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Alcohol & Its Effects DVD

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This video describes alcohol's effects, the neurochemistry of tolerance and withdrawal, and the social and legal consequences of abuse.

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Running Time: 60 minutes
Copyright: 2001
Format: DVD

Listen to the voices of recovering users, top alcohol researchers, and treatment professionals as they explore the emotional and physical reasons for drinking, the craving, the role genetics and environment plays, as well as strategies for treatment and recovery. This video is divided into two parts - Overview & Effects; Addiction, Other Programs & Treatments. It describes alcohol's effects based on blood alcohol levels and length of use; the neurochemistry of tolerance and withdrawal; the social and legal consequences of drinking, and its toxic effect on a developing fetus.

"I found Alcohol & Its Effects to be the most powerful and impactful video that I have used with both youth and family groups."
Robert Ruffner MA,
Program Coordinator, Social Advocates For Youth, Sonoma, CA
Daniel G. Amen, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
UC Irvine School of Medicine
CEO and Medical Director, Amen Clinics, Inc.

Susan Astley, PhD
Director, Washington State Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Network

Mark Schuckit, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
UC San Diego & Director, Alcohol Research Center, Veterans Administration, San Diego

  • Overview
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism
  • Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
  • Levels of Use
  • Desired Effects
  • Side Effects
  • High Dose Episodes
  • Chronic High Dose Use
  • Tolerance
  • Withdrawal
  • Long Term Effects of Chronic High Use
  • Other Effects
  • Addiction
  • Heredity & Environment
  • Loss
  • Crime & Violence
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Family & Friends
  • Polydrug Abuse
  • Drinking during Pregnancy
  • Treatment
  • Relapse
  • Recovery
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