Step group Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR). This collection helps you be an advocate for clients who wish to start and run a DTR self-help group. The components help you support the initiative and well-being of your clients.

The entire collection includes:

A fresh, informative DVD that takes professionals and peer leaders, step-by-step, through the process of starting and running a DTR group.

This new manualized resource is composed of a manual that helps professionals guide clients in starting a DTR group, and a CD-ROM featuring two printable posters and reproducible handouts for starting and running a DTR group. Topics and worksheets include suggestions for starting a meeting, the role of sponsorship, sample meeting notices, and readings for meetings.

This is the equivalent to the Big Book for those dealing with severe mental illness and addiction. Priced economically for care-free distribution to group members.

*All parts are available individually
#13292/0795   30 minutes 2010  $319.95 *CC 

This updated program includes the best of The Hazelden Community Corrections Project. Three workbooks are included: Client Recovery helps clients learn how to stay clean and sober. Client Life Skills teaches clients how to create a blueprint to make the necessary changes. Client Cognitive Skills teaches socialization skills that enable clients to reintegrate into their community.

Also includes THE TURNING POINT: Breaking the Cycle of Addiction and Incarceration DVD (also available for purchase separately - see #13289). This compelling video teaches the strategies necessary to create a healthy environment, find positive support, overcome shame and guilt, rebuild self-esteem, identify triggers, avoid relapse, and ensure that core beliefs and values align with positive goals.

3 CD-ROMs and 1 DVD (4262 - Client Recovery Workbook CD-ROM; 4263 - Client Life Skills Workbook CD-ROM; 4264 - Client Cognitive Skills Workbook CD-ROM; 7919 - The Turning Point DVD)
#13290/0795  2009  $539.95 

This compelling video was developed primarily for black male clients who are dealing with alcohol or other drug addiction and the devastating consequences that so often follow. It includes interviews with African American men in different stages of recovery and reintegration, along with straight talk from counselors, community activists, a neighborhood pastor, and a drug court judge. All echo the same message: in order to change, these men must give up not only alcohol and other drugs but also their unhealthy lifestyles.

Viewers will learn strategies to create a healthy environment, find positive support, overcome shame and guilt, rebuild self-esteem, identify triggers, avoid relapse, and ensure that core beliefs and values align with positive goals. The information shown in this program applies to all men in recovery.

#13289/0795   45 minutes 2009  $229.95 

Based on the latest science regarding the brain's role in addiction, this program shows how the doctors who treat addiction use the latest testing techniques to find nutritional deficiencies in the addicted person. The focus is on how certain amino acids and other nutrients, combined with other alternative therapies and education, can directly treat the biochemical imbalances associated with addiction and the resulting chronic abstinence symptoms such as anxiety, confusion, and severe cravings and depression. Once these symptoms are treated, people are able to do the work needed to stay clean and sober. You will meet doctors and addictionologists who have successfully reversed addiction in this manner and listen to patients who have tried many techniques in the past and failed, now clean and sober and comfortable with whom they are. A "must see" for any addict and his or her family!
#13217/0145   78 minutes 2009  $209.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This program featuring Bill Loving - psychiatrist and specialist in Addiction Medicine - is for patients, their families, counselors, and health care workers who are dealing with alcoholism and drug addiction. Dr. Loving explains why these are referred to as diseases. He clearly discusses how the brain is affected and how the reward center of the brain is "hijacked". He also gives practical, effective, and hopeful guidance for dealing with the problem. An appendix includes information on the evolution of AA, AA tips, dual diagnosis, family involvement, prescription medicines, and drugs that stimulate the reward center.

Dr. Loving is a board-certified psychiatrist (1980) with thirty years experience who is also board-certified by American Society of Addiction Medicine (1989). After twenty years practicing neuropsychiatry, he now devotes his time to treating chemically dependent patients and many who also have psychiatric disorders or with dual diagnosis. He is Medical Director at Texas Star Recovery Program in Austin, Texas.
#13216/1420   80 minutes 2009  $269.95 *Streaming available 

Intense, but brief highs followed by profound lows - this program explains how cocaine produces these effects. Also describes side effects and dangers of cocaine use as well as outlines a treatment plan using an integrated approach.
#13214/1420   20 minutes 2010  $169.95 *Streaming available 

This program describes the effects and side effects of methamphetamine and how they differ depending on the dose and method of use. Also explains why the depression following a prolonged binge is so severe and the treatment so difficult.
#13213/1420   25 minutes 2010  $169.95 *Streaming available 

This comprehensive series by multi-award-winning producers of UPPERS, DOWNERS, ALL AROUNDERS addresses everything from the history of drugs through to treatment and recovery including the physiology, neurochemistry and sociology of drugs and compulsive behaviors . An ideal visual resource for educational, clinical and training applications.


HISTORY - This segment explores the roll psychoactive drugs have played in the social economic and emotional development of civilization. 14 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

PREVENTION - Prevention is a shared responsibility and the goals of the three recognized methods are explained. Age of first use as an indicator of future problems is also explored. 19 minutes

TREATMENT - Treatment and recovery become a lifelong process for individuals willing to confront their addiction. This segment deals with each aspect of the treatment continuum. 14 minutes

MENTAL HEALTH AND DRUGS - Co-occurring disorders are challenging for both the patient and their treatment provider. This film focuses on simultaneous treatment using medications and individual/group therapy. 16 minutes


HEREDITY, ENVIRONMENT AND PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS - The combination of a person's genetic history and the external pressures they experience at various times in their lives are key factors of addiction. 14 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
UPPERS - Stimulants, from cocaine to amphetamine to caffeine and nicotine, each class is examined in terms of mental and emotional effects. 13 minutes

DOWNERS: Sedative Hypnotics - Prescribed to lessen pain and anxiety, these are effective when used as therapeutic adjuncts to treatment, misuse leads to serious addiction. 18 minutes

ALCOHOL - Woven into the cultural and family traditions of most peoples, alcohol is the oldest and most widely used psychoactive drug which can, if abused cause irreversible physiological damage. 17 minutes

ALL-AROUNDERS - This segment addresses the alphabet soup psychedelics like MDMA and LSD to the plant based substances like mushrooms and marijuana. 20 minutes

OTHER DRUGS, OTHER ADDICTIONS - Addiction isn't limited to street drugs and alcohol, this segment deals with addictive inhalant, steroid, gambling, eating and internet behaviors. 20 minutes

*Ten Programs on Two DVDs
*Close Captioned
*Sub-Titled in Spanish
*Includes PDF reproducible worksheets for each program
#13155/0410   166 minutes 2010  $319.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Learn to use REBT with clients struggling with addiction by watching the originator of the method in an actual therapy session. Albert Ellis demonstrates his signature style with a difficult client; using rationality, strong language, and forceful directives, he is remarkably effective in just one session.

Orville would like to reduce his marijuana, alcohol and hallucinogen dependency but doesn't know how. Ellis immediately focuses in on Orville's low frustration tolerance and "self-downing" as the irrational beliefs that sustain his drug and alcohol addictions. Ellis debunks Orville's claim that if he doesn't always behave well, he is a bad person. He clarifies that it is certainly highly preferable to behave well, but that we are all fallible human beings who screw up sometimes. Orville's distractibility and flights into tangential stories challenge Ellis to keep Orville on task. You'll be impressed to see how Ellis remains focused on the issue at hand, pushing Orville to grapple with beliefs that are tough to change and addictive behaviors that are difficult to conquer.

By watching this video, you'll be able to:

*Utilize REBT techniques with clients struggling with addiction, including offering hypotheses about and disputing irrational beliefs, recognizing secondary gains and supporting rational thinking.
*Explain the REBT to your clients.
*Integrate Ellis's use of confrontation, repetition and rational explanation in your own therapy work with clients.

Includes Instructor's Manual and English subtitles for hearing impaired
#13154/1745   52 minutes 2009  $219.95 

How safe is marijuana for recreational and medical use? This program addresses these questions by presenting the latest research on how marijuana affects the brain and other parts of the body. Treatment suggestions are given.

