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.

Why Is My Body Going through All These Changes? (00:45)

A man's sperm and woman's egg creates a fertilized egg which can develop into a baby. Parents should be mature and self-sufficient.

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.

Different Parts of the Reproductive System (02:23)

The female reproductive system includes the uterus, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and vagina. Women menstruate approximately once a month from puberty to menopause.

Pads or Tampons? (00:52)

Talk to a parent or adviser to help determine whether pads or tampons are right for you. Do not flush feminine hygiene products down toilets. Shower or bathe daily.

What is PMS? (00:54)

Pre-menstrual symptoms may include headaches, food cravings, moodiness, breast tenderness, feeling tired, skin blemishes, and weight gain. Mitigate PMS by exercising regularly, limiting caffeine intake, avoiding salt, and asking your doctor for other remedies.

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.

14 and No Period (01:29)

Every girl is different. Your doctor should be able to give you a rough estimate of when to expect your first period. Mood swings, irritability, cramps, and headaches may occur during menstruation.

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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