Based in Vancouver, BC, this video chronicles 17 turbulent months in the lives of four middle class families whose children have become addicted to hard drugs. The parents and their teens are interviewed to hear and see the struggles involved in trying to overcome the addictions -- detox centres, methadone treatment, support groups for parents, attempts to change public policy.
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Audience: High school students. Explores some of the issues facing young men today as they struggle to define themselves amidst the flood of media-tenerated images of male physical perfection. Young patients grapple with problems such as steroid abuse, eating disorders, exercise addiction.
A Medical Officer of Health, Public Health Nurses, designer, evaluator and 2 clients describe the early intervention program designed by Capital Health in collaboration with Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission. A program to help assess drinking habits for people whose use of alcohol is starting to cause problems in their lives.
Flipping the world is a half-hour film inspired by Through a blue lens, and was created for a younger audience. Seven Vancouver high school students investigate drug addiction as they talk to police officers and watch video clips from Through a blue lens. The teens also talk to recovered addicts and people still struggling with a drug habit. The culturally diverse group of teenagers voice a range of opinions about addiction that evolve as they learn more about the tragedy of drug abuse. A user' guide is printed on the videojacket.
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
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
This video details the lives of eight parents who have experienced mental illness while raising a family. Most of these parents have faced enormous obstacles from homelessness, addictions, legal difficulties and hospitalizations yet have maintained a positive and loving relationship with their children. The video discusses the problems these adults face as people with mental illness and as parents who feel stigmatized by social, legal and familial systems. The people profiled in the video discuss how their illnesses have affected their ability to parent, and describe their commitment to rebuilding their most important relationships
Part of A toolkit for counsellors: helping children whose parents have a mental illness, produced by the Justice Institute of British Columbia for the Vancouver Community Mental Health Service