*Includes Resource Materials
#13143/1420   20 minutes 2010  $169.95 *Streaming available 

"Almost single-handedly, NEW MUSLIM COOL challenges the distortions, stereotypes, and misunderstandings around Islam - A new outlook on Islam in America."
Professor Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University

"I look forward to showing it in my classroom in years to come and can hardly wait to hear what students might say about the intersections of race, class, gender, and religion that are highlighted in every frame."
Sylvia Chan-Malik, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

"A thoughtful, inspirational, and transformative production that defies any and all expectations. NEW MUSLIM COOL is a riveting film that not only captures the complexity of contemporary American Muslim life, culture, and music, but also explores and disrupts our notions of Hip Hop Culture, Latino and Black communities in the U.S., and the current state of interfaith relations."
Professor H. Samy Alim, Department of Anthropology, UCLA

Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Pérez left drug dealing 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim. Now he's moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious community for African American and Latino Muslims, rebuild his shattered family, and take his message of faith to the streets through his uncompromising hip-hop music. Raising his two kids as a single dad and longing for companionship, Hamza finds love on a Muslim networking website and seizes the chance for happiness in a second marriage. But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and challenge himself. He starts reaching for a deeper understanding of his faith, discovering new connections with people from Christian and Jewish communities.
NEW MUSLIM COOL takes viewers on Hamza's ride through the streets, projects and jail cells of urban America, following his spiritual journey to some surprising places - where we can all see ourselves reflected in a world that never stops changing.

*This EDUCATION Edition includes the original feature-length version of the film (83 minutes) as well as the abridged version (56 minutes) with four standards-based Video Modules to accompany Lesson Plans with Classroom Activities.
#12934/1897   83 minutes 2009  $389.95 

With the success of his first program - DISCOVERY BEFORE RECOVERY - Bob Francis continues his dedication to AA with this series.

"Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path."
Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 58 2nd Edition
This program is meant to get new people to understand why they must go to meetings and get involved in their own personal recovery. #12926

RELAPSE DYNAMICS: It's a Thought Process
This program is meant to give a new understanding to a way to address relapse without having to go through that old "reintroducing yourself". #12927

SPIRITUALITY: Religion vs. Spirituality simpler than you think!
This program is meant for new people who have some preconceived ideas that hold them back from 12-step recovery spirituality. #12928

Bob Francis has been heavily involved in the Chemical Dependency Recovery Community in Cleveland, Ohio for over 24 years. His personal recovery began in 1985. He became certified as a Chemical Dependency Counselor and first worked in a Detox and then an Inpatient Treatment Program. He designed an IOP Program that was widely used around the United States. He then went into Community Corrections, was on the first staff of Greater Cleveland Drug Court, and then developed an IOP Program in a Community Corrections Agency. Bob retired in 2007, but couldn't help working in the C.D. Treatment Industry so he went back to work at a Behavioral Health Center.
#12930/0223  2009  $479.95 *Streaming available 

*Recommended by School Library Journal.
*Recommended by Educational Media Reviews Online
"This series is a welcome addition to any high school collection for research and information. It will hold the attention of the viewer, and is a perfect length for health classes, social studies classes, and other specialty classes such as speech or survival classes. The teachers’ resource guide, available online, is a valuable tool for discussion and activities." Library Media Connection

The only antidote to the flashy appeal of drugs is honest information. Give your students the straight facts on some of the most widely abused substances with this series.

There are five 20-minute programs in the series:

ALCOHOL - This program makes clear the many myths associated with alcohol and explores the history of alcohol, a substance first used as a medicine; the effects of alcohol on the body and the short - and long-term health impacts; and teenage attitudes toward alcohol and trends such as binge drinking. Also examines the prevalence of alcohol in our culture and discusses alcoholism - how to identify it and how to treat it.

MARIJUANA - Marijuana has the distinction of being our most widely used illegal drug. This program traces the history of marijuana and goes on to explain some of the many uses of the hemp plant; the effects of THC - the primary psychoactive chemical in marijuana, sinsemilla, hashish, and hash oil - on the body; the short- and long-term health implications of marijuana abuse; and teenage attitudes toward marijuana. Also investigates the concept of psychological dependency and considers whether marijuana is a gateway drug.

COCAINE AND CRACK - The pleasure of a cocaine high doesn't last long, but the damage cocaine causes can last a lifetime. This program explores the history of cocaine; the effects of cocaine and crack on the body and the short- and long-term health impacts; and teenage attitudes toward cocaine and crack. Also delves into the illicit cocaine trade and the cartels that control it, as well as addiction to cocaine - both physical and psychological.

NARCOTICS: Heroin, Opium, Codeine, and Morphine - Strictly speaking, the term "narcotic" refers to opium, opium derivatives, and their synthetic substitutes. This program delves into the history of narcotics such as heroin, opium, codeine, and morphine; the effects of narcotics on the body and the short- and long-term health impacts; and teenage attitudes toward narcotics. In addition, the video considers legalization and regulatory issues involving narcotics, as well as physical and psychological addiction to these potent drugs.

INHALANTS - Since chemicals in more than 1,400 products can be sniffed or huffed for their psychoactive and mind-altering effects, it's not surprising that inhalants are the most frequently abused substances. This program explores the history of inhalant abuse; the effects of inhalants on the body and the short- and long-term health impacts; and teenage attitudes toward inhalants. The major classes of commonly abused inhalants and treatment and prevention measures are also described.

*Includes PDF Guides for each program
#12908/0635  2010  $609.95  Grades 7 to Adult 

In the Punjabi community it is common to refer to alcohol as medicine. Some Punjabi men misuse alcohol in a failed attempt to cope with personal suffering or problems.

In "Bad Medicine" well known Punjabi-speaking professionals including police, doctors, counsellors, family support workers, psychiatrist, and elders, along with individuals impacted by alcohol, share their knowledge with respect to the harms and risks associated with problem drinking, mistaking alcohol as medicine, how alcohol impairs mental and physical functioning, drinking and driving, addiction and family violence, and the benefits of recovery.

*In Punjabi with English Subtitles

#12882/1735   39 minutes 2009  $149.95 *Streaming available 

This video is a component of A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps Program (see #12847) and portrays the safe, nurturing, and empowering environment that is essential in order for women and girls to heal from addiction. It begins with an introduction to the program and is followed by Dr. Stephanie Covington leading real women in recovery through discussions and exercises.

#12848/0795   60 minutes 2009  $319.95 *CC 

A must for all those working in and developing therapeutic communities in prisons! Dr. Harry Wexler walks through the past and current research developments on the efficacy of Therapeutic Communities in prisons. A timeline from the 1950s to present details how the model developed in prisons, and what research efforts supported that development. Wexler discusses a breadth of topics including: the evidence that prison treatment alone is insufficient for long-term change, and the importance of aftercare; the benefits and potential problems of manual-based treatment; the need for incentives; the importance of bridging TC members and facilitators with their outside communities; and the promising new research of TCs in maximum-security prisons and the potential of reducing violence among their prisoners.

Also includes several bonus features:
*Education and Employment
*The Prison Journal: A Special Issue
*Essential Elements of TC
*Aftercare: Further Research Questions
#12833/1745   43 minutes 2009  $169.95 

Since the 1950s therapeutic communities (TCs) have effectively treated people with the most severe cases of substance abuse. The focus on an all encompassing community and peer support model is still thriving in TCs today. This comprehensive series blends historical and contemporary footage from active TCs with George De Leon's expert lectures on the framework, methods and components of an ideal TC.

De Leon lays out the framework and theory underlying a therapeutic community, including the TC approach to substance abuse treatment and recovery. He explains that the TC is different from other treatment models in that it views substance abuse as a disorder of the whole person, and aims to treat that whole person, not just the drug addiction. Thus, TCs create social living situations where all aspects of a person's personality are displayed in work, formal groups and social activities, and then addressed directly by the community. 54 minutes

From watching this video, you'll be able to:
*List the common personality characteristics of people with substance abuse disorders that TCs address.
*Utilize the TC model of recovery including mutual self-help, motivation, and developmental and social learning.
*Discuss the beliefs and values that encompass the TC's "right way of living".

De Leon explains how a therapeutic community uses its social environment to change individuals' behaviors, lifestyles and identities. The community is the method itself: constant participation, evaluation, feedback and reinforcement of personal responsibility are core components of daily life. 44 minutes

From watching this video, you'll be able to:
*Discuss the necessary context for change including exclusivity of setting and variety of roles.
*Explain the expectations of TC members on participation and responsibility.
*Describe how assessment and response are administered as part of the ongoing activity and culture of TCs.

De Leon goes beyond theory to explain the specific operations of an ideal therapeutic community: what happens on a daily basis, what the physical space looks like, what activities are involved, and what are the functions and roles of the staff and community members. He emphasizes that all TCs can maximize their efficacy by enhancing and adhering to these components. 79 minutes

From watching this video, you'll be able to discuss:
*The importance of creating psychological separateness from the outside culture and creating space that reflects a community environment.
*The structure of day-to-day life including the resident work program, phase format, pathways of communication, duration of program and community activities.
*The roles and functions of staff versus community members and the importance of maintaining the peer support model.
*The use of encounter groups, awareness training, and emotional growth training to help community members change.
#12825/1745  2009  $409.95 

Encounter groups are at the heart of therapeutic communities. They demonstrate a break from traditional addiction counseling techniques and have been proven to be an effective and important means for change. However, institutional demands including increased paperwork and funding cuts have recently threatened the livelihood of encounter groups. In this series, Rod Mullen creates a strong argument for how and why we need to keep the encounter group thriving. Illustrated with powerful and compelling vignettes from actual encounter groups, these videos explore how encounter groups have evolved, what we can do to improve groups and overcome pitfalls, and what the keys are to leading successful groups.

