A group of Vancouver police officers (The Odd Squad) videodocument the lives of drug addicts living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The result is a powerful educational tool to help prevent drug use among young people. Includes interviews with addicts and police officers.
Warning : Contains coarse language and graphic scenes
A documentary in which six heroin addicts in recovery share their experiences with the filmmaker. The reasons they started using heroin, the effects of the drug, the difficulties in quitting. SOME EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. Audience: Senior secondary, university, professional training
Summary: A socio-drama that underlines the message that prevention begins at home and that parents have a role to play by helping children develop positive self-esteem, decision-making skills, and the ability to cope with peer pressure
Produced by the People of Downtown Eastside in association with Crossroads Productions
Summary: A unique educational video documentary - made for and by injection drug users. Bill, Lori, Ed and Jacob are active addicts who share their stories and their experience with HIV, and living positive. As they interact with their doctors, nurses, support groups, community agencies, and each other, IV Positive reveals critical information on HIV and harm reduction. . . IV Positive speaks directly to users about the importance of shooting safe, getting tested and learning that HIV is not about death, it's about living
Contents: Getting tested -- What is HIV and AIDS? -- Finding a doctor -- Dealing with meds -- Learning about Hep C -- Eating right -- Food options -- Safe fixing -- Safe sex -- User groups -- Finding a support group -- Seeking recovery -- Staying clean
Werner Schneider describes the drug problem in Frankfurt, Germany and how this led to a drug program implemented in Frankfurt in 1992. He describes how 6 crisis centres for addicts are linked to other programs such as a needle exchange program. A very detailed description of how the drug program was developed, implemented and how it operates on a daily basis.
Includes pamphlet on questions to ask before and after watching the video
A powerful video in which teens are shown the effects that alcohol can have on co-ordination, vision, reaction time, the brain & other organs. 2 teens visit the Medical Examiner as he conducts an autopsy on 2 car accident victims - one of whom was an alcoholic. They visit bereaved parents & family to see the effects of losing a loved one to drunk driving. The video ends with a realistic simulation of the deaths of 3 teens who are passengers of a drunk driver. They attend their own funerals and see their parents read farewell tributes.
Anyone who comes into contact with the public may face various types of disruptive behavior: threats, crying, yelling, sexual harassment, destruction of property, assault or other conduct that could pose a threat to physical safety. Cooling Out will help you learn to manage these types of situations.
Aimed at intermediate students (grades 6-7). Discusses advertising of tobacco and alcohol, peer pressure, and how kids are influenced by the examples set by adults. Also discusses the "steps of addiction": occasional use, habitual use, dependence, addiction.
Examines the root causes of F.A.S. from the perspective of aboriginal mothers. The video focuses on a FAS support group whose members provide strong messages about consuming drugs or alcohol while pregnant. The video is aimed at aboriginal men and women who are thinking about having a child, but may still be dealing with their addiction problems.