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Purvez, Akhtar

Summary: Dr. Akhtar Purvez offers basic information about pain and pain conditions and considers how we approach pain from cultural, biological, and medical perspectives. He discusses the latest minimally invasive, interventional approaches like nerve blocks and ablation procedures, and neuromodulation techniques like peripheral nerve, spinal cord, and brain stimulation. The uses of marijuana and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2018

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Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: NAWS 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.29 NAR

Summary: Over-the-counter medications provide a ready supply of potentially harmful substances to uninformed consumers and possible abusers alike. After opening with a general discussion of addiction and the personality type that commonly falls prey to addiction, this program examines non-prescription pharmaceutical drugs and their capacity for misuse and abuse. The inherent risks of drug abuse are...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Investigates the meth rampage in America: the appalling impact on individuals, families and communities, and the difficult of controlling an essential ingredient in meth - ephedrine and pseudoephedrine - sold legally in over-the-counter cold remedies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MET

Summary: The human body manufactures its own painkillers to ensure survival when injured. This program shows how opium and its derivatives, heroin and morphine, hijack that natural pain-numbing ability. Illustrating the brain's ability to alter its own chemistry when attacked by drugs, the program depicts the process by which brain receptors become desensitized and thus addicted. Tranquilizers-and the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Although marijuana is often considered a "soft" drug, recent studies suggest that it is anything but safe-especially for young people. This program examines cannabis in the same context as harder drugs and reveals the devastating consequences of becoming addicted in childhood or adolescence. Stories from teenagers and young adults provide an unflinching look at how a user gets hooked and grows...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: It leads to bad breath, yellow teeth, and black lungs-so why is smoking such a popular pastime? What enables the tobacco companies to snare young consumers so effectively? How do advertising, Hollywood imagery, and peer pressure fit into the equation? This program explores the cold, hard facts about cigarette smoking, including legal issues surrounding it and the impact it can have on both...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Aimed at young people as well as teachers, counselors, and parents, this program explores the threat of party drugs in a nonjudgmental way, encouraging young people to make responsible choices. It looks at a range of popular party drugs-including alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy, amphetamines, and LSD-and contrasts their medical applications with their typical recreational uses and abuses. Young...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Convicted child molester Jonathan Hawes is a marked man. Although out on parole and free to live wherever he chooses, he is regarded by his neighbors with suspicion, fear, and animosity. In part one of this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel, Jonathan Hawes' parole officer, two of Hawes' neighbors, and a woman who blocked Hawes' attempt to move into her neighborhood address the impact of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Drink spiking has become a social and health problem of alarming proportions. This program explains what drink spiking is and helps students recognize situations that may increase vulnerability to drink spiking and date rape. Highlighting the growing prevalence of the crime, the video uses case studies to illustrate when and where the offense is likely to occur and profiles the type of people...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: High-dose pain management therapy involving narcotics has placed doctors and patients under scrutiny by federal regulators. Is the Drug Enforcement Administration simply cracking down on criminal overprescription and prescription forgery, or is it unfairly targeting doctors for merely doing their jobs, and punishing people with chronic pain? This ABC News program weighs in on the question...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In terms of lost and reduced productivity, migraines cost U.S. employers more than

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Phelps, James R.

Summary: "Though the DSM discusses the criteria for mood disorders in absolute terms--either present or absent--professionals are aware that while such dichotomies are useful for teaching, they are not always true in practice. Recent genetic data support clinicians' longstanding recognition that a continuum of mood disorders between unipolar and bipolar better matches reality than a yes/no,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.895 PHE

Summary: Set in the Canadian addiction treatment center of Edgewood, this program explores the private world of substance abuse rehabilitation through the eyes of six addicts and their families. Despite varied backgrounds, the goal of these patients is to turn their backs on substance dependence by facing their addiction and to arrive clean and sober to Cake Night, the monthly celebration of recovery....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Recent statistics from the DEA indicate that approximately one in ten children of ages 12 through 17 is currently using illicit drugs. This program investigates the ever-growing demand in the United States for illegal drugs, with a special focus on heroin, crack cocaine, and other substances currently in vogue. The reasons abusers give for turning to drugs are considered, as well as the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Simmons, Steven P.

Summary: Have you ever spent 10 minutes looking for your reading glasses, and they were on the top of your head? Or, have you walked into a room and forgotten why you went there? Most people, even younger ones, have had these experiences but when should such instances be something of concern? What are the normal signs of aging? Is there anything you can do to maintain your brain health as you age? Brain...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.8 SIM

Summary: In this program, three well-meaning friends take their buddy Bryant "HairKutt" Johnson to a remote cabin for a week of improvised detox in the hope of helping him break his 15-year addiction to heroin. But when withdrawal turns to internal bleeding and life-threatening dehydration, they have to rush him to a hospital, where life and death hang in the balance. HairKutt survives, but becomes...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: When seven police officers decided that patrolling their beat wasn't providing enough of a deterrent for would-be drug users, they began to videotape it as well, creating a powerful educational tool to help prevent drug use among teenagers. This gritty program gives people with addictions a voice as they talk openly about who they are and how they ended up on the streets. Through their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Physiological differences between women and men place women at greater risk for physical complications from alcoholism. This program from The Doctor Is In profiles several women from different backgrounds and age groups who are in recovery from that disease. Interviews with medical experts include Michelle Lauria, M.D., of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Patrice Muchowski, Sc.D., of AdCare...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Danielle's father is an alcoholic, as are both of Luke's parents. Nicole's mother is recovering from crack cocaine addiction. How have these teenagers dealt with such overwhelming conditions? This video explores the emotional confusion and trauma affecting children of substance abusers, showing how many young people are able to break the cycle of addiction and create a healthy pattern for their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: "'Is addiction really a disease?' In this high-definition video essay, Kevin McCauley explores the arguments for and against this vital debate, reviewing the latest neuroscientific research about addiction along the way. Using the spectacular landscape of Utah's State and National Parks to describe the brain areas involved in addiction, Dr. McCauley turns complex neuroscientific concepts into...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Institute for Addiction Study 2009

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Summary: With no lack of people willing to cash in on smuggling drugs into the U.S., reducing user demand is the key to unraveling America's drug problem. In this ABC News program, three recovering teenage substance abusers candidly reflect on their experiences with drugs. Topics include how they deceived their parents for years at a time, stole money from family and friends to pay for their habits,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Glasser, Judith M.

Summary: Explains the causes of different feelings and offers practical advice and activities for regulating emotions, staying out of the "upset zone," and problem solving to counter negative emotions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amer Psychological Assn 2014

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Summary: Like most addictions, this one starts as a way of coping with emotional pain. But cutting-the habit of self-injury on the rise among teenagers, especially girls-is a sign of deep-seated anxiety and self-hatred that no one can cope with alone. This video examines the distressing, ritualized behavior and explores how parents, friends, guidance counselors, and those who cut themselves can work...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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