Mullen explores the evolution of encounter groups beginning with the first groups created by Synanon founder Chuck Dederich in the 1950s. Mullen discusses the essential elements of these first groups including honesty, authenticity and mutual self-help-elements that are still core to encounter groups today. He highlights that although the brutal confrontational style of the first groups have softened, the commitment to hold oneself and other accountable remains central. He also discusses the challenges that face encounter groups and offers guidance on how to work within managed care systems while holding on to the traditions that make encounter groups such an effective means for change. 65 minutes

From watching this video, you'll be able to:
*Describe the most integral aspects of encounter groups that have remained relevant from the 1950s to the present.
*Discuss the early history of encounter groups and how they came about.
*Explain how encounter groups have changed over time, and how changes in the field during the last 20 years have posed significant challenges to running effective encounter groups.

Mullen walks us through several groups to show us what works and what does not work when facilitating an encounter group. He warns us of several traps facilitators can fall into: dominating the group, getting into power struggles, not being prepared or knowing the group members, and leading groups that are too large and don't go deep enough. Through numerous vignettes, he illustrates solutions to these common problems, and offers words of experience and wisdom to the encounter group facilitator: know your people, be prepared, get feedback, and listen, listen, listen! 75 minutes

From watching this video, you'll be able to:
*Implement strategies for breaking the we/they dichotomy between staff and group members.
*Explain why it is important for a facilitator to know the members of his or her group and what the dangers are if they don't.
*Compare the differences between large and small groups, the effectiveness of both, and ways to make them each work.

Mullen discusses several key components to fostering growth and change in groups. He first explores the "marathon group" and how these day or weeklong sessions can bring participants into deeper understanding of themselves and what they need to change. He then discusses the importance of moral growth and ways in which facilitators can lead groups that foster moral growth by providing credible role models, healthy levels of conflict, role-reversal, and the teaching of responsibility. Finally, Mullen discusses the prevalence of PTSD among addicts and how encounter groups offer opportunities to heal from childhood abuse. 75 minutes

From watching this video, you'll be able to discuss:
*Describe ways marathon groups differ from regular encounter groups, the importance of them for group members, and different possibilities for doing them today.*
*Discuss the conditions a facilitator must create to foster moral growth within group members.
*Explain how PTSD increases a person's risk for abusing drugs, and how trauma can be worked through in encounter groups.

*See also INTERACTIVE GROUP THERAPY IN ADDICTION: Interventions for Dynamic Groups #9223
#12824/1745  2009  $409.95 

Kat grew up in an alcoholic home. John made drinking the center of his life at a young age. Rene's parents divorced when he was five, while Chris and Dante both seemed to have everything they wanted - but all became substance abusers. Through detailed, candid conversations, this program goes inside the childhood memories and emotional lives of recovering addicts who started their habits at, or close to, age 12. Their stories reveal unique qualities and experiences as well as patterns seen over and over again among alcoholics and drug abusers - often involving crime and social isolation. In addition to their pain and regret, the participants also discuss the most daunting challenge of all: the ongoing process of recovery.

*Review of "TWELVE"ADDICT/DIV Newsletter
#12659/2305   44 minutes 2008  $229.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 

Features Herbert Exum and Amy Menna, University of South Florida, who feel that the counseling profession has not given sufficient attention and study to the problems of returning military. Only with Iraq and Gulf Wars are counselors beginning to understand their needs and how to deal with them responsibly. The first step is the realization that veterans are actually members of a distinct cultural group. This program examines that culture and vets' special needs. Viewers learn about post-traumatic stress, specific treatment issues, and the critical importance of working with military families.
#12640/1410   63 minutes 2009  $149.95 *Streaming available 

"Meth Inside Out offers users in recovery potentially life saving hope and clarity at a time of serious questioning." Claudia Black, Ph.D., Specialist in Addictive Disorders

"Jolting, compelling, accessible...this video does a striking job translating the neurobiology of methamphetamine addiction in a powerful and memorable way." Andrew J. Saxon, M.D. Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program, University of Washington

"This exceptional video series accomplishes a goal few manage to attain: teaching science-based content in an engaging way to assist with the delivery of effective substance abuse treatment. A real step forward for the field." Deni Carise, Ph.D., Director, Treatment Systems Section, Treatment Research Institute, Philadelphia

This package is a groundbreaking video-based treatment curriculum on methamphetamine addiction and recovery designed to equip meth users, their families, and the professionals who assist them with a solid understanding of the biological basis of addiction, effective tools for recovery, and, most importantly, hope for the future.

Presented by UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, a leading research institution on the topic of methamphetamine, and Eyes of the World Media Group, this research-based series presents the most up-to-date information in a compelling and easy-to-understand format. Emphasizes the human impact of addiction by sharing personal stories of addicts and their families. Shot in high definition with state-of-the-art graphics, the series is designed to engage and inspire viewers.

Created for maximum flexibility, the curriculum is designed to meet the needs of treatment centers, correctional facilities, community centers, social service agencies, and universities. The series is composed of three episodes, which can be used individually or as a set. Handbooks allow counselors to maximize the educational potential of each episode.

The programs in the METH: INSIDEout Series are:

HUMAN IMPACT provides an eye-opening introduction to meth's impact on individuals, families, and communities across the globe. Explores motivations for use including the need to escape negative feelings, lose weight, enhance sex, and increase energy. Reveals how many of these factors impact women disproportionately, resulting in specialized needs in recovery. Focuses on the magnitude and consequences of use, including job and property loss, poverty, incarceration, and effects on children. Spotlights the link between meth and violence, especially domestic violence and crimes that result in imprisonment. Concludes with realistic solutions. 34 minutes

THE BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR equips viewers with an understanding of how meth changes the brain and, consequently, behavior. 3D animations, accessible explanations, and personal accounts help viewers understand complex scientific concepts. Users learn how to better cope with the stages of meth addiction and recovery by gaining an understanding of the biological underpinnings of the high, tolerance, craving, paranoia, aggression, anhedonia, and healing. Special Features include 10 state-of-the-art 3D brain animations that can be shown individually and a 36 page Brain and Behavior Handbook. 34 minutes

WINDOWS TO RECOVERY explores effective treatment practices across program types and settings. This episode empowers the viewer by providing information and concrete tools for recovery, including creating structure, participating in sober activities, avoiding high-risk situations, and coping with craving. Windows to Recovery reveals that treatment is not a quick fix, but a set of activities leading to long-term changes in lifestyle, thinking, and behavior. The episode shows, without a doubt, that recovery is within reach. 42 minutes

**Please click here to view the trailer on YouTube
#12565/0599  2009  $339.95 *Streaming available 

A growing issue among adolescents is binge drinking. What is binge drinking, who is likely to be involved in binge drinking and what are the effects and consequences of this behavior are all questions answered in this program. Geoff Munro, the Director of the Australian Drug Foundation's Community Alcohol Action Network describes the effects of alcohol in the body and the consequences of alcohol addiction. Also included are views from young people about their attitudes towards binge drinking, some warning signs for detecting alcohol addiction in friends and strategies for reducing alcohol consumption and drinking responsibly.
#12543/0545   23 minutes 2004  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Today's teens are more likely to abuse prescription and over the counter medications than many other illegal drugs such as marijuana. This is often referred to as "pharming." Abuse of these drugs to get "high" is now an entrenched behavior among teens. Also, steroid use is often encouraged by role models in society. With the use of these many kinds of prescription drugs, teens are damaging their health, experiencing date rape, black outs, becoming unconscious and in some cases, losing their lives. Hear from real teens as they discuss their exposure and knowledge of pharmacological drugs and dangerous chemical substances.

Subjects covered include:
- How do these drugs affect the user
- The long term effects of drug use
- GHB & Rohypnol
- Street names for GHB & Rohypnol
- The effects of Ecstasy or MDMA
- Abusing prescription medication
- Methamphetamine or "Meth"
- Inhalant Abuse
- Teens on Steroids
- Dangerous drug impurities

*Part of the REAL LIFE TEENS SERIES II #12215
#12526/2003   20 minutes 2008  $129.95  Grades 8 to 12 *Streaming available 

Health News and Interviews: This collection of 18 video clips (1 to 2 minutes each) takes a close look at alcohol and tobacco and at addiction. A variety of topics is covered, such as the short- and long-term health risks of binge drinking, fetal damage due to alcohol, brain cell re-growth in recovering alcoholics, DNA damage from smoking, smoking-cessation failure, the DNA of addiction, and cocaine detox via a genetically modified virus.

