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   Designer Drugs: From the Rave to the Grave DVD
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    Description: Designer drugs, often described as 'club drugs,' are a class of illegal drugs that are designed in clandestine laboratories. Like some fictional 'Frankenstein' creature concocted by a mad scientist, these synthetic drugs can 'strike back' at its users by causing physically and emotionally damaging effects that can even result in death. In this program, students will learn exactly what designer drugs are as well as become introduced to some types of designer drugs that are recreationally abused. The association that designer drugs have with the Rave and club scenes will also be explored. In the end, viewers will be exposed to safety methods for 'surviving' a Rave and staying away from the grave.
    Price: $89.95
    Copyright: ©2004
    Format: 1 DVD
    Length:27 minutes
    UPC:69394 0166532
    Learning Objectives: 1) Students will learn what Designer Drugs are.
    2) Students will learn the types of most commonly abused designer drugs and see how they are used.
    3) Students will learn where these drugs are typically used - at the Rave and Club Scene - and how designer drugs have become part of this culture.
    4) Students will learn the negative physical effects of designer drugs upon the body and how these effects can cause lasting harm or even death.
    5) Students will learn the negative impact that these drugs have upon one's emotional health.
    6) Students will learn strategies to help them avoid the use of designer drugs and their negative effects.

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    Designer drugs associated with the club scene and teen use and abuse are explored in this instructional program. Information is presented in six sections, each introduced in colorful animated graphics. Narrator Thomas F. Soare, PhD, narrates over scenes of ethnically diverse male and female dancers, close-ups of users, and scenes of illegal drug factories. The first part defines designer drugs, which are many times the original strength of their parent drug. The next segment shows and describes six drugs - Ecstasy, GNB, Ketamine, Rohypnol, Methamphetamine (Speed), and LSD-many of which are difficult to detect when added to beverages. Section 3 covers the origin and history of all-night dances known as raves and the club scene popular with high school and college students. The next segment details the effects of using these drugs, such as increased heart rate, respiratory distress and failure, damage, and death. The dangers of mixing designer drugs with alcohol and other drugs are covered. The emotional details of designer drugs are detailed in the next part. The final section presents strategies for avoiding designer drugs. The message at the end of this sobering, informative video is: 'Make the choice to be the designer of your own dreams rather than let someone do it in a laboratory. Make the choice to embrace life.' This well-organized and engaging program provides information to help teens make informed choices.
    SOURCE: School Library Journal, December 2003 Issue
    AUTHOR: Joan Karasick, Greenwich High School, CT
    Reproduced, with permission from School Library Journal Copyright
    By Cahners Business Information
    A Division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Special Features:
    Region Free

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