In this program real-life teens talk about problems they’ve had using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs they thought were harmless. Others discuss how they got into trouble using drugs prescribed for someone else. Experts explore why teens experiment with pills, which are often easier for them to get than alcohol or marijuana.
Also discusses the issue of substances sold in health food stores that are unregulated and sometimes harmful; the lack of quality control procedures; how drugs affect the body and how everyone’s reaction to a drug is unique; how the Internet is fueling teens’ illegal use of prescription drugs.
Includes a closed-captioned DVD, with a CD containing a teacher’s guide. Suitable for Grades 7-12. 20 minutes. 2008.