ALCOHOL CLIPS - Fruit Flies and Alcohol, Booze-Free Brains, Buzzed Brain, Fetal Alcohol Damage, Alcohol and Advertising, Student Drinking, and Teen Drinking.
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
TOBACCO CLIPS - Smoking Damage, Smoking Receptor, Smoking, Stress, and Gender, Smoking and Fertility, Smoking and Ethnicity.
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
ADDICTION CLIPS - Riddle of Addiction, Why Coffee Works, Caffeine Withdrawal, Teens and Steroids, Meth and the Brain, Anti-cocaine Virus.
*Click here to VIEW CLIP 
#12452/0635   27 minutes 2007  $139.95 

This program provides patients and families with an educational overview of co-occurring disorders, offers interviews from people who have them, and discusses ways that patients can participate in treatment to better manage their recovery from both disorders. Included are dramatic vignettes, as well as professional narration, to show a comprehensive look at all the issues of recovery.

*Closed Captioned
#12442/0795   83 minutes 2008  $179.95 *CC 

An amazing new program from the producers of UPPERS, DOWNERS! The reasons that people give up their compulsive use of psychoactive drugs vary, but they almost always include survival! This program explores the phases of recovery - detoxification, initial and long term abstinence and recovery. The neurochemistry of the brain's memory function is examined using compelling animation, providing viewers with completely new insights. Memories are closely tied to relapse and interviews with recovering addicts and treatment professionals provide a window into the most daunting obstacle to any stage of treatment - relapse. Understanding the origin of cravings and learning how to control them is crucial for success.

*Close Captioned
#12399/0410   30 minutes 2009  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Grounded in both addiction science and Twelve Step spirituality, this guided journal and video is designed to serve as a steadfast companion for those facing the challenges and joys of early recovery.

The video features an intimate, candid discussion between best-selling author and recovery advocate William Cope Moyers and a diverse group of people in recovery. By sharing their personal experiences, they give people who are newly sober a breadth of knowledge about what it takes to stay on track.

The journal - consisting of daily inspirational and educational messages, meditations, prayers, and affirmations, as well as space for writing thoughts and feelings - helps readers connect the knowledge that they have drawn from the video to their own experiences with addiction and sobriety.

The Executive Director for the Center for Public Advocacy at Hazelden Foundation, William Cope Moyers is the author of Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption. Jodie Carter is a writer, editor, and video producer who covers the science of addiction and recovery.

*Includes softcover Journal and DVD
*Closed Captioned
#12398/0795   25 minutes 2008  $69.95 *CC 

Featuring valuable case studies and expert commentary, this all encompassing series offers a wide-ranging look at the science and the human face of addiction. Personal stories from drug users and their family members are combined with in-depth perspectives from leading psychologists, drug counselors, and other experts on substance abuse. Educators will find the series format - beginning with a comprehensive overview (86 minutes) followed by 13 short documentaries - helpful for both group discussions and lectures.

*Contains mature themes, occasional explicit language, and some graphic injury footage.

An HBO Production - 14 programs:
ADDICTION: A Comprehensive View (86 minutes)
WHAT IS ADDICTION? (20 minutes)
THE SEARCH FOR DRUG TREATMENT: A Challenging Journey (21 minutes)
OPIATE ADDICTION: Understanding Replacement Therapy (19 minutes)
A MOTHER'S DESPERATION: Resorting to the Law (24 minutes)

*Complete descriptions of each program are available upon request
**Programs can be purchased individually***
#12390/0635  2006  $2,959.95 

Drug-affected newborns enter the world with a host of immediate challenges; one of their earliest allies may be a social worker. This course explores the social worker's role in dealing with the drug-affected newborn and family. Challenges of care, service options, counseling and legislative issues are discussed.

*Closed Captioned

#12367/2035   30 minutes 2004  $459.95 *CC 

Patients with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems pose many challenges to healthcare workers. This program is designed to help healthcare workers assess and treat people with these dual disorders. Topics discussed include strategies and methods for evaluating the dually diagnosed patient, the relationship between psychiatric and psychoactive substance use disorders, and assessment strategies and intervention approaches for patients with dual disorders.

*Closed Captioned

#12366/2035   30 minutes 2007  $459.95 *CC 

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 14 million, or 1 of every 13 adults, abuse alcohol or are alcoholics. This program is designed to explore the concept of addiction, the short-and long-term effects on the body systems, the treatment options and alcohol withdrawal.

*Closed Captioned
#12364/2035   30 minutes 2005  $459.95 *CC 

The six 20 to 30-minute programs in this series are ideal aids to help people struggling with substance abuse understand and apply addiction recovery principles in a simple, fun and unforgettable format. Each video integrates the insights of recovering people, input from Saul Selby (previously the Clinical Director at Hazelden) and Slick, an animated puppet that represents the addicted voice designed to help viewers gain insight into their own self destructive thinking process.

1) DENIAL RECOVERY - Viewers will understand what denial is, why addicts deny their addiction and how to overcome denial.

2) CROSS-ADDICTION AND RECOVERY - Viewers will understand the common temptation to substitute one addictive substance for another and help them recognize the importance of avoiding all mood altering chemicals including alcohol and marijuana. *Click here to VIEW CLIP

3) MOTIVATION AND RECOVERY - Most addicts in early phases of treatment and recovery lack the level of motivation needed to stay drug free. Explores the role of motivation in addiction and recovery. Helps viewers understand why motivation is important, and how to develop and increase their motivation to make changes need to recover from addiction.

4) RELAPSE PREVENTION - Viewers will understand how to anticipate and manage cravings and triggers that cause relapse.

5) AM I AN ADDICT? Many addicts deny their problem because they define addiction in ways that don't parallel their using pattern. Learn the seven DSM criteria for dependence as well as criteria for substance abuse so they can recognize them in themselves.

6) RELATIONSHIP RECOVERY - Perhaps the most important task for people in early recovery is to avoid their 'using' friends and develop new 'healthy' friends.

#12350/1905  2009  $269.95 *Streaming available 

Putting your finger on the trigger of a gun indicates a bullet is about to be fired. For addicted persons, triggers are signals that they are entering a stage that brings them closer to relapse. Whether the client struggles with a substance or behavioral addiction, Dr. Claudia Black asks the viewer to think seriously about triggers and identify warning signs that one is entering a zone of jeopardy.

Claudia sets the foundation for addressing triggers by using the analogy of how triggers are like a roller coaster that once it begins its downward descent, there is no turning back. Staying on the cutting edge of the field of addiction, she describes the relationship of triggers to brain chemistry and how triggers can hijack the brain's thinking and lead to relapse. She reinforces the concept that repeated recovery practices help to rewire the brain.

With the use of eight actors, male and female of all ages, Claudia introduces and discusses six critical triggers:
*Romanticizing the Behavior - glamorizing the using behaviors and in the moment totally forgetting the negative consequences
*Feelings - you can numb them, medicate them, but look at where it gets you
*Loss - from loss conditions to loss events, the goal is not to dwell on them but put them in proper perspective
*Resentments - like burrs under a saddle blanket, if you do not get rid of them, they'll cause an infection
*High Risk Situations - places, people and emotionally charged situations. Are they worth the risk?
*Being One's Own God - are you a Yes But… person? Do you discount what others say? Old tapes begin to play and soon you are back in control.

In conclusion Claudia walks the viewer through a plan of recovery:
*Recognize Your Triggers
*Identify and Build a Support System
*Talk about Triggers and Accept Feedback
*Stay in the Present
*Recognize the Gifts of Recovery, Practice Gratitude Daily
*Trust Your Higher Power Is On Your Side

This video can be utilized with an individual client, in group settings and with families. It is appropriate for all addiction services, ranging from drug courts, to intensive outpatient, residential, extended care, and correctional facilities.

*Handouts relevant to this program can be downloaded
#12316/0110   36 minutes 2009  $229.95Adult *Streaming available 

Persons with PTSD are more than twice as likely to abuse substances as are those in the general population. This program explains this relationship and outlines a strategy for safely treating both conditions. The uses of safe medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and several forms of exposure therapy are described.

*Includes Resource Material
#12247/1420   20 minutes 2009  $169.95 *Streaming available 

Some play for fun, some hope to win a few dollars, but what starts as a game often leads to a devastating addiction. John Eades explains how he got hooked on gambling and the events that finally led to his recovery.

