Drugs: Uses and Abuses (Video Series)

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This series of eight videos offers an in-depth look at various classifications of legal and illegal drugs.

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#4151  This series of eight videos offers an in-depth look at various classifications of legal and illegal drugs. Each program explains the history of the drug, physical and mental effects on the user, and variations of drugs in each classification.

Includes interviews with doctors, substance abuse counselors, and former users who provide a comprehensive overview of medicinal uses and illegal abuses of sedatives, narcotics, stimulants, etc.

Includes the most up-to-date, pertinent information to assist viewers in making knowledgeable decisions, but without the outdated “just say no” message.

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Viewing time: 21 to 35 minutes each. Closed-captioned. Individual DVDs are $79.95 each, or the complete series for $639.60 in either DVD format or 3-year Streaming; DVD Series + Streaming Video Series for $959.40.

  • Sedatives This video offers a summary of sedatives as a class of drugs and then focuses on barbiturates, tranquilizers, and alcohol, while touching lightly on narcotics. A doctor of pharmacology, police officers, an addiction specialist, a historian, a pastor, recovering addicts, and others describe the history and biological effects of sedatives, employing case studies and personal experience to analyze the use, abuse, and hazards of this seductive group of drugs.View a video clip or download a free instructor’s guide.
  • Narcotics This video presents a profile of narcotics as a class of drugs and then spotlights opium, codeine, morphine, and heroin. Expert commentary is provided by a pharmacist, a nurse, police officers, addiction counselors, a historian, recovering addicts, and others. Together, they discuss the history and biological effects of narcotics, scrutinizing their use, abuse, and hazards through case studies and personal experience.View a video clip or download a free instructor’s guide.
  • Stimulants Beginning with an overview of stimulants as a class of drugs, this video examines caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, and cocaine – in both powder and crack form. A doctor of pharmacology, police officers, an addiction specialist, a historian, recovering addicts, and others profile the history and biological effects of stimulants, employing case studies and personal experience to analyze their use, abuse, and hazards – including their instantly addictive nature.View a video clip or download a free instructor’s guide.
  • Psychedelics and Hallucinogens  In this video, a pharmacist, an addiction counselor, a police officer, a historian, a pastor, and recovering users provide background on psychedelics and hallucinogens as a class of drugs, and study the history and biological effects of mescaline, psilocybin, LSD, and the designer drug MDMA. Utilizing case studies and personal experience, they explore the uses, abuses, and hazards of these drugs, which can include vivid flashbacks and critical serotonin depletion.View a video clip or download a free instructor’s guide.
  • Inhalants This video presents a summary of this class of drugs and then details its constituent parts: solvents and aerosols, nitrites, and nitrous oxide. A doctor of pharmacology, an addiction specialist, police officers, a historian, recovering addicts, and others delve into the history and biological effects of these drugs. Together, they share case studies and personal experiences to address the use, abuse, and hazards of inhalants, including brain, liver, and kidney damage, as well as sudden sniffing death syndrome.View a video clip or download a free instructor’s guide.
  • THC This video examines THC and the cannabinoids marijuana, hashish, and hash oil. Expert commentary is presented by former NFL player Charles Hunt, a pharmacist, a police officer, addiction counselors, a historian, a pastor, recovering addicts, and others. Together, they explain the history and biological effects of THC, investigating its use, abuse, and hazards, and its reputation as a gateway drug.View a video clip or download a free instructor’s guide.
  • PCP and Ketamine This video describes PCP and the veterinary anesthetic ketamine. A police officer, an addiction specialist, an addiction counselor, a veterinarian, and recovering users review the history and biological effects of PCP and ketamine, employing case studies and personal experience to assess their use, abuse, and hazards – including false feelings of invincibility, flashbacks, and even psychosis.View a video clip or download a free instructor’s guide.
  • Steroids This video examines the use and abuse of anabolic steroids and GHB, a synthetic steroid-like substance and date-rape drug. Former NFL player Charles Hunt and a pharmacist, a police officer, an addiction counselor, a trainer, a swim coach, a recovering abuser, and others explore the history and biological effects of steroids, using case studies and personal experience to probe anabolic steroid abuse and the drugs many side effects. Some of these side effects include impotence, liver tumors, renal failure, and roid rage, which can lead to violence and even suicide.View a video clip or download a free instructor’s guide.

 

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