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Title:
High on painkillers addiction and overdose
Publication Information:
Mount Kisco, NY : Human Relations Media, [2013]

©2013
ISBN:
9781627060059
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (21 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF instruction card.
System Details:
DVD format.
Target Audience:
Grades 8-12.
Language:
English
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
General Note:
"Teacher's guide included on disc as a PDF file"--Disc label.

"25-page PDF guide includes on DVD"--Container.
Abstract:
"The truth about the abuse of prescribed painkillers is startling. Abused painkillers such a Oxycodone, Vicodin and methadone are responsible for more deaths than cocaine and heroin combined. According to the Centers for Disease Control, prescription painkillers have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States. Students learn the dynamics of painkiller addiction and abuse through the personal stories of teens who have been hooked on legal pain killers. These teens describe the downward spiral of addiction that can eventually lead to death by overdose. Former users, physicians and drug education experts communicate the hard facts to viewers including how difficult it is for users to cope with withdrawal symptoms such as depression, anxiety, shakiness and lack of energy."--Container.
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