*Closed Captioned
#12226/0203   30 minutes 2005  $149.95 *CC *Streaming available 

Does addiction have a genetic factor? Can any type of addiction be treated medically? What steps can family members take to help a loved one struggling with addiction? This program provides answers to several addiction-related questions, focusing on the complexities of the addictive personality. Viewers will benefit from a case study featuring a patient with a serious gambling addiction, and from a genetics-oriented discussion inspired by two sisters with addictive personalities. Expert commentary comes from Dr. Michael Fingerhood of Johns Hopkins University Hospital, who works with alcohol and drug abusers, and Terrence Shulman, founder of the Shulman Center for Shopping and Shoplifting Addiction Treatment.

#12173/0635   30 minutes 2007  $179.95 *CC 

What does it mean to be a "functioning" alcoholic? How does it feel to struggle with substance abuse day after day? What keeps addicts from truly recovering? This program explores such questions from a range of unconventional viewpoints, creating an honest look at addiction that avoids judgmental or strictly clinical approaches. At the center of the film is Jimmy, a 41-year-old surfer who describes the drinking problem he has had since age 13. The challenges of recovery are also discussed by several experts: a physician, a psychologist, a nutritionist, and a social worker - while unique and insightful commentary is provided by a Native American shaman, a stand-up comedian, and other voices of reason and personal experience.

#12172/0635   47 minutes 2007  $209.95 *CC 

Dr. Joann Peterson, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., Dip. C., Ph.D. spent more than 40 years developing anger / violence interventions for children and adults and collaborated with professionals and agencies across the United States and Canada. What Dr. Peterson found is that strategies to suppress anger often failed when people were under duress.

This series is based on Dr. Peterson's three-day workshop at The Haven Institute in B.C. It stands in sharp contrast to other anger management programs because Dr. Peterson believes anger is a feeling or emotional response to hurt, fear, frustration, helplessness and loss. Since those are natural feelings, she teaches the tools to express them responsibly, separate anger from violence and build safety in all relationships. This leads to: better health, enriched relationships, safer homes, workplaces and communities, and more passion and effectiveness in your life.

The complete ANGER WORKSHOP Series includes thirteen broadcast quality DVD Programs and a 26-page Facilitator Guide and Exercise Book.

Program descriptions are as follows:

Program #1 - IN ANGER'S PATH
Participants share how anger has affected their own lives and relationships. Then they explore their own "Default Style" of expressing and reacting to anger. This awareness is crucial as they progressively engage their own anger and break free of limiting patterns. 30 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

Most of us have very negative connotations when we think about anger because it is often linked historically with violence. In this program, participants are asked to describe what anger has meant to them. Dr. Peterson then explains her own definition and describes the physiological roots and evolution of infantile and adult anger. Then we learn the key distinctions between responsible anger and violence. 26 minutes

When most of us think of violence we conjure up headlines of murder, abuse, bullying and road rage. We often shake our heads at "those people". Here you will learn about the many subtle and more insidious forms of violence including: socially sanctioned, indirect and passive, and direct and active. We also learn a "common language" of responsible anger expression and the path back to humanity. 22 minutes
*Click here to VIEW CLIP

Dr. Peterson created the term 'aggress energy' to define the stepping forward on our own behalf, or that of others, in a bold and energetic manner to engage in responsible anger. Participants learn six exercises that anyone can use to engage their passion in a safe and boundaried context of their own creation. 35 minutes

Program #5 - CLEARINGS
Clearings are a practical tool to express negative feelings and emotions before they build, fester or explode. You will learn the contract for clearings and then watch as participants practice this important "first line of defense". 22 minutes

Program #6 - VESUVIUS
The Vesuvius is another practical tool to express frustrations, resentments and events that have occurred or built up over time. In this program, you will learn to create a 'contract for Vesuvius' and then watch participants express their own. 29 minutes

There are times and deep-rooted issues that are so intense that nothing short of a physical release will truly express them. Participants explore their most recurring issue and are given an opportunity to physically express it using a number of different techniques. You will learn to create a 'contract for physical expression' and see firsthand the cathartic shift that comes from sharing this most vulnerable experience in connection with others. 36 minutes

To function within the context of a society, we must all learn and adhere to certain norms, rules and obligations. The problem is that this often comes at the cost of our 'authentic self'. You will learn how we developmentally evolve away from our that self and how to regain our passion, spontaneity and connection within society. 10 minutes

Boundaries are the contact space between two people and are defined by who we are, how we want to live in the world, what we want more of and what we want less of. In this program, we learn about the enormous range of possibilities that exist between our individual preferences and bottom lines. You will also learn the important distinctions between walls and boundaries, and the impact they have on our relationships. 22 minutes

The common misconception is that we are entitled to have our boundaries respected. Dr. Peterson does not believe this to be true, and believes it's our responsibility to communicate them and act on our own behalf if others won't respect them. In this program, you will learn about the consequences of not honoring your own boundaries and to create and express your own boundary statements. 12 minutes

Safety is a series of individually defined qualities, behaviors and actions. It is NOT a feeling. In this program, you will learn to define what Safety means to you and learn concrete Assessment Tools to prevent conflict from escalating to violence. You will also learn the way back to healing and reconciliation. 10 minutes

Program #12 - TAKING IT HOME
Dr. Peterson recognizes that change doesn't occur instantly, and that you will make mistakes as you familiarize yourself with these tools. Participants explore how they will sabotage themselves and what they're committed to doing when it occurs. You will also learn about the "Anger Junkie" and the importance of looking beneath your own anger to learn from the hurt, fear, frustration, helplessness and loss that we all experience in our lives. 26 minutes

Participants are asked to consider their new connotations of anger and experience a remarkable shift. They are then reminded of the physical, emotional and relational consequences of not expressing their anger. Dr. Peterson believes that there is immense freedom and empowerment in living a response-able life - and that all victims make a choice to be so. 19 minutes

Programs are $159 each or any 5 for $139 each or Series $1,595
#11810/0825  2007  $1,389.95 *Streaming available 

This program describes pathological gambling, a syndrome of out-of-control gambling which causes gamblers enormous financial, legal, marital and other problems. Treatment strategies include financial planning, marital therapy and most importantly, cognitive therapy that addresses the false beliefs shared by most problem gamblers.
#11783/1420   18 minutes 2008  $169.95 *Streaming available 

Cannabis is often regarded as a relatively safe, albeit illegal drug, compared with hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Recently however, there is a growing realization that, for some people at least, cannabis is anything but safe. This program looks at the effect of cannabis on the brain and the devastating consequences for some users.
#11696/0545   27 minutes 2007  $129.95 *CC *Streaming available 

This program deals with couples distrust, couples damage, restoring trust, healing damage and benefits of recovery. A program to help understand how addiction negatively impacts couples' relationships as well as provides strategies to heal those relationships. Inclues interviews with spouses and significant others interspersed with Saul and the puppet Slick who provides humorous, bad advice designed to create conflict in the relationship. 
#11677/1905   60 minutes 2011  $139.95 *Streaming available 

Ex-convicts of all races face formidable odds, but for those who are African-American, conditions are often even more difficult. This documentary traces the experiences of four black ex-inmates over the course of a year, focusing on their challenges with employment, housing, addiction, and reconnecting with family - as well as their participation in the non-traditional African American Program for parolees. Richard, a 36-year-old crack addict, has spent 12 years in and out of the system. Arthur, 45, has been arrested 13 times. Calvin, 49, has served 18 months for drug possession and burglary. And 37-year-old Randy, emerging for the first time after a 16-year murder sentence, is intent on going to college. The parole officers who work with these men are also interviewed.

#11662/0635   47 minutes 2007  $229.95 *CC 

Offers a provocative look into the real-world relationship between drugs and alcohol and teens who get consumed by them. Also offers hope to those trying to quit and examines the role that drugs like marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, alcohol, magic mushrooms and crystal meth play in their lives. Frank and powerful!

*Includes Facilitator's Guide

#11656/0143   26 minutes 2007  $129.95 *Streaming available 

"The public knows all about the drama and chaos of active addiction. What they don't know, understand and appreciate is RECOVERY! This video breaks down the "celebrity only" image and provides a glimpse into the lives of everyday people in recovery. Real people, real recovery." Robert J. Lindsey, M.Ed., CEAP, President and CEO, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)

Get ready for a powerful set of stories to inspire and reinforce the process of recovery from addiction! Viewers learn what others have done to manage triggers, control cravings, and come to terms with their past. Stories cover a range of situations and are presented by a plumber, an ex-con, a father, a transgender, a priest, a mother of two, and a woman who was raped. The real value of these stories are the nuggets of wisdom that can be applied to put addiction recovery into practice. Experience the power of recovery for yourself!!!
#11655/1955   25 minutes 2007  $269.95 *Streaming available 

An intimate portrait of women's substance abuse and journey to recovery; profiles women who have battled against seemingly insurmountable odds and their compulsive behavior as well as those that are making their initial steps in treatment. Explores the heart-wrenching reality of their lives and the bumpy path to recovery; a powerful, unbiased and beautifully photographed documentary.
#11615/0963   26 minutes 2007  $179.95 *Streaming available 

Family participation in treatment enhances a client's progress, especially in the case of young clients. This package is evidence-based adapted from the best-selling intensive outpatient program for adults. Like the adult program, the teen Matrix Model comes with a family component. The Family Program is available separately so you can implement it with existing treatment or outpatient programs.

