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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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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PLE

Harrison, Nzinga

Summary: "Contrary to popular belief, addiction isn't a conscious choice. It's a chronic illness, like diabetes or asthma, that responds to treatment and deserves compassion. And yet, too many people expect their loved ones to simply recover on their own without interventions. Drawing on peer-reviewed research and decades of expertise, Dr. Nzinga Harrison reveals the factors that predict one's risk for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Union Square & Co. 2024

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Brubaker, Ed

Summary: "Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. Tragic souls drawn to needles and pills have been her obsession ever since the death of her junkie mother. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it seems, she'll find another, more dangerous, kind of romance. From the award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips comes a pop and drug culture fueled...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Comics 2018

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 BRU

Jaffe, Adi

Summary: "Breaking free of outdated explanations and rigid "rules" for recovery, The Abstinence Myth offers a hopeful, research-based framework for transformation by an addiction expert and renowned TEDx speaker who overcame his own addiction and has guided hundreds of clients into lives of joy and purpose"--Back cover

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: IGNTD Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.86 JAF

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: 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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Sheff, David

Summary: From David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2008), comes the ultimate resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol for middle grade readers. This book tells it as it is, with testimonials from peers who have been there and families who have lived through the addiction of a loved one, along with the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 616.86 SHE

Quinn, Cate

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Summary: "Meg works for a casino in LA, catching cheaters and popping a few too many pain pills to cope, following a far different path than her sister Haley, a famous actress. But suddenly reports surface of Haley dying at the remote rehab facility where she had been forced to go to get her addictions under control. There are whispers of suicide, but Meg can't believe it. She decides that the best way...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2024

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Summary: How addictive is cannabis? Does it lead to harder drug use, or is it an underappreciated herbal medicine? Can it cause mental illness? This program explores the science and the public debate surrounding the world's favorite illegal drug. Tracing the birthplace of the humble plant to Kazakhstan in Central Asia, addiction specialist Dr. John Marsden guides viewers through several topics and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Spanning the realms of science, law enforcement, and drug addiction, this program exposes a hazard that is spreading through cities and crossing international borders: methamphetamines. Viewers meet meth users with ruined lives, ride along with cops as they raid meth labs, and discover the brain science behind the drug's potent rush. Graphics vividly portray the chemical warfare raging within...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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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: Many experts consider methamphetamine, also called crank or crystal meth, a greater drug problem than cocaine and heroin combined. Meth leaves tragedy after tragedy in its wake-addiction, crime, burn victims, neglected children, and toxic materials. This program measures meth's shocking impact on one Tennessee town. It examines the phenomenon of ever-widening abuse of the drug, the legislation...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Using sophisticated 3-D animation, this program, divided into two parts, takes viewers on a journey deep into the brain to study the effects of the three substances. The first part illustrates the major functions of the brain and shows how its principal cells, the neurons, communicate with each other through electrical and chemical signals. In the second part, animated molecules of nicotine,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: 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...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This collection of 18 video clips (1 minute to 2 minutes 30 seconds 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 regrowth in recovering alcoholics, DNA damage from smoking, smoking-cessation failure, the DNA of addiction, and cocaine detox...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: A rising number of American children under the age of 18 are experimenting with methamphetamines. In Montana, meth addiction has become the No. 1 drug problem. This ABC News program reports on the Montana Meth Project, an organization undertaking an aggressive plan to "unsell" meth-with an ad campaign designed to frighten Montana's youth into avoiding the drug. Highlighting the campaign's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Strives to break through the myths and explain what addiction really is, what causes it, and how to get the best available treatments.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2007

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

Henneberg, Susan.

Summary: Describes ways to overcome drug addiction and alcohol abuse, providing advice and resources.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Publishing 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 616.86 HEN

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: This ABC News Turning Point examines the increasing prevalence of heroin among today's teenagers and its devastating effects on users, their families, and their communities. Focusing on youths in Orlando, Florida, the program follows the lives of two teenage friends, both heroin addicts. One, an honor student, dies of a heroin overdose. Drug counselors discuss the difficulties in treating...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Binge drinking is traditionally a young man's "sport," but now many college-age women are doing their best to keep up. Why? And how does such a staggering level of alcohol consumption affect a woman physically? This ABC News program explores those questions, documenting one young woman's quest to systematically determine the impact of regular, heavy drinking-four drinks every two hours for a...

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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