Segments in this Video

Turning to Drugs (01:57)


Teens reflect on student drug use and why they do it.

Why Use Drugs at School? (01:18)

Teens experiment with drugs for many reasons. Teens discuss why students try drugs and alcohol, and why they come to school stoned.

Parental Issues (01:19)

Teens discuss drug use and parental relationships. An educator explains open dialogue with students.

Continuous Use of Mind-Altering Substances (01:37)

Teens who experiment with drugs or alcohol often continue to use them. Teens discuss the influence of peer pressure.

Experimenting with Mind-Altering Substances (01:53)

Each use increases the risk of abuse and addiction.

Dependency on Mind-Altering Substances (02:44)

Teens share stories about alcohol and drug use. Teens face many pressures at school; use and abuse of substances can lead to difficulties.

Being Stoned at School has Consequences (01:09)

Occasional drug and alcohol use often extends beyond social life. A teen recalls his friend getting caught with drugs at school.

Types of Mind-Altering Substances (01:15)

Substances include: inhalants, cough syrup, prescription drugs, methamphetamine, speed, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, and more. Teens reflect on seeing kids stoned at school and kids that steal prescriptions.

Marijuana and Alcohol Use (01:45)

Marijuana and alcohol are two substances most used by teens; teens who smoke marijuana are twice as likely to skip classes. Teens discuss the effects of experimenting with drugs.

Being Stoned at School has Consequences Outside of School (02:01)

Substance use can lead to a life of dependency and severe consequences. Teens reflect on users dropping out of school, selling drugs, and the downward spiral.

You Have a Choice (01:22)

Teens can choose whether or not to use drugs and alcohol. Teens reflect on the impact of drug and alcohol use on their futures.

Credits: Real Life Teens: Stoned at School (00:40)

Credits: Real Life Teens: Stoned at School

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Teenage drug use has reached epidemic proportions on some high school institutions. Most teens have a tendency to feel indestructible and immune to the problems that others experience. Some teens will experiment with alcohol, drugs, prescription medications and may continue to use and develop a dependency. When a teen chooses go to school under the influence of drugs or alcohol it can have serious consequences including an impact on their scholastic rating, impair their academic performance, failure to complete assignments and generally lead to a neglect of their scholastic responsibilities. Staying straight is not only a good decision, but is necessary to succeed at school. Alcohol - one of the most misused drugs today - is also one of the most popular and readily available of all controlled substances found on high school campuses. Missing classes, falling behind, lower grades, futures and ultimately losing whatever funding may have accompanied ones higher education is but a single representation of how drugs and/or alcohol can detrimentally impact a students academic experience. Subjects Covered Include: Alcohol Abuse, Children of Alcoholics (COAs), Prescription drug abuse, Marijuana, Impaired Academic Performance, Staying Straight.

Length: 20 minutes

Item#: BVL93740

Copyright date: ©2012

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