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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.

#15738/0410  BEYOND OPIATES
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 the recent rise of 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

"Pressure over grades and competition for college admissions are encouraging students to abuse prescription stimulants" but the problem usage can go way beyond few late night study sessions. 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.

#15932/0645  IN REAL LIFE
"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? INTERNET ADDICTION!? The only LIFE they've ever known?! 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? *** A SPECIAL SCHOOL AND NON-PROFIT PRICE IS AVAILABLE

#15931/1416  NEVER ENOUGH: Do you own your stuff? Or does it own you?
"Highly recommended for use in both graduate and undergraduate classrooms." Judith Pascoe, Professor of English, Iowa State University NEVER ENOUGH is an award-winning provocative and moving examination of the human tendency to accumulate physical objects - a meditation on hoarding, clutter, collecting and people's relationships with their material possessions - materialism, consumerism, mental illness and the social fabric of our lives. NEVER ENOUGH will stimulate discussion in a variety of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, psychology, and cultural studies. *Closed Captioned "The people and their obsessions are tenderly presented, and the links between these folks and the ethos of the broader consumer culture are astounding. In the classroom I have no doubt that this film will lead to energetic discussions about compulsive hoarders and the inner life of American consumer society in general." Stuart Ewen, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and History, CUNY Graduate Center

#9037/0410  PRESCRIPTION AND OTC DRUGS: Misuse and Abuse
These drugs are powerful! Stars, pundits, entire communities are found to be totally addicted to what were SUPPOSED to be substances created for clearly medical administration. Lives are bent totally out of shape by them. What makes them so powerful and obviously irresistible?

The abuse of prescription drugs is unfortunately sometimes overlooked. And yet these are some of the most potent and potentially most addictive and destructive drugs available. This program describes the different kinds of prescription drugs that are abused such as CNS depressants, opiates, and stimulants. Addiction mechanisms, brain chemistry and behaviors are explained so that viewers begin to understand how use turns to abuse and then to addiction. Techniques for prevention and treatment are also discussed. *Includes Guide

#9346/0635  SMALL TOWN ECSTASY: Getting High with Dad
Think party drugs like ecstasy are just for kids? Addiction to them just for inner city types? Think again! Viewers witness the self-destruction of a white middle-class husband and father who goes so far as to try to take his children down with him! Brutal!

#16008/1047  WEB JUNKIE
*NOMINATED - GRAND JURY PRIZE - WORLD CINEMA, DOCUMENTARY - SUNDANCE FESTIVAL 2014 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. *Sub-titled 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.


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