Duration: 25 mins
Producer: HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA, U.S.A.
Price: £39.00 + VAT
Suitable for students aged 13-plus, this (2006) DVD looks at the nature of drug addiction, how it affects the human brain, and how teenagers are at the highest risk of drug addiction.
The programme combines factual information and interviews with recovering teenage addicts, counsellors and brain experts to help viewers understand:
· the effects of drugs on the brain - how the brain responds to drugs and how the brain develops considerably during adolescence, making teenagers more vulnerable to the effects of drugs;
· developing tolerance - how drug use actually changes the brain, leading to a reduction in the response to the drug after prolonged use and the need to take higher doses to get the same effect;
· dependence and addiction – how continued voluntary drug use can eventually become involuntary and compulsive, as the brain becomes accustomed to the drug and can’t function without it;
· treatment and recovery – how recovering addicts have to overcome the power of cravings, resist “triggers” that cause cravings, and change their behaviour in order to successfully quit;
· preventing addiction – is better than treating it.