Women of Substance. Videotape
This video focuses on the psychological and socioeconomic aspects of substance abuse among mothers. It discusses the treatment of substance dependence. Recovering female addicts discuss their addictions and recovery. Experts explain what can be done to assist addicted mothers and their children.
©1992; 10 min. WQ 210.1 W872
Treating the Chemically Dependent Woman and Her Child. Videotape
Discusses obtaining an accurate drug history, medical and obstetrical complications of several drugs of abuse, treatment options for managing mother and newborn, rehabilitation and psychological issues.
©1987. 27 min. WQ 210.1 T784
Addiction. Why Can't They Just Stop? DVD 4 discs
Addiction is a documentary aimed at helping Americans understand addiction as a treatable brain disease. The film addresses different aspects of the disease in order to shed light on the most current, promising developments in the field. Through personal stories from addicts and the loved ones who struggle to help them find treatment, common misconceptions are replaced by insight into addiction's complexity.
This DVD also includes Addiction: The Supplementary Series which includes over 5 hours of additional material. Included are 13 segments including What is Addiction?, Understanding Relapse, The Search for Treatment: A Challenging Journey, and The Adolescent Addict.
©2007. 90 min. plus 5 hrs of additional material WM 270 A224
Distributed by Amazon and HBO
Chemically Dependent Nurse. Videocassette
- The Nurse's Story. 20 min. Prog 1.
Describes the characteristics of nurses who become chemically dependent and discusses the high cost to healthcare facilities of such addiction. Describes attitudes contributing to drug abuse, then, using Hutchinson's model of "trajectory toward self-annihilation" discusses the process of chemical dependency in depth.
- Identification and Response. 27 min. Prog 2.
Describes behaviors which are indicative of substance abuse in both nursing students and graduate nurses, including problems at home, job shrinkage and changes in attendance records. Describes different methods of drug diversion and ways of detecting it. Discusses responses and interventions by supervisory staff.
- From Addiction to Recovery. 20 min. Prog 3.
Compiled from candid interviews with nurses in recovery. Addresses the dire consequences of chemical dependency and staff enabling as well as the profound life changes possible through confronting addiction in oneself and others. Discusses the importance of overcoming the stigma and denial common among caregivers and the tendency nurses have to overlook the care of themselves and their colleagues.
©1995. WM 270 C517
Distributed by Concept Media
Carl Erickson. Dependency. Videocassette
Carl Erickson, a professor of pharmacy at UT, speaks on dependency. Dr Erickson has done research on dependency and how it relates to brain chemistry. In his lecture he relates dependency to action of parts of the brain, neurotransmitters etc.
©1995. WM 270 E68
Inhalants: An Adult Primer. Videocassette
This video will answer the following questions concerning inhalant abuse: What are inhalants? Why would anyone use them? What are the effects of inhaling? Is it a problem in Texas? Is your child inhaling? What is being done about it?
©1992. 10 min. WM 270 I547
Inhalants: The Silent Epidemic. Videocassette
This video is a fictional account of two families who experience firsthand inhalant abuse by their children. It was created to generate further discussion about parenting, self-esteem, open communication, positive relationships with parents and peers, the effects of inhalants on mind and body, and the importance of staying drug-free to reach one's potential.
©1992. 30 min. WM 270 I55
Produced by the Texas Prevention Partnership in association with the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Moyers on Addiction. Video Series
- Portrait of Addiction. 57 min. Prog 1.
Nine men and women all recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction tell their stories. The recovering addicts include: a former narcotics agent, a mother of three who is a marketing specialist; a former addict and founder of StandUp Harlem, a community of HIV-positive addicts; a journalist and former addict who served as the researcher for Moyers on the series.
- The Hijacked Brain. 57 min. Prog 2.
Discusses new discoveries about how addiction affects the brain. Moyers goes into the laboratory and follows researchers engaged in charting the brain. You see images of a cocaine user's brain as the drug takes effect. Moyers observes a genetic researcher as he monitors a variety of factors that may determine who is likely to develop alcoholism.
- Changing Lives. 81 min. Prog 3.
Recovery programs are discussed. This program visits the Ridgeview Institute near Atlanta to interview recovering addicts and sit in on a group therapy session. The program also visits Project Safe, a treatment program that reaches out to disadvantaged mothers who are addicts and to their children.
- The Next Generation. 57 min. Prog 4.
This program looks at two prevention efforts based on community and family. One works with parents addicted to heroin by teaching them how to repair the damage to family wrought by drug abuse and how to raise resilient children. In a 2nd program school counselors watch for kids at risk of becoming drug addicts and offer immediate counseling for those already involved with drugs. Nicotine addiction programs are also addressed.
- The Politics of Addiction. 57 min. Prog 5.
Discusses how our society translates what scientists, doctors, counselors and recovering addicts have learned into rational public policy. Discusses a program in Arizona which emphasizes treatment over incarceration for non-violent drug addicts. In Washington D.C. Congressional members, doctors and policy activists have joined in a movement with recovering people that is pushing for new public policy.
©1998. WM 270 M938
Distributed by the Films for the Humanities and Sciences
Re-Entry Into Practice. Videocassette
Follow-up to the intervention video and continues where the intervention ended. This video is a realistic portrayal of the support and mentoring processes necessary for the recovering nurse's successful return to work.
Education and Participant Handbooks are also available.
©1998. 17 min. WM 270 T757 Prog 2
Distributed by Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses
Intervention: A Presentation of Caring. Videocassette
Discusses chemical dependency in the nurse and describes a program for recovery. Education and Participant Handbooks are also available.
©1993. 20 min. WM 270 T757
Distributed by Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses