Alcohol and the Family

Loving Someone With an Addiction

Subject: 
Recovery
Minutes Long: 
60 min.

For those who live with an addiction, it is both hearbreaking and exhausting. Family members are torn between how to help the addict and how to avoid supporting the addiction. Through interviews with experts and with families who have experienced the addiction of a loved one, this video will offer hopefilled support in the form of practical information, advice from others who have been there, and the power of shared experiences.

Produced By: 
Charity Spatzeck-Olsen

When A Man Loves A Women

Subject: 
Alcoholism
Minutes Long: 
125

Alice and Michael Green have a marriage filled with genuine passion, caring and sharing, and two beautiful daughters.  However beneath the surface of their loving relationship simmers a painful personal secret -- Alcoholism -- that Alice has been keeping from both her family and herself.  In addition, when her problem becomes an overwhelming crisis that tears at the fabric of their tightly knit family, Michael must challenge his wife to pick up the pieces of their lives and deal head-on with her problem.  Two professional actors - Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia, play this inspirati

Produced By: 
TV Movie

Troubled Teens: Real Life

Subject: 
Family conflict
Minutes Long: 
60

Film about troubled teens who share their real life stories.  It’s about what happened to them in family situations, either their own family or foster family experience. The film looks at the real lives of families, the inter-relationships of people within them, and the events that make or break them

Produced By: 
Knowledge Network

Somthing Wrong At Home - The Alcoholic Family

Subject: 
Alcohol problems in the family
Minutes Long: 
14

Children who live in a family where someone has an alcohol problem are aware that something is wrong at home, but confused and uncertain of the reason.  They often blame them-   selves.  Program helps young viewers understand that children are never the cause of a parent's drinking.  Suggests specific steps they can take to make life better for themselves, identifies sources of help.

Produced By: 
Sunburst Communications

I Live In An Alcoholic Family

Subject: 
Alcoholism in the family
Minutes Long: 
35

Helps teens accept alcoholism as a disease that they did not cause and cannot control or cure.  They will be better able to develop the inner strengths that enable them to get on with their own lives.

Produced By: 
Sunburst Communications

Different Like Me

Subject: 
Parental alcoholism
Minutes Long: 
32

Viewers will get a better understanding of effects of parental alcoholism and other drug addiction.  Provides these vital messages to teens: You are not alone -- It's not your fault -- You can get help.  How to set-up a support group in the school.

Produced By: 
Johnson Institute

Children of Alcoholics: Real People

Subject: 
Alcohol problems in the family
Minutes Long: 
30

A documented actual story of teenage children of alcoholics explores the effects of parental alcoholism on young lives.  Offers hope to viewers in similar situations that they can break the cycle of family dysfunction.  Some interviews with teen C.O.A. members and other group counsellors show that it is a disease. 

They did not cause it, cannot control it, and cannot cure it.  Contains an Alateen message.

Produced By: 
Sunburst Communications

Bradshaw - It's Not My Problem

Subject: 
Alanon
Minutes Long: 
30

John Bradshaw talks on dealing with Alcoholism.  Addresses Al-Anon issues of  “I didn’t cause it"; “I can't cure you" and detachment. Offers a way back to family health using factual information and interviews with family members. 

Produced By: 
Clear PIctures Inc.

Alcohol and the Family: The Breaking Point

Subject: 
Family Relationships in the alcoholic family
Minutes Long: 
29

Develops an awareness of roles played by family members who live with an alcoholic, describes ways they can learn to help the alcoholic family member.  It emphasizes the benefits of treatment for the family unit.

Produced By: 
Aims Media

Al-Ateen Tells It Like It Is

Subject: 
12 Step Program
Minutes Long: 
16

Narrated by young people and illustrated by colourful drawings portraying a variety of scenes, this video explains how Al-Ateen works, stresses the aspects of confidentiality.         

Produced By: 
Alanon Family Group Headquarters Inc.
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