This 12-week package includes a facilitator's guide, handouts (hard copies and on CD-ROM), and three DVDs: Road Map for Recovery, Triggers and Cravings, and Families in Recovery. The Family Program is divided into two subgroups, one for patients and one for parents/caregivers, providing information in ways that each group responds to best.

*Detailed descriptions of all parts of this program are available
#11550/0795  2007  $589.95 

See Robert Wubbolding utilize his Reality Therapy approach in an actual counseling session with a client struggling with addiction. Watch as Dr. Wubbolding adapts his renowned Reality Therapy approach to work with clients struggling with addictions. His practical and systematic approach helps clients evaluate the effectiveness of current behaviors and focus on practical plans of action for change. In the video, Dr. Wubbolding works with a client whose recovery from cocaine addiction is complicated by depression. Jon Carlson and Judy Lewis introduce Dr. Wubbolding, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.

From watching this video you will:
Develop an understanding of the key aspects of the Reality Therapy model and its relevance in addictions counseling today; Gain insight into Wubbolding's therapy style, and how his systematic approach promotes practical plans of action and change; Learn how to apply the Reality Therapy model to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions and other life challenges. One hour, 47 minutes
#11543/1745   107 minutes 2007  $219.95 

See Barbara S. McCrady work with a couple struggling with addiction in an actual couples therapy session. Dr. McCrady reminds us that alcohol and drug problems always exist in a context that includes families and relationships, and that couples therapy is an important model for working with addictions. Dr. McCrady uses a behavioral approach that helps the client change his or her addictive behaviors, helps the partner learn to respond differently, and helps the couple change the relationship itself. In this video, Dr. McCrady works with a young couple trying to change behaviors related to alcohol and marijuana use. Jon Carlson and Judy Lewis introduce Dr. McCrady, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.

From watching this video, you will:
Develop an understanding of the key concepts of Couples Therapy for Addictions and its relevance in addictions counseling today; Gain insight into McCrady's therapy style, and how she helps clients change their addictions by fostering change in their relationships; Learn how to apply couples therapy to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions. One hour, 56 minutes
#11542/1745   116 minutes 2007  $219.95 

See G. Alan Marlatt utilize his Harm Reduction Therapy approach in an actual counseling session with a client struggling with addiction. Harm Reduction Therapy is an innovative approach that focuses on reducing the harmful consequences of drug use. The therapist accepts the client on his or her own terms and tries to reduce barriers to treatment. In this video, see expert on harm reduction therapy and relapse prevention, Dr. Marlatt, work with a heroin-addicted client who is considering entry into a methadone program. Jon Carlson and Judy Lewis introduce Dr. Marlatt, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.

From watching this video you will learn how to:
Develop an understanding of the key aspects of the Harm Reduction Therapy model and its relevance in addictions counseling today; Gain insight into Marlatt's therapy style, and how he promotes change by helping clients reduce the harmful aspects of their drug use; Learn how to apply the Harm Reduction Therapy model to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions. One hour, 55 minutes
#11541/1745   115 minutes 2007  $219.95 

See Joan Ellen Zweben demonstrate how to integrate therapy with 12-step programs in an actual counseling session with a client struggling with addiction. Psychotherapy and 12-step groups have complimentary roles in a client's process of recovery, so illustrates expert on addictions Dr. Zweben as she focuses on the role of such groups as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous within the therapy session. In this video, Dr. Zweben works with a Desert Storm veteran who is currently drinking and who is considering the possibility of contacting Alcoholics Anonymous. Jon Carlson and Judy Lewis introduce Dr. Zweben, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.

From watching this video you will:
Develop an understanding of the key techniques of integrating therapy with 12-step programs and its relevance in addictions counseling today; Gain insight into Zweben's therapy style, and how she uses the complimentary roles of psychotherapy and 12-step programs to facilitate change; Learn how to integrate therapy with 12-step programs to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions. One hour, 54 minutes
#11539/1745   114 minutes 2007  $219.95 

See Bruce S. Liese utilize his Cognitive Therapy approach in an actual counseling session with a client struggling with addiction. Watch Dr. Liese demonstrate his cognitive therapy approach for addictions, as he collaborates with the client to identify and change the thought patterns and maladaptive beliefs that relate to addictive behaviors and lead to substance abuse. In this video, Dr. Liese works with a client whose issues include alcohol abuse, cocaine abuse and involvement in the criminal justice system. Jon Carlson and Judy Lewis introduce Dr. Liese, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.

From watching this video, you will:
Develop an understanding of the key concepts of Cognitive Therapy for Addictions and its relevance in addictions counseling today; Gain insight into Liese's therapy style and how he works with clients to modify thought patterns and beliefs, leading to change in addictive behaviors; Learn how to apply cognitive therapy to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions and other life challenges. One hour, 55 minutes
#11538/1745   115 minutes 2007  $219.95 

See William R. Miller utilize Motivational Interviewing in an actual counseling session with a client struggling with addiction. Dr. Miller demonstrates how Motivational Interviewing helps people resolve their ambivalence about changing addictive behaviors. The therapist creates an atmosphere that is conducive to change by expressing empathy and encouragement, rolling with resistance, and helping the client explore the gaps between their current behaviors and the life they would like to lead. In this video, Dr. Miller works with a client who is considering changing his alcohol use and smoking habits. Jon Carlson and Judy Lewis introduce Dr. Norcross, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.

From watching this video, you will:
Develop an understanding of the key concepts of Motivational Interviewing and its relevance in addictions counseling today; Gain insight into William R. Miller's therapy style, and how he fosters change by utilizing empathy, exploration and encouragement; Learn how to apply Motivational Interviewing to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions and other life challenges.
#11537/1745   102 minutes 2007  $219.95 

See John C. Norcross utilize the Stages of Change model in an actual counseling session with a client struggling with addiction. Years of research by Dr. Norcross and his colleagues have helped to identify the stages people go through in addressing and confronting addictions. In a psychotherapy based on this model, strategies and relationship stances are matched to the individual client's stage. See Dr. Norcross demonstrate the Stages of Change model in this video as he works with a client who is in early recovery from cocaine addiction and contemplating changing his use of alcohol. Jon Carlson and Judy Lewis introduce Dr. Norcross, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.

From watching this video you will learn how to:
Develop an understanding of the key aspects of the Stages of Change model and its relevance in addictions counseling today; Gain insight into Norcross' therapy style, and how he promotes change by addressing the client's stage of addiction; and, Learn how to apply the Stages of Change model to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions and other life challenges. One hour 6 minutes
#11536/1745   66 minutes 2007  $219.95 

A seven part series featuring some of the greatest addiction and brief therapy experts of our time. See how leading addictions counselors use different tools and techniques in treating this challenging population.

Years of research by Dr. Norcross and his colleagues have helped to identify the stages people go through in addressing and confronting addictions. In a psychotherapy based on this model, strategies and relationship stances are matched to the individual client's stage. See Dr. Norcross works with a client who is in early recovery from cocaine addiction and contemplating changing his use of alcohol. 66 minutes #11536

Dr. Miller demonstrates how Motivational Interviewing helps people resolve their ambivalence about changing addictive behaviors. The therapist creates an atmosphere that is conducive to change by expressing empathy and encouragement, rolling with resistance, and helping the client explore the gaps between their current behaviors and the life they would like to lead. In this video, Dr. Miller works with a client who is considering changing his alcohol use and smoking habits. 102 minutes #11537

3. COGNITIVE THERAPY with Bruce S. Liese
Watch Dr. Liese demonstrate his cognitive therapy approach for addictions, as he collaborates with the client to identify and change the thought patterns and maladaptive beliefs that relate to addictive behaviors and lead to substance abuse. In this video, Dr. Liese works with a client whose issues include alcohol abuse, cocaine abuse and involvement in the criminal justice system. 115 minutes #11538

Psychotherapy and 12-step groups have complimentary roles in a client's process of recovery, so illustrates expert on addictions Dr. Zweben as she focuses on the role of such groups as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous within the therapy session. In this video, Dr. Zweben works with a Desert Storm veteran who is currently drinking and who is considering the possibility of contacting Alcoholics Anonymous. 114 minutes #11539

