Marijuana: The Escape to Nowhere (SV & Spanish)


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#10023   SPANISH ONLY. Marijuana is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs. It causes distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty with thinking and problem solving, and problems with learning and memory. Long-term marijuana use can lead to a severe addiction; chronic marijuana use, especially in young people, may even result in mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and/or other related disorders. This video challenges myths about marijuana by clearly stating that marijuana is addictive and that use results in physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences. It also explains to clients in simple language the pharmacology of today’s more potent marijuana and shares the hope and healing of recovery. Produced by Hazelden. 

Ruling time: 41 minutes. © 2003. Available as a 3-year streaming video subscription only (FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING). $149.00

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Introduction to Marijuana (03:30)


Listen as recovering share their stories of early marijuana use. They describe living one high to the next and feeling accepted by peer groups.

…A Wonderful Way to Live (03:09)

Over 70 million Americans have tried marijuna. It has been called the “safe drug,” but long term use can be devestating. It affects hormone levels in males and females. A joint has the same cancer causing agents as cigarettes.

…Big Deal, Got Any Weed (02:58)

The brain suffers the most negative consequences from marijuana use. THC produces behavioral effects. It causes memory disruption and lack of ambition. Marijuana is 25 times more potent than it was in the 1960s.

…So You Had These Dreams… (02:29)

Marijuana can seem harmless. Passions slowly get fogged over by addiction as the years pass by. Listen as people share stories about goals not achieved.

…Addiction At Its Finest (03:01)

Progression is a symptom of addiction. The diseases progresses in two areas: first obsession then tolerance. Listen as people share stories of progressive use.

…Always You Deny… (01:03)

The brain works to protect the drug of choice. Listen as recovering addicts share stories of their own rationalization for using marijuana.

…This Bubble Around People… (02:43)

One of the most profound consequences of marijuana addiction is emotional and social isolation Listen as people share their stories of “being alone in a group.”

…A Bleak, Scary Road (03:03)

“The bottom” awaits every addict, but each takes a different route to get there. Listen as recovering addicts share stories of feeling hopeless.

Marijuana: Listening to Recovery (03:10)

Recovery is a process that begins with abstinence. To stay clean, a recovering addict must give up all mood altering substances. From this point forward using alcohol, pot, or any other drug will bring addicts back to the worst part of their addiction.

Keeping That Voice at Bay (03:00)

People get into recovery because they have come to terms with the fact that they are no longer in control. Recovery is about not forgetting the consequences of drug use. Listen as people share their own struggles with recovery.

Replacing That Culture With Recovery (03:37)

When an addict quits using, he can struggle with the same circle of friends or replace them with people who do not use marijuana. Listen as people share their stories of finding new relationships that help them stay clean.

…What I Have Today (03:53)

Listen as recovering addicts share stories about what they have gained since they stopped using marijuana.

…Own The Respect (03:20)

Recovery is about attitude and perception. Listen as recovering addicts share how their lives have changed for the better since they stopped using marijuana.

Credits: Marijuana: The Escape to Nowhere (00:60)

Credits: Marijuana: The Escape to Nowhere