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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Summary: "Breaking free of outdated explanations and rigid "rules" for recovery, The Abstinence Myth offers a hopeful, research-based framework for transformation by an addiction expert and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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Union Square & Co. 2024

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Cadow, Kenneth M.

Summary: Ian Gray isn't supposed to have a dog, but a lot of things that shouldn't happen end up happening anyway. And Gather, Ian's adopted pup, is good company now that Ian has to quit the basketball team, find a job, and take care of his mom as she tries to overcome her opioid addiction. Despite the obstacles thrown their way, Ian is determined to keep his family afloat no matter what it takes. And...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2023

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC CAD

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC CAD

Mohammad, Akikur

Summary: "As compelling as it is informative and authoritative, The Anatomy of Addiction will lead you to a better understanding about the causes, prevention, and treatment of addiction. It explains in layman's terms what constitutes effective, evidence-based addiction medicine and how to find it. This book provides actionable, scientific information for addicts and their families and details how to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perigee 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.2 MOH

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: 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: 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: In the United States, at least 91 people die every day from an opioid overdose. The ripples of these deaths linger in the memories of those who survive and those who they leave behind. The documentary takes viewers on an immersive journey that provides an intimate and meditative portrait of life, loss, and hope through the eyes of families confronting the opioid epidemic.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: EPF Media 2021

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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: 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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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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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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

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

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: 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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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: "'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

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: 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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