Harm Reduction Therapy is an innovative approach that focuses on reducing the harmful consequences of drug use. The therapist accepts the client on his or her own terms and tries to reduce barriers to treatment. In this video, see expert on harm reduction therapy and relapse prevention, Dr. Marlatt, work with a heroin-addicted client who is considering entry into a methadone program. 115 minutes #11541

Dr. McCrady reminds us that alcohol and drug problems always exist in a context that includes families and relationships, and that couples therapy is an important model for working with addictions. Dr. McCrady uses a behavioral approach that helps the client change his or her addictive behaviors, helps the partner learn to respond differently, and helps the couple change the relationship itself. In this video, Dr. McCrady works with a young couple trying to change behaviors related to alcohol and marijuana use. 116 minutes #11542

Watch as Dr. Wubbolding adapts his renowned Reality Therapy approach to work with clients struggling with addictions. His practical and systematic approach helps clients evaluate the effectiveness of current behaviors and focus on practical plans of action for change. In the video, Dr. Wubbolding works with a client whose recovery from cocaine addiction is complicated by depression. 107 minutes #11543

*Each program includes an Instructor's Guide
*Titles are also available for purchase separately
#11535/1745  2007  $1,299.95 

By the year 2020, it is expected that over a 60% increase in people aged 50 and over will be needing substance abuse treatment. Compared to adults whose drug use began in the 1960s, this future audience faces an increased risk of comorbid diseases and mental health consequences. Considered leading authorities on this client population, Frederic Blow and David Oslin present evidence-based strategies.This program is essential for treatment centers, nursing homes, and community service centers.

Frederick Blow, Ph.D., directs the Department of Veteran Affairs division of the Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. David Oslin, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Both authors co-chair the Huss Research Chair at Hazelden, conducting research on the topic of older adults and alcohol and drug abuse.

*Includes a 104-page Clinician's Manual written by Blow and Oslin and a test that allows you to earn continuing education contact hours.

"Recent research has demonstrated the benefits or efficacy of both psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for older adults. Emerging evidence shows that reduction in alcohol use among older adults with alcohol dependence can lead to improvement in the quality of their lives." Frederic Blow and David Oslin
#11321/0795   35 minutes 2007  $249.95 *CC 

Women's treatment involves more than simply providing women-only group settings. Program content, staff selection, and even site selection are all components of an environment in which gender-responsive treatment thrives.

In this program, Stephanie S. Covington explains how to create effective recovery services for women and girls; services that reflect an understanding of the realities of their lives and address their unique challenges and strengths. Dr. Covington's comprehensive, integrated approach is based on years of theory, research, and clinical experience.

*Includes a video workshop on DVD, a 104-page clinician's manual written by Covington

Stephanie S. Covington is recognized for her pioneering work in women's issues for treatment and criminal justice settings. She has conducted seminars worldwide on addiction, sexuality, families, and relationships. She is an advocate for women's programs that are gender-responsive. Practical and sensitive in nature, Dr. Covington's seminars equip professionals to better work with personal, institutional, and societal changes.

"The keys to developing effective treatment for women are acknowledging and understanding their life experiences and the impact of living as a woman in a male-based society. In other words, gender awareness must be part of the clinical perspective." --Stephanie S. Covington

Treating Co-occurring Disorders by Robert E. Drake, Ph.D
Brief Intervention by Ken Winters Ph.D
Methamphetamine: New Knowledge, New Treatments by Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D
Stages of Change and Addiction by Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D
Older Adults and Addiction by Federic Blow, Ph.D, & David Oslin, M.D
Applying ASAM Criteria by David Mee-Lee, M.D. & Kathyleen Tomlin.
#11304/0795   75 minutes 2007  $309.95 *CC 

Finding the time and funds to attend conferences or to earn continuing education contact hours isn't always possible. The Hazelden Clinical Innovators Series makes it easier for you. The need for standardized client care was recognized in 1991, when the American Society of Addiction Medicine published its Patient Placement Criteria for treating psychoactive substance use disorders.

The latest revision of the ASAM-PPC-2R manual takes on renewed importance with today's emphasis on evidence-based practice. In this DVD, David Mee-Lee presents a clear and concise overview of the latest ASAM criteria. You'll learn to:
*Use those criteria to support sound clinical perspectives
*Validate key thoughts
*Explore new ways of viewing your work without negating your current services.

*Includes a video workshop on DVD, a 104-page clinician's manual written by Mee-Lee and Tomlin and a test that allows you to earn 10 continuing education hours. Closed Captioned

A board-certified psychiatrist, David Mee-Lee coauthored the first and second editions of the ASAM criteria. He has over 25 years of experience with co-occurring disorders treatment and program development.

Since 1974, Kathyleen M. Tomlin has worked in the addictions treatment and prevention field as a counselor, administrator, educator, and consultant. She specializes in treating adolescents and their families who are affected by addiction and multiple DSM diagnoses.

"Providers are invited to change how they do their work, receive their clients, and ultimately advocate for clients" lives. These requests present new ways of thinking, challenging the professional community to adopt and adapt without losing what it values and believes to be effective." David Mee-Lee

Treating Co-occurring Disorders by Robert E. Drake, Ph.D
Brief Intervention by Ken Winters Ph.D
Methamphetamine: New Knowledge, New Treatments by Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D
Stages of Change and Addiction by Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D
Women and Addiction by Stephanie Covington, Ph.D
Older Adults and Addiction by Federic Blow, Ph.D, & David Oslin, M.D.
#11303/0795   75 minutes 2007  $249.95 *CC 

Sex, drugs, and food - only a few of the means by which hepatitis hijacks and quietly assaults the human body. This series presents valuable facts about the causes of, and treatments for, the stealthy virus; it also features case studies that offer a real-world perspective on the globe-spanning disease. Pushing beyond the level of a medical primer, the series will enrich studies in substance abuse treatment, child care, restaurant training, and much more. There are three 23-minute programs:

UNDERSTANDING HEPATITIS A - Although it’s the least menacing type of hepatitis, the virus strain known as HAV should not be underestimated. This program focuses on the causes and typical treatments for Hepatitis A and guides viewers through the different levels of danger that the virus poses to victims. Medical experts - including Dr. Harold Margolis, Former Chief of the CDC Hepatitis Branch, Dr. Jay Keystone of the University of Toronto, and travel medicine specialist Dr. Bradley Connor - explain the basic science behind HAV infections, describe common symptoms, and spell out preventive and palliative strategies. Also, a traveling businessman describes his frustrating experiences with Hepatitis A.
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
UNDERSTANDING HEPATITIS B - More harmful and resilient than its alphabetic precursor, Hepatitis B is usually transmitted sexually or through other close bodily contact. This program explains what distinguishes HBV from other hepatitis strains, how it can infect the human body and still go undetected for decades, and how it can be prevented with vaccines. Physicians specializing in hepatitis research and care - including Dr. Robert Perrillo of the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Dr. Anna Lock of the University of Michigan Medical Center, and Dr. Frank Mahoney, chief of the CDC’s Hepatitis Prevention Unit - outline both successful and tragic case studies and guide viewers through the public health benefits of HBV education and immunization programs.
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
UNDERSTANDING HEPATITIS C - Most people associate cirrhosis with alcoholism - but another cause of liver scarring and failure is HCV, one of the most severe strains of hepatitis. This program provides a basic medical understanding of the virus, presents various ways that it is transmitted, and explores what many call a groundbreaking method of Hepatitis C treatment. Veteran researchers and doctors - Professor Eugene Shiff of the University of Miami Center of Liver Disease, Dr. Ira Jacobson of Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Beth P. Bell of the CDC, and others - describe typical HCV danger zones and causes and the pronounced risk of liver damage that the virus represents. Advanced antiviral therapies combining interferon and ribavirin are also discussed.
*Click here to VIEW CLIP
#11175/0635  2007  $369.95 

In these two important programs, Earnie Larsen focuses on the "new face of courage" needed by many returning service personnel to successfully integrate. Many of the qualities imprinted during military training necessary for success in war become obstacles to peaceful, successful integration at home. Overriding the power of those qualities takes as true a warrior as war demanded. And eventually it all ends up at the table of relationships.

Part One - THE NEW FACE OF COURAGE - Trauma changes people. War is continual trauma. War changes people. This program is about the new courage required for successful reintegration after the war. 28 minutes

Part Two - MAKING RELATIONSHIPS WORK NOW - Successful reintegration eventually is about relationships. Whether the relationships are with self or others they require skills. These skills can be learned. They also can be blocked by deeply ingrained habits. Overcoming these blocking habits and rising up to new skills requires the highest kind of courage. 28 minutes
#11130/1295  2007  $489.95 *Streaming available 

This five part video series from Earnie Larsen focuses on the "exact nature" of recovery according to the Founders. The Founders focused on the famous "hole in the soul" as the place to start understanding both addiction and recovery. Their focus was the radical inner change, though this change is often slow and never perfect, that alone has the power to not only arrest addiction but also move the recovering person into the life of The Promises. Much of their focus has been lost over the years. Perhaps it is time to return to their vision.

