DVDs - Drug Misuse

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Drugs and alcohol: The issues.
Channel 4 Learning. 2010. Farlington: Channel 4 Learning,
Running time: 1 x 50 min, 5 x 25 min, 1 x 50 min, 4 x 30 min
Suitable for young people aged 11-19 
These programmes look at the social and medical effects of drugs and alcohol consumption.
1. Booze: a young person’s guide - for ages 14-16. The film tells 6 stories of different ways young people think about alcohol consumption

2. Britain’s deadliest addictions - for ages 16.  These 5 programmes show a week at a treatment clinic for drug or alcohol dependent addicts.

3. Drugs: the lowdown on getting high - for ages 14-16. The film gives the facts about using illegal drugs such as cannabis, ecstasy, speed and cocaine

4. Wasted - for ages 11-19. These four programmes show how drugs affect drug addicts, their families and society at large. Contains some strong language and scenes of drug injecting

Blown away: cocaine dividing lines
Kirklees Council.  (2010). Huddersfield: Kirklees Council
Running time: 14 min
Suitable for young people aged 14+
This film shows the contrasting lives of 2 cocaine users. 

Drugs: facts and fiction
VEA Australia. (2009). Stowmarket: Boulton-hawker Films Limited
Running time: 20 min
Suitable for young adults 16+
The topics covered in these case studies include legal and illegal drugs, what to do in a crisis and treatment and prevention. 

Spliff stories
Kirklees Council.  (2009) Kirklees Council
Running time: 20 min
Suitable for young people aged 14 - 16
A drug education film looking at the lives of cannabis users.

Crossing the line: he thinks he can give it up anytime
Kirklees Council. (2008)  Kirklees Council
Running time: 56 min (total)
Suitable for young people aged 14+
A two part drug education programme Chris’ story (25 min) and Group stories (33 min).

Drugs education - I’m sorted.
Athena Education Productions Ltd. 2008.  Worcester: Athena Education Productions Ltd.
Running time: four x 40 minute
Suitable for young people aged 14 – 16
This resource addresses the issue of assertiveness in relation to drugs and alcohol, and uses a four part mini drama to illustrate how young people are influenced in their actions by peers.

Addiction and the human brain
Human Relations Media USA.  (2006). Stowmarket: Boulton-Hawker Films Ltd
Running time: 25 min
Suitable for young people aged 13+
This DVD examines the effects of drug addiction and the brain and why young people are at risk of drug addiction

Uppers and downers: the facts about stimulants and depressants.
O’Neill, John (2006).  New York: Human Relations Media.
Running time: 16 min
Suitable for young people aged 13 and over
This DVD examines the effects of Uppers and Downers on the brain and the body and the serious harm they can cause.

The injecting process: understanding viral transmission
Exchange Supplies and University of Paisley (2005).  Sledge. 
Running time: 21 min
Suitable for everyone involved in working with injecting drug users
Warning: This DVD contains explicit footage of injecting drug use.  It should not be shown to young people

i2d: a drug education video for young people
Ives, Richard and Stone, Nick (2005).  Norfolk: Educari.
Running time: 17 min
Suitable for young people aged 11-16
This DVD uses computer animation to teach about the risks and dangers of drug use.  There is a question and answer session with an imaginary drug user.

The A-Z of drugs - life stuff: Quit - life stuff.
Channel 4 Learning. 2004. Lambert Publications. 
Running time: 3 x 25 min, 5 x 5min
Suitable for young people aged 14-19
This DVD is divided into 2 parts.
1. The A-Z of drugs.  These films will educate young people about drugs and alcohol
2. Quit. Five short films to discourage teenagers from smoking.
(Programme 1 contains graphic scenes of an operation) 

Drugs: 22 royalty-free images for use in any electronic or print medium. Photo-CD Rom.
NHS Health Scotland (2004).  Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland

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