Substance Abuse / Addiction
Bevel Up: Drugs, Users & Outreach Nursing
How can nurses deliver effective and compassionate healthcare to drug users? This compelling documentary follows a team of "street nurses" as they reach out to prevent AIDS and other STDs by going directly to the young people, sex workers, and homeless men and women living in the alleys, shelters, and skid row hotels of the inner city.
Carved from the Heart
When native carver Stan Marsden decided to create a totem pole in his son's memory, the project became a focus for the entire community's need to deal with loss, tragedy and healing.
Crystal Fear, Crystal Clear
Methamphetamine, or crystal meth, has become the drug of choice for teenagers in small towns across North America. Highly addictive, cheap, and easy to get, it can cause psychosis, permanent brain damage, and even death. This program documents a year in the lives of three families devastated by this powerful, seductive drug.
Dealing with the Demon
Three-episode series that interweaves contemporary human stories with crucial scenes from the history of the drug trade, providing a provocative and timely commentary from which to view the ongoing debate.
Gambling Boys (New Release)
Looks at the growing problem of gambling addiction among teenagers.
The Gospel According to Mr. Allen
The staff of the Addicts Rehabilitation Center struggle to give addicts a sense of dignity and hope as they try to break the harsh grip of drugs.
Helping the Impaired Pharmacist
Drug abuse by pharmacists impacts not only their own lives but the lives and health of their patients. This effective training program helps colleagues and employers to recognize the signs of abuse, and encourages them to intervene as early as possible.
Helping the Impaired Physician
Substance abuse is a widespread problem for physicians; it can destroy lives and careers as well as placing patients at risk. This effective training program helps colleagues and employers to recognize the signs of addiction, and encourages them to intervene as early as possible.
Not A Game
A stark, graphic warning about crystal meth aimed especially at pre-teens and younger children who might be influenced by older kids to "experiment." Classroom scenes show students practicing "refusal skills," and a plain-talking physician asks "What part of your brain would you like to do without?"
Nuestra Salud: Lesbianas Latinas Rompiendo Barreras
A six-part Spanish-language series promoting preventive care and wellness for Latina lesbians. Individual programs deal with mental health, addiction, preventive care, breast self-examination, safer sex and STD's, and domestic violence. English subtitles.
Nurses: The Web of Denial
Celebrates the strength and tenacity of nurses who are in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, while emphasizing the need for supports within the profession.
Pain Management or Drug Abuse
An engaging training video for law enforcement officers involved in investigation of drug diversion. It offers practical tips and guidelines that will help them distinguish between legitimate medical practice and behavior that may warrant an investigation.
Preventing Drug Diversion: A Program for Pharmacists
Pharmacists have a responsibility to prevent diversion of drugs into the street market. This entertaining video will help train them to distinguish con men and addicts from legitimate patients without increasing costs or compromising patient care.
Preventing Drug Diversion: A Program for Physicians
This dramatic and engaging training film will teach physicians and other healthcare professionals to avoid drug diversion by addicts and recreational drug users without unduly increasing costs and without compromising patient care.
The dramatic story of one teenage drug addict and runaway highlights a unique, 12-month alcohol and drug therapy program which treats both the abuser and his or her parents.
A Sentence for Two
Women who deliver babies in prison have few options; if they can’t find a family member to care for the infant, they will need to place it in foster care, or choose adoption — possibly never to be reunited. This film contrasts the stories of four Oregon inmates with a New York prison nursery where Dr. Mary Byrne has been studying infant development during the first year of life in prison.
Straight Up Life
Exploring the growing problem of "dual diagnosis," this video follows several young people in a program for drug and alcohol abusers who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
Thwarting the Illicit Drug Seeker
This comprehensive training video offers dentists and their staff simple steps that will help them to distinguish addicts and con artists from legitimate patients, and to avoid diversion of controlled drugs to the street market.
Training Parent Facilitators
How can hospitals accommodate parents’ wish to support their children during invasive procedures or resuscitation, while ensuring that clinicians can deliver optimum care? This video documents an innovative training program for “parent facilitators.” It uses realistic simulations in which staff members interact with specially trained actors portraying the parents of a sick or injured child undergoing emergency treatment.
When Gambling is No Longer Fun
Gambling can seem like an innocent way for retirees and other older adults to spend free time, have a little fun, meet new people. But what happens when the urge to gamble goes past entertainment to addiction?
Women: Coming Out of the Shadows
Ten women, of all ages and from all walks of life, share their stories of alcohol addiction and recovery.
This short video follows two drug users through a groundbreaking program that teaches the signs of drug overdose and the basic CPR needed to save lives. In an unusual and controversial approach, the DOPE program also prescribes the antidote Narcan directly to drug users.