Invite debate and discussion with these short films showing a group of teenage students talking about their world of alcohol and drugs.
They describe their past experiences as users, in particular the physical, emotional, social and academic consequences, the effects of peer pressure in drawing young people into drug-taking, their personal decision to lead a drug-free life and the different kinds of support that enabled them do so are also covered. The discussions are led by a sympathetic counsellor.
This convincing resource focuses on:
- Acknowledging that a drug-free lifestyle is a positive choice
- Realising that drug-use interferes with achieving goals
- Identifying ways to resist the peer and internal pressure to try drugs
- Understanding that being drug-free promotes better relationships
Also included is a 34-page teacher's guide, printable from the DVD, with activities relating to the film including questions for discussion. There are also suggestions for further activities such as brainstorming, conducting surveys, producing publicity material, writing reports and creating short dramas. Running time: 32 minutes