Addicted Teens
Personal Accounts of Substance Abuse Addictions

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Drug Addiction
Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription drugs used without a prescription. These drugs are chemicals and while each drug produces different physical effects, all…
Legal Highs
Legal highs are man-made substances (chemicals) and strong stimulants that have similar effects to illegal drugs like cocaine, cannabis or ecstasy. They are sometimes called club drugs or new psychoactive…
Molly, MDMA & Ecstasy Addiction
Ecstasy, also called "Molly," is a stimulant (man-made) club drug often abbreviated as MDMA that has hallucinogenic properties. MDMA works by providing a rush of Serotonin and Norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters…
Heroin & Opioid Addiction
Heroin is an extremely addictive Opioid drug that is synthesized from Morphine. Heroin can be snorted, smoked, or injected and usually comes in a white or brown powder substance. It…

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Drug Addiction
Part of the Series: Addicted Teens
Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription drugs used without a prescription. These drugs are chemicals and while each drug produces different physical effects, all abused substances share one thing in common. They hijack the normal function of the brain and change the way the…
Heroin & Opioid Addiction
Part of the Series: Addicted Teens
Heroin is an extremely addictive Opioid drug that is synthesized from Morphine. Heroin can be snorted, smoked, or injected and usually comes in a white or brown powder substance. It is estimated that almost 1/4 of all people who use Heroin once become addicted. Teen Heroin Abuse is a growing…
The Gambler's Brain
Part of the Series: The Addictive Brain
Are drugs the only thing humans can get addicted to? What about behaviors? To answer this question, take a look at what happens inside the brain of a compulsive gambler. As this case study reveals, many of the same neurochemical processes of drug abuse - from genetic predisposition to dopamine…
Methadonia - The Counterintuative Cure for Heroin Addictions
Methadonia is the borderland between high and straight, where recovering heroin addicts on methadone "maintenance" exist. Passing the time on benzos and other prescription drugs that enhance the methadone, addicts find themselves in Methadonia for years, or decades. Selected for the prestigious New York Film Festival and featured on HBO,…
Fighting The Dragon With Luck
Fighting The Dragon With Luck is an uplifting documentary about recovering heroin addicts who attend a local community pharmacy for opiate replacement therapy. Seen through the eyes of six former addicts the 50 minute documentary retraces stories of hopeless addiction, survival, broken dreams, a new hope and eventual recovery. Featuring…
Social Media Addiction
With the rising phenomenon of social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter, constant interconnectivity with friends and family is now part of a teens daily life. However as opposed to enriching their lives, is social media just another avenue for teens to become addicted to? One of the biggest…
Black Metal Veins
Black Metal Veins unflinchingly documents the dark realities of despair and morbid self annihilation surrounding the lives of five heroin junkies. The addicts' intertwining stories of pain, loss, sadness, and abandonment lead the viewer down the agonizing and hideous path of horrifying psychological and spiritual destruction as the grim disease…
The Addictive Brain
Addiction touches us all. What happens when your brain is on drugs? Discover the neural mechanisms that underlie the behaviors of addiction, and see how drugs and activities like gambling can hijack the brain and lead to behavioral problems. Understanding addiction can motivate an addict to seek treatment, and can…
Hope for the Addicted
This is a story of hope for the addicted. Hope, because it is the story of Paul Fusca, a young addict who had totally hit bottom. After more than ten years on drugs, starting with marijuana as a schoolkid of eleven years of age, he ended up a near alcoholic,…
Behavioral Therapy for Chemical Addictions
Review the basics of substance use disorders--alcohol, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs--and what second- or third-wave CBT therapies can offer people who suffer with addiction. Add community reinforcement approach (CRA) to your CBT toolkit and see how it can be more successful than 12-step recovery programs.
Real Life Teens Drug Addiction
Today's teens are more exposed to illegal, prescription and over the counter drugs than ever before. Many teens are starting to see drug use as part of the normal teenage experience whether to escape, self-medicate, get instant gratification, or hide feelings of low self-esteem and lack of confidence. This program…
Carved from the Heart - A Portrait of Grief, Healing and Community
Carved from the Heart intertwines the process of carving and erecting the Healing Heart totem pole with the participants' stories of personal loss, grief, substance abuse, suicide and violence. This powerful film explores questions of death and dying, family relationships and parenting, domestic violence, and the impact of the war…