Alcohol & Drug Education Videos
Behind the Smoke Screen: Facts About Tobacco Use
30 min.; 6-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Health; International Telecommunication Services (1999)
Sadly, use among young people is on the increase. This program, targeted at middle and high school students in both urban and rural areas, tries to persuade viewers not to smoke or chew tobacco and coaches them on how to quit if they already do. The focus is on the toll which nicotine takes on the body. Graphic examples of people with emphysema, chronic bronchitis, cancer of the larynx, and cancerous mouth lesions drive home the point. The effects of smoking during pregnancy, cigar smoking, and secondary smoke are also addressed. Overall, tobacco use is portrayed as an overwhelmingly undesirable habit, likely to hinder social and job prospects, as well as shorten one's life.
Dare to be Different: Resisting Drug Related Peer Pressure
20 min.; 7-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)
The program focuses on a friendship that falters when Sarah and Kim realize that they have different goals for the end of senior year. Sarah pursues her interest in track, while Kim starts hanging out with a group that uses drugs.
Downfall: Sports & Drugs
30 min.; 7-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1987)
This documentary shows athletes how drugs can harm their performance on the playing field and in their lives. The program focuses special attention on the dangerous mental and physical side effects that steroids can cause. The message is that drugs don't make athletic careers, they break them. And sometimes drugs kill.
10 programs - 10 min. each; K-6; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)
These animated adventures introduce drug education to the youngest students. Each vignette has its own message, such as: don't eat anything unless you know what it is; drugs make things worse, not better; offering or accepting an offer of drugs is not the right way to become someone's friend; there are ways to refuse drugs and still keep your friends. Drug Avengers teach easy, sensible ways to refuse drugs.
Please note: Programs 1-5 are for use in grades K-3; while program 1 plus programs 6-10 are for grades 4-6.
- From the Future...The Drug Avengers
- Body Talk
- Up & Down
- Street Talk
- Uh Oh Video
- Fast Friends
- Picture Perfect
- Trick or Treat?
- Double Scare
- Rock Solid
Fast Forward Future
60 min.; 4-6; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)
This fantasy program features a magical VCR that enables three students to examine the way they have handled peer pressure in the past and how they can change it. It includes a few "Drug Facts" about how different substances affect the body.
Hard Facts About Alcohol, Marijuana & Crack
30 min.; 10-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)
The program opens with high school freshmen filing into an auditorium for their class picture. The segments that follow show alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and crack devastating the lives of the class. By graduation, six of them are missing from the senior class picture. Voice over narration emphasizes the dangers of each drug.
Hazards of Drugged Driving
2 programs - 15 min. each; 7-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Health; Produced by: Mazda/Melear Multi-Media, Inc. (1986)
The Hazards Of Drugged Driving focuses on the specific issues which are relevant to the serious hazard of intoxicated driving, particularly among teenage drivers. The course provides students with the information that they need to avoid drug use, protect themselves from others who use drugs, and respond appropriately when confronted with a situation which involves drugs or drugged driving.
- The Drugged Driver
20 min.; 7-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health, Self-Awareness; Distributed by: Perennial Education (1985)
Drinking has become an alarming way of life for many teenagers. Just Beer speaks directly to teens, using a series of dramatized situations to illustrate the physiological reactions to beer and to dispel common myths about alcohol intake. The program includes comments from teenagers who have given up drinking beer because of the adverse effects on schoolwork, family life, friendships, and their health.
2 programs - 30 min. each; 7-9; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)
Based on true-life incidents involving drug and alcohol use, Lookin' Good shows how a handful of concerned students - with the help of their school and community - build a peer support group to resist peer pressure to get involved with drugs. Although the programs emphasize prevention, they also recognize that some students have already been exposed to drugs and may need treatment.
- Part 1
- Part 2
4 programs - 30 min. each; 7-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)
These programs emphasize that it's possible for young people to achieve private victories by caring enough about themselves to reject drugs; relate the dangers of drugs clearly and concisely; and demonstrate that those who decide against drugs can influence friends to do the same.
- Jackie & Stacy
6 min.; 4-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Health, Smoking; Produced by: Media Source (1986)
The urgency of and interest in the health alerts associated with the growing nationwide use of smokeless tobacco has prompted the Office of Dental Health, Maine Dept. of Human Services to muster a new information initiative on the dental disease and cancer risks triggered by the use of smokeless tobacco. Outlines the health risks and features Maine high school students who talk about their use of chewing tobacco.
