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Lahey, Jessica

Summary: A comprehensive reference for parents and educators explains the origins of substance abuse while offering advice for how to identify risk factors and take steps to prevent vulnerable teens from developing an addiction disorder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Summary: This four-part season follows Central Americans on an odyssey to the United States (and others heading back home after being deported), while also delving into the shadow industries that prey on them every step of the way. The series sheds light on the smugglers and traffickers who take advantage of the migrants' vulnerability, and law enforcement pursuing them at the border while providing a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

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: The year is 2015. A coalition of European countries has decriminalized most stimulants, narcotics, and hallucinogens. But has legalization made drug use-or the streets of London-any safer? This program depicts a future in which police officers, Big Pharma executives, and recreational drug consumers would, depending on one's perspective, either reap the benefits or suffer the consequences of a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Boucher, Lisa

Summary: Presents a discussion of addiction as experienced by women, and the difficult road to recovery. Features essays from mothers, daughters, health professionals, and young women who share their stories of why they drank, how they stopped, and the joys and rewards of being present in their lives once they kicked alcohol to the curb.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Summary: "America is in the midst of the deadliest drug epidemic in US history. In 2017 alone, around 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, driven by a dramatic rise in the abuse of opioids like OxyContin, heroin, and fentanyl. It's a slow-motion disaster that is destroying whole communities, with no end in sight. As our nation looks for answers, take an unflinching look at the epidemic through the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Hillstrom, Kevin

Summary: "The immediate relevancy of hot topics like pandemics, gay rights and students' rights makes this 5-vol. series an appealing source for student research. Each title provides a thorough, carefully balanced presentation of the many issues surrounding the topic, inspiring critical thought. Meaning is fleshed out through a clear presentation of context, and accessible narrative offers compelling...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 362.2 HIL

Daly, Erin Marie.

Summary: The author describes how the loss of her young brother to opiate addiction prompted her investigation into the prescription-drug-addiction epidemic and how it is affecting today's young people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pgw 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362 DAL

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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Sheff, David.

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Combines personal stories and experiences with cutting edge research to describe a new way of treating substance addiction as well as accompanying mental illnesses.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.29 SHE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.29 SHE

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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Summary: Alcohol is pervasive in our society; its use is accepted and encouraged. Alcoholism, on the other hand, is a disease which must be recognized and treated. This program analyzes the signs of alcoholism and shows how a family member, coworker, or friend can help break the chain of alcoholism; demonstrates how one family dealt with the problem and discusses the impact of alcoholism on the children...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Banning alcohol on college campuses to curb binge drinking-periodic episodes of excessive alcohol consumption-has sparked violence and debate around the country. This ABC News program visits trouble spots such as Michigan State University as anchor Forrest Sawyer talks with the President of the University of Iowa about community coalitions, alcohol education programs, alternative activities,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Is the war on drugs in the U.S. causing greater societal harm than the problem of drug abuse itself? This provocative program features interviews with Bruce Benson and David Rasmussen, co-authors of Illicit Drugs and Crime; Eric Sterling, former Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee; Joanne Page, director of the Fortune Society; and others. Together they indict flawed initiatives that have...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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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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Keegan, Kyle

Contents: The history behind Chasing the high -- What to expect from this book -- Crash and rescue -- Above the city, steeped in misery -- Back from the edge -- Substance abuse and addiction defined -- Addiction is a disease -- A hellish journey -- The early days of using -- My not-so-shady past -- A forbidden sip -- One puff leads to another -- My uncertain future -- Heroin -- A rite of passage versus...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.86092 KEE

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