Addicted Teens
Personal Accounts of Substance Abuse Addictions

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Drug Addiction
Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription drugs used without a prescription. These drugs are chemicals and while each drug produces different physical effects, all…
Legal Highs
Legal highs are man-made substances (chemicals) and strong stimulants that have similar effects to illegal drugs like cocaine, cannabis or ecstasy. They are sometimes called club drugs or new psychoactive…
Molly, MDMA & Ecstasy Addiction
Ecstasy, also called "Molly," is a stimulant (man-made) club drug often abbreviated as MDMA that has hallucinogenic properties. MDMA works by providing a rush of Serotonin and Norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters…
Heroin & Opioid Addiction
Heroin is an extremely addictive Opioid drug that is synthesized from Morphine. Heroin can be snorted, smoked, or injected and usually comes in a white or brown powder substance. It…

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Drug Addiction
Part of the Series: Addicted Teens
Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription drugs used without a prescription. These drugs are chemicals and while each drug produces different physical effects, all abused substances share one thing in common. They hijack the normal function of the brain and change the way the…
Legal Highs
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Legal highs are man-made substances (chemicals) and strong stimulants that have similar effects to illegal drugs like cocaine, cannabis or ecstasy. They are sometimes called club drugs or new psychoactive substances (NPS) and provide physical, emotional and hallucinogenic effects and are marketed as a "legal" high. They range from plants,…
Heroin & Opioid Addiction
Part of the Series: Addicted Teens
Heroin is an extremely addictive Opioid drug that is synthesized from Morphine. Heroin can be snorted, smoked, or injected and usually comes in a white or brown powder substance. It is estimated that almost 1/4 of all people who use Heroin once become addicted. Teen Heroin Abuse is a growing…
Molly, MDMA & Ecstasy Addiction
Part of the Series: Addicted Teens
Ecstasy, also called "Molly," is a stimulant (man-made) club drug often abbreviated as MDMA that has hallucinogenic properties. MDMA works by providing a rush of Serotonin and Norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters that signal feelings of pleasure and happiness. Ecstasy is one of the most popular drugs among teens today. It has…
Blowing Smoke, Vaping Teens & Smoking Addiction
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Tears For April - The Life and Death of April Reoch
This film destroys the myth that drug abuse affects just the user, as life and death unfolds in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. 'Tears for April: Beyond the Blue Lens' follows the short, tragic life of April Reoch as told by Al Arsenault, the beat cop who first warned the…
Written Off - A Personal Struggle with Opiod Addiction
This intimate documentary reveals the achingly personal journey of Matt Edwards as he battles addiction. A charismatic storyteller with a unique curiosity for life, Edwards longs to leave rural Wisconsin behind and see the world. But as a teen, a prescription for a powerful painkiller following a botched toe surgery…
Genetics - Born to Be an Addict?
Part of the Series: The Addictive Brain
Investigate how people may be susceptible to addiction on a genetic level. Thanks to studies of twins and DNA analysis, scientists are homing in on the genes that predispose us toward addiction. While there is no single "addiction gene," our DNA can significantly influence whether we become addicts.
Generation Found - Youth-Focused Addiction Recovery Support
A powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. Devastated by an epidemic of addiction, Houston faced the reality of burying and locking up its young people at an alarming rate. And so in one of the largest cities in America,…
Methadonia - The Counterintuative Cure for Heroin Addictions
Methadonia is the borderland between high and straight, where recovering heroin addicts on methadone "maintenance" exist. Passing the time on benzos and other prescription drugs that enhance the methadone, addicts find themselves in Methadonia for years, or decades. Selected for the prestigious New York Film Festival and featured on HBO,…
Scathed - Crystal Meth
Crystal methamphetamine has roared across the globe, leaving wrecked lives, broken dreams, and death in its wake. Meth use has cost millions of dollars in policing and health expenditures. 'Scathed' analyzes the problem through the eyes of current and recovering users, their families, health-care workers, and police. This hard-hitting documentary…