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NCJ Number: 165436 Find in a Library
Title: Inhalants: The Silent Epidemic
Corporate Author: Texas Cmssn on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
United States of America

Coronet/MTI Film and Video
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Coronet/MTI Film and Video

Texas Cmssn on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Austin, TX 78753-5233
Sale Source: Texas Cmssn on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
9001 N. IH-35, Suite 105
Austin, TX 78753-5233
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This film presents a dramatization of the use of inhalants by three Texas youths, with emphasis on its harmful impacts on their attitudes, their behavior, their friends, and their families.
Abstract: High school student Scott is introduced to inhalants while attending a party at the home of a friend. His friend is upset when she sees him using drugs. Their friend Paul is also concerned about his older brother Tony, who also sniffs inhalants. Their parents worry about Tony's lack of appetite and his inability to obtain a job and are unaware of his drug use. A classroom speaker notes that about 600 products are abusable if sniffed and that the brain cells they destroy do not grow back. Scott's inhalant use progresses, his grades drop, he is no longer friendly to his former friends, and his family is concerned. Later Paul tries inhalants and dies of cardiac arrest. A police officer explains the dangers of inhalants to Scott's family, who confront Scott through an intervention. Scott and Tony ultimately receive successful treatment.
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Drug abuse causes; Drug effects; Intoxicant inhalation; Juvenile drug abusers
Note: DCC; VHS Videotape, color, 23 minutes
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