|Playing with alcohol is not harmless fun. Learn about the dangers of alcohol consumption and listen to the testimonials of people whose lives have been forever changed because of the irresponsible use of this potentially deadly substance.
1) Students will learn that the use of alcohol contributes to sexual assault and to sexually transmitted diseases.
2) Students will witness the pain that can be caused by alcohol abuse.
3) Students will be encouraged to abstain from using alcohol and they will understand the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Study Guide Questions
Study Guide Answers
"This video on the dangers of teen drinking doesn't pull any punches. From the opening shots of a girl vomiting into a toilet to a young man telling of being so drunk he doesn't remember having sex, the pressure is relentless. Teens talk about why they do or don't drink. One girl smilingly tells of her binge drinking all the while denying alcoholism. Her friend then relates how worried she is about her best friend's actions while under the influence. A police officer gives advice on what to do rather than get into a car with a driver who has been drinking. A representative from M.A.D.D. defines designated driver, and a mother tearfully recounts her son's death due to a drunk driver. Date rate, sexual assault, and the contracting of STDs due to drinking are discussed. The presentation is straightforward. The interviews are traditional 'talking heads' shots in a variety of settings. The party scenes use a strobe light effect. Facts concerning teen drinking are flashed on the screen periodically. The teens who speak are ethnically diverse; the adults are not. A good choice for libraries looking for a hard-hitting approach to teen alcohol abuse."
SOURCE: School Library Journal, April 2000 Issue
AUTHOR: Sylvia Feicht, Kankakee Valley Middle School, Wheatfield, IN.
Reproduced, with permission from School Library Journal Copyright ©
By Cahners Business Information
A Division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
[+ Add to Shopping Cart]