Substance Abuse

High Risk High | Interview - Heather Jackson

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Jackson speaks about her images of alcoholics and addicts when she was younger and how her perception has changed to include herself with those groups. She also speaks about her genetic predisposition toward addiction and how she worries about her daughter’s future.

Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs

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You might think that only some types of people can get addicted to drugs. The truth is, it can happen to anyone, whether you're young or old, rich or poor, male or female. This video from NIDA explains addiction in simple terms and offers a hotline to help you or a loved one find treatment.

Advertising Cigarettes | Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

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The theory of chemical carcinogenesis, and the link between tobacco consumption and disease, was unknown for a large part of the 20th Century. Advertisements for tobacco skyrocketed after World War I, resulting in an unprecedented increase in lung cancer.

Tough Love | Desperate Decision

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Patrick talks about why he placed his daughter into Child Care Protection.

The documentary film Tough Love chronicles the separate journeys of Patrick Brown, a single, white father in Seattle, and Hasna "Hannah" Siddique, a newly married Bangladeshi-born mother of two in New York City, as they fight to make their families whole again after their children were taken from them due to neglect. Through intimate, vérité footage, we witness firsthand the complex bureaucracy of America's child welfare system and the powerful role that poverty and other challenges play in keeping parents and children apart.

Scientific Proof | Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

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It wasn't until the 1940s that scientists were finally able to prove the health hazards of smoking.

Clip #2 | Real Boy Film Module

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In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film Real Boy, trans teenager Bennett talks to friend Joe Stevens, a trans folk singer, about trying to grow a beard and how to groom it when it finally does come. Bennett may just have “one chin hair at the moment” but Joe does give him a nifty new haircut as they talk about how they had “girls’ haircuts” forced on them as kids.

Politicians Struggle with Opioid Epidemic in New Hampshire | PBS NewsHour

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Find out why politicians campaigning in New Hampshire are focusing on drug abuse with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from January 6, 2016.

Real Boy | Film Trailer

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A moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Real Boy follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity. Through the process, his mother Suzy makes her own transformation — travelling a difficult road toward understanding that the daughter she raised as Rachael is now her son Bennett.

Should the Olympics Just Allow Doping? | Braincraft

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Is it time to allow performance enhancing drugs in professional sports? A look at the science and ethics of doping in the lead up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

What Parents Should Know

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Listen as Antonio Neves reports on the importance of parents talking to their children about drug usage and what steps can be taken to prevent abuse. Gain insight into the causes and effects of prescription drug abuse. Recognize the prevalence of the abuse of pain medications among teenagers and consider the parental role in stopping the teenage drug addiction.

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