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Format: DVD
Duration: 25 mins
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.


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