THE BASICS - The Founders had very clear ideas about what the "Problem" was, what the Solution to the Problem was, and exactly how to work the Steps. Has that clear vision been lost? 25 minutes

WORKING THE STEPS - Understanding "working the Steps" in the context of how the Founders saw both the problem and the solution adds a dimension to the steps often missed today. Learn the connection between "working the Steps" and "having a spiritual awakening". 26 minutes

EMOTIONAL MANAGEMENT - Emotional management is a key element of quality recovery. It's important to understand that "sometimes feelings lie". Knowing the difference between the "old lie" and the "new truth" is critical to the kind of recovery the Founders envisioned. 29 minutes

WORKING YOUR PERSONAL PROGRAM - Program means practice. Connecting the dots between understanding "the solution" and creating a "spiritual awakening" are important elements in establishing the kind of recovery the Founders developed. 28 minutes

HEALING THE DEEPER HURT: Stage III Recovery - Early childhood trauma profoundly affects recovery. If childhood trauma is part of a recovering person's experience, then they must take that into account to achieve the serenity of recovery and then to offer "strength and hope" to those coming along behind them. 27 minutes

*Programs are also available separately
#11125/1295  2007  $1,149.95 *Streaming available 

This program provides a unique glimpse into the world of peer pressure, parties and alcohol and drug use in high school. Viewers will hear from youth who made the choice to use drugs and alcohol and then found themselves forever changed. These young people speak candidly about what happened and where it took them. Others talk about what they like to do to have fun and what matters to them. The goal of "High School Confidential" is to reduce substance misuse and to improve overall health through exploration of effective ways of managing stress instead of trying to "cope with dope" and how youth can get a rush of excitement using activities instead of substances.

"This is a drug and alcohol education/prevention video with a difference," says Kevin Letourneau, Program Manager of PACS Counselling Programs. It faces the fact that alcohol and drugs are readily available in most high schools. Teens discuss a number of substances including tobacco, marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine and crystal meth. Risks associated with going to parties and drinking are highlighted.

This video is accompanied by a survey form. Please click on HSC Survey form to view it
#11114/1735   25 minutes 2007  $149.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 

Revised and expanded, this new version is designed specifically for first-time DUI / DWI offenders and has been developed with consultation from Stephen M. Simon, J.D., Founder and Director of the Minnesota Criminal Justice System DWI Task Force.

Along with the DVD, this new program now includes a CD-ROM that contains a facilitator's guide, presentation materials, and reproducible client handouts to enhance the educational impact of the powerful video. The revised print component features the most current statistics and the latest information about drinking and driving under the influence. It is ideal for adult offenders and provides compelling content and no-nonsense information in a way that offers an alternative to the ineffective stereotypical scare tactic programs that are often used.

The DVD is a short, but powerful video. Features four real stories from real people - Debbie, Nick, Andrew, and Cameron. In between the story-telling, a clinical expert gives viewers information in easy-to-understand language, about how we are physically and mentally impaired by alcohol and other drug use, and the consequences of that impairment on driving. The DVD is divided into five segments:
1. WHAT HAPPENED? The narrators begin by discussing their immediate feelings upon being arrested for their DWI/DUI. Often this is shame and embarrassment, and a resolve to not let it happen again.
2. WHAT THE NUMBERS MEAN. Dr. Brad Hernandez educates viewers about blood alcohol content related to level of impairment and what happens to driving abilities when alcohol or drugs are used.
3. A DANGEROUS COMBINATION. This segment details some of the dangers of driving under the influence of prescription medications or illicit drugs alone, or along with any alcohol consumption.
4. PAYING THE PRICE. Explains the consequences - human, legal, and financial, of a DUI/DWI arrest. Each narrator talks about the price they paid, and are still paying.
4. DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. This final segment leaves the narrators in the present. From their current vantage point they clearly see things differently than they did at the time of their arrest.

Each narrator takes the viewer on a short journey-from the circumstances of their arrest, to what the future holds. For each of the five segments, statistics appear on the screen that often contradict what the story tellers initially thought or believed, and tell the real story - of how quickly and severely judgment is impaired when using one or more substances, of how many people reoffend despite their initial best intentions, or of how severe and long-lasting the consequences of being arrested for a DWI/DUI often are.
#10747/0795   18 minutes 2010  $139.95 *CC 

Now updated to include social media, this very popular title is aimed at young adults and teenagers who seem to have adopted 'overloading' the system with alcohol as a rite of passage in many party situations, this video clearly demonstrates how very X-TREME the consequences can actually be. Although some participants may wish to tempt fate and cannot be reached by the facts, many others naively get caught up in the behavior due to lack of knowledge and really have no idea how dangerous their actions actually are. This program lays out those facts clearly and truthfully from emergency room medical staff, parents and friends of dead victims, as well as specialists in alcohol poisoning.

*Includes Discussion Guide
*Also in Spanish
#9538/0505   28 minutes 2010  $139.95  Grades 7 to Adult 

Now updated to include social media, this very popular title points out how marijuana plays a key role in addiction by introducing users to illegal drugs. Because marijuana has mind-altering properties, it is certainly considered to be the launching pad for hard drugs for many people. The video combines hard-hitting teen interviews and the presentation of a probation officer and former addict whose brother was murdered by a dealer while buying pot.

* Includes discussion guide.
#9537/0505   28 minutes 2010  $139.95  Grades 7 to 12 

"Excellent overall! Great scope meaningful speakers. Perfect for courses in substance abuse as well as client education groups. One of the best I've ever seen!" Dr. Noah Young, Clinical Supervisor Mental Health Services, Tarzana Treatment Center & Psychiatric Hospital

"One of the first films I've seen that addresses the entire spectrum of addiction. Can be used effectively in a number of venues." Michael Stubler, M.A., CRC Chemical Dependency, Counselor Education, Penn State University-Altoona

A newly updated video with fresh graphics, creative animations, and current research information presents viewers with an overview of the biological and environmental reasons people become addicted to alcohol, tobacco, prescription medications, illegal drugs, or engage in compulsive behaviors. Appropriate for client groups, professional training, and counselor education.

*Close Captioned
#9095/0410   33 minutes 2011  $269.95 *CC *Streaming available 

*WINNER! Intermedia GOLD GLOBE Award
Now updated to include social media!
Charismatic high school students present to middle school students some groundbreaking information about the effects of alcohol on developing brains. New studies show that the brain is a complex organ that builds its basic capacities and potential for the future during adolescent years. Alcohol use during this time has a major impact because it disrupts the growing brain’s plasticity (encoding and programming progress), which in turn impairs its response to stimuli essential to learning and memory. There is now evidence that the brain continues to develop until the age of 24, three years past the "legal" drinking age. The message to middle school students in this peer education video is clear: Alcohol use is not healthy and not cool; most kids do not use it; and those who do risk irreversible damage to their developing brains.

*Includes Presenter's Resource Guidebook
#8111/0505   17 minutes 2010  $139.95  Grades 5 to 9 

Chronicles the almost-classic deterioration of a family because of alcoholism...arguing, tears, frustration, denial. In a series of emotion-packed scenes, we see what happens when the wife accepts the problem and joins Al-Anon. Winner of many awards including CINE GOLDEN EAGLE. 
#4260/1835   54 minutes 1978  $249.95 *Streaming available 

This program dramatizes the excuses violent offenders use to justify their behavior. Viewers are also shown how often violence has a direct correlation to substance abuse. Scenarios demonstrate the thinking patterns that commonly lead to violence, while explaining how to analyze those patterns and find alternatives to them. From this powerful presentation, viewers begin to see that violence is an intentional act, and that they really aren't the victims that many of them claim (and some actually believe) themselves to be.
#3838/0795   21 minutes 1996  $179.95 

***Excellent Program About the Dangers of Smoking*** Newly Updated
Patrick Reynolds' father died from the product that made the family fortune - cigarettes! In this program, Reynolds, grandson of tobacco company founder R.J. Reynolds and an anti-smoking advocate and renowned speaker, addresses a high school audience with a dynamic presentation enlivened by videos, posters, and slides. Amusing and effective take-offs of popular cigarette ads catch the audience's attention. This production, with its humor and varied format, is a powerful reminder of all the reasons to avoid tobacco and a useful resource for drug and tobacco education programs in middle and high schools 
#1218/1405   38 minutes 2011  $139.95  Grades 7 to 12 *Streaming available 

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