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Everything You Need to Know About Substance Abuse in 22 Minutes

2017
Distributed by Human Relations Media, 41 Kensico Drive, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549; 800-431-2050


DVD, color, 22 min.
Middle School - General Adult
Adolescence, Alcohol, Death, Drugs, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, E-Cigarettes, Inhalants, Marijuana, Nicotine, Opiates, Tobacco


Reviewed by Sandy Costanza D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY

Highly Recommended  Highly Recommended   
 
Date Entered: 5/15/2018

This DVD packs a punch! 22 minutes of vital information for every teen to hear! Narrated by four teens Cecelia, Cameron, Mason and Kim they provide drug information as well as how drug use will impact relationships, academics, the development of the teen brain and life itself. The biggest message is: What you do with the information is up to you!

Updated from the 2007 edition, this video describes in detail some pretty horrifying situations it gives practical advice on what to do. One such example is to call 911 when your friend has passed out from drinking alcohol as you have no way of knowing if he/she will sleep it off or die from alcohol poisoning. And did you know that huffing can cause permanent shrinking of the brain? All you e-cigarette smokers out there…..why would you inhale fruit juice and nicotine into your lungs and think it isn’t harmful because it doesn’t contain tobacco? Apple juice should not be in your lungs and the long term health effects of this practice are unknown.

Binge drinking and alcohol, nicotine, tobacco and e-cigarettes, marijuana, heroin, fentanyl, prescription drugs, huffing and inhalants are all covered. The most important theme is that not everyone uses drugs. This is an informational, positive video that I made my children watch and that I highly recommend.