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Substance Abuse & Addiction
DVDs in the Library Catalog
Addiction Incorporated by ADDICTION INCORPORATED tells the amazing story of Victor DeNoble, one of the most important and influential whistleblowers of all time. In the 1980s, DeNoble was a research scientist at Philip Morris, where he was tasked with finding a substitute for nicotine that would not cause heart attacks. His quest was to find out whether it would be possible to create a cigarette that would be safer for smokers... though not necessarily less addictive. DeNoble succeeded, but in the process, produced something that had been denied and avoided for years: scientific evidence that nicotine was addictive. After his lab was shuttered and his research pulled from publication and locked in a vault, DeNoble took his findings public in what was nothing less than an act of modern-day heroism, testifying about his research in the infamous 1994 Congressional hearings--the same ones that produced the now-famous video of the seven heads of the major tobacco companies declaring, under oath, that they believed nicotine was not addictive. In the end, an unprecedented alliance of journalists, politicians, attorneys, and whistleblowers banded together to achieve what was once considered impossible: the first-ever federal regulation of the tobacco industry.
Call Number: HD9135 .A33 2016
Publication Date: 2011
The House I Live In by For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, it captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels, the dealer to grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. Reveals its profound human rights implications.
Call Number: DVD HV5825.H68 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Pleasure Unwoven: A Personal Journey About Addiction by 'Is addiction really a disease?' In this high-definition video essay, Kevin McCauley explores the arguments for and against this vital debate, reviewing the latest neuroscientific research about addiction along the way. Using the spectacular landscape of Utah's State and National Parks to describe the brain areas involved in addiction, Dr. McCauley turns complex neuroscientific concepts into easy-to-understand visual images that will help people feel better understood, and their families and friends feel hope that recovery is possible
Call Number: DVD RC564 .P543 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Stoned at School by "Teenage drug use has reached epidemic proportions in some high school institutions. Most teens have a tendency to feel indestructible and immune to the problems that others experience. Some teens will experiment with alcohol, drugs, prescriptions medications and may continue to use and develop a dependency. When a teen chooses to go to school under the influence of drugs or alcohol it can have serious consequences
Call Number: DVD HV5824.Y68S76 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Teen Truth: An Inside Look at Drug and Alcohol Abuse by This compelling video, much of it shot by teens themselves, weaves together footage of real drug addicts in recovery, with teens who have casually experimented with drugs and alcohol. The program incorporates driving music, memorable graphics and raw imagery to contrast the addicts' life threatening addiction with the dangerous path that casual young drug users are unwittingly pursuing. The addicts' emotional stories provide sobering proof of how drug and alcohol experimentation can lead to drug dependence and broken futures. The result is an explosive, thought-provoking journey that will inspire viewers to seriously consider the consequences of their decisions.
Call Number: DVD HV5824.Y68 T44 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Understanding the opioid epidemic by Examines the toll of opioid addiction in the U.S. on individuals, families, and communities through personal stories, including a couple who lost their son to prescription painkillers, and expert commentary.
Call Number: DVD RC568.O45 U53 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Streaming Video (War on Drugs & Legalization)