Smoking & Teenage Women
5 min.; 7-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Health, Smoking; Produced by: Media Source (1986)
The good news is that thousands of people have successfully quit cigarette smoking since the 1960's. The bad news is that Maine women are smoking more than the national average for women, and smoking among teenage girls is on the increase. In response to these facts, the Maine Lung Association is escalating its programs aimed at women, especially pregnant women. We look at why more Maine women are smoking and what kind of help is available for them.
Speak Up, Speak Out: Learning to Say No to Drugs
20 min.; 10-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)
As the senior class boards a bus for the trip to Washington, DC, Steve tries to persuade Matt to hold a party in his hotel room the last night of the trip - "a real send off for the senior class." Steve says he'll arrange for alcohol and marijuana, but Matt isn't so sure. His friends show Matt how to recognize and resist Steve's pressure. In the end, Matt refuses to do something he knows is wrong.
Straight at Ya'
45 min.; 7-9; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)
The teenage star of ABC's Growing Pains, Kirk Cameron, hosts this effective video which takes place in a typical junior high classroom. Kirk engages the kids in a lively discussion which covers such topics as peer pressure, mustering the resolve to say no, and cultivating a positive life style alternative to drug taking.
Straight Up: Talking to Your Kids About Alcohol
60 min.; 7-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Health; Produced by: Maine Association of Broadcasters (1997)
The program looks at the problem of underage drinking in Maine . Using a documentary format, it explores all aspects of the issue and suggests solutions. The D.A.R.E. program is discussed. A must viewing for students, teachers, and parents.
Teens 'N Theatre 2
30 min.; 5-8; Alcohol & Drug Education, Communication, Guidance, Health, Fine Arts, Self Awareness, Teacher Education; Produced by: Adolescent Pregnancy Coalition (1987)
Improvisational theatre is being used nationwide in successful adolescent pregnancy and drug and alcohol prevention programs. In 1986, the Adolescent Pregnancy Coalition funded a new theatre group at Skowhegan Junior High to impact on the issues facing fifth through eighth graders. The troupe of 35 young people, under the direction of Marti Stevens, performs for schools and organizations statewide. The program explores the process by which young teens and school officials can cooperate in addressing the issues of adolescent sexuality, peer pressure, alcohol and drug abuse, self-esteem building, inter-generational communication and drop-out prevention. It also shows how teen theatre works to motivate students and to improve the overall communication climate in a school. It can serve as a framework for replication of the teen theatre concept in your school district or as background and preview before inviting TNT 2 to visit your school.
What Do You Say?
30 min.; 6-8; Alcohol & Drug Education, Communication, Guidance, Health, Self-Awareness; Produced by: Maine Association of Broadcasters (1998)
This program is aimed at helping parents of middle-school-aged children talk honestly and openly with one another about alcohol. Program segments include "role-playing" conversations between adults and adolescents and round-table discussions of typical situations involving alcohol that call for parental reaction.
Your Teen and Alcohol: Do You Really Know?
26 min.; 9-12; Alcohol & Drug Education; Current Issues; WSCH and Maine Office of Substance Abuse (2003)
This video features maine teens, parents and alcohol prevention experts. All kids don't drink, but two-thirds of maine 's teens report having tried alcohol. In fact, one in five Maine teens said that they had participated in excessive drinking (five or more drinks in a row) during the two weeks prior to the most recent statewide survey. Most teens believe their parents will never find out -- and they may be right. Four out of five maine parents surveyed believe their teen hasn't tried alcohol.
30 min.; 9-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Current Issues, Guidance; Produced by: Maine Public Television (2000)
Throughout this past school year, Maine PBS producers have worked with young people from across Maine as they have proactively addressed alcohol use in their communities. We are proud to share the stories of these groups and to help demonstrate the positive impact the young people of our state are having on all of us. Support for this program has been provided by the Maine Office of Substance Abuse of the Maine Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services in cooperation with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Youth Voices II
30 min.; 9-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Current Issues, Guidance; Maine Public Television, Lewiston , ME (2001)
For the second consecutive year, Maine PBS is offering a program that explores issues of alcohol use through the eyes of Maine 's young people. For the 2001 season, young people from the communities of Ashland , Rangeley, New Surry and Cumberland County , ages 10 to 17, have produced mini-documentaries focusing on issues surrounding alcohol in Maine .
Youth Voices III
30 min.; 9-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Current Issues, Guidance; Maine Public Television, Lewiston , ME (2002)
Building on the success and momentum of a multi-year collaboration with Maine Office of Substance Abuse, for the third consecutive year Maine PBS will work with young people from across the state to help them produce their own television productions about alcohol use. This year, young people from the communities of Portland , Oxford Hills, Harrington and Danforth Maine are producing Public Service Announcements with the goal of reaching adults and parents to make them aware of the many issues surrounding underage drinking.