Alcoholism/Effects/Signs

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

What Made Me Stop Drinking

Subject: 
Alcoholism
Minutes Long: 
32 min.

An intimate and revealing look into the lives of people who are addicted to alcohol. In this video, Hector - a First Nations man - wanted the pain of belonging to an underprivileged part of our population to stop and to feel strong. He is one of four very different individuals who finally faced a brutal reality - that they really and truly had nowhere to go but up!  (2012)

Produced By: 
Kinetic Video

I Am Alcohol

Subject: 
Alcoholism
Minutes Long: 
33

I Am Alcohol is a vivid portrayal of a man’s painful journey as he battles alcohol, loneliness and fear. It evokes a powerful and strong message that everyone should see. This moving drama demonstrates the importance of surrendering the mask of alcohol, drugs, sexual promiscuity, peer pressure and falseness and reclaiming one’s true spiritual destiny. Performed by Don Burnstick, a Cree from Alexander First Nation, the play highlights one man’s use of Native culture and traditions to win back his freedom, dignity and self-respect.

Produced By: 
Burnstick Productions

Sober Life Treatment Series-Dedicating Yourself To Sobriety

Subject: 
Recovery/12 step program
Minutes Long: 
48 min.

Delbert Boone discusses early sobriety and the importance of letting a sponsor and 12Step meetings help guide you through the despair, loneliness, guilt, fear and boredom of early sobriety. He addresses how getting high has filled their life with unhealthy behaviors and decisions, that they have basically been living their life in a vacuum and now in order to live a life of sobriety they have to work at filling their life with healthy decisions and a healthy lifestyle.  (2007)

Produced By: 
GWC Inc.

Alcohol:True Stories with Matt Damon

Subject: 
Alcohol
Minutes Long: 
20 min.

Hosted by Matt Damon this DVD is about four young people telling how alcohol has affected their lives and offers insight into why young people drink. They tell their true stories about drinking and driving, addiction, and how to avoid underage drinking. Includes discussion guide. (2002)

Produced By: 
Family Health Productions

Prohibition

Subject: 
Rise and fall of prohibition
Minutes Long: 
2 hours each

A three part documentary series is the fascination story of idealism, folly and above all, unintended consequences. In 1920, after a century of debate, America amends the Constitution to ban the manufacture and sale of alcohol, turning millions of law abiding citizens into lawbreakers overnight.

 

Produced By: 
Florentine FIlms and Weta Television

Without Warning

Subject: 
Alcohol overdose - alcohol death
Minutes Long: 
17

When Kathy Lutz was carried home unconscious, her worried parents put her to be     to “sleep it off”.  Brandon Popek was passed out at a party and his friends thought he would “sleep it off”.  Both were young, both were healthy, and, the next morning, both were dead.  The stories in this video told by the surviving family members are moving, unforgettable and instructive.  More young people die from overdosing on alcohol than in DWI crashes.  In addition, as parents tell us and the video vividly shows, it happens without warning.  By drinki

Produced By: 
Kinetic Inc.

Three Headed Dragon, The

Subject: 
Alcoholism, recovery and relapse
Minutes Long: 
28

Three issues of Drinking, Thinking, and Feeling are likened to three heads of the same problem.  This film has been used in recovery centres when an individual is in denial.  The three heads of the Dragon;"Drinking Head", "Thinking Head" and "the Feeling Head".  The primary cause of relapsing in alcoholism.   Motivates the individual to accept responsibility for events and not to blame circumstances or other people. 

Produced By: 
Filmline Productions

Step By Step Series (4 parts)

Subject: 
Recovery
Minutes Long: 
30 each

A series of four videos from the Ernie Larsen Seminars.  One part does personal responsibility, or lack thereof, play and how does one go about changing anyway?  Ernie provides stories and anecdotes to demonstrate his points so that not even the most hardened of personalities cannot fail to be effected, and those inclined to change are given the tools. 

Produced By: 
Kinetic Inc.

My Name Is Bill W.

Subject: 
Story of the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous
Minutes Long: 
90

A movie made for TV starring James Woods as Bill W. and James Garner as Dr. Bob, the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous.  Tells how A.A. began and the progress of the fellowship from the beginning.  Where the 12-step program began.

Produced By: 
Tri-Star TV Productions
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