||Cocaine and Crack Back from the Abyss DVD|
Drugs of Addiction Series
DVD, 48 min., cc.
Published Year: 1998
List Price: $149.00 Each
The Incas chewed it for at least 2,000 years. The Spanish gave it to the lower classes to inspire them to work harder. Freud recommended its use. Coca-Cola put it in their soda. Today, its sales amount upwards of $100 billion each year.
Cocaine. Praised as a cure-all, the drug of choice of the avant-garde, and addictive on an equal opportunity basis. Snorted, smoked, injected, cocaine and crack are used by 1.7 million Americans. More addictive than any other drug, cocaine creates addicts with a unique set of needs that must be addressed to help them stop using and start recovery.
Cocaine and Crack is a dramatic video that delivers the basic facts about cocaine and crack through vivid personal stories of addiction and recovery. Hard-hitting messages tell of the stranglehold this drug takes on our bodies, minds, and lives. Cocaine and Crack is a 46-minute video divided in two segments that helps those who are in early recovery understand the history and effects of the drug, as well as the fundamentals of addiction and recovery.
Part One, The Chase, provides a look at the history and social/cultural aspects of cocaine use. It explains methods of use and the significant impact cocaine has on the body and mind of the addict. Medical aspects of cocaine use are provided by an expert in the field, who explores both the pharmacology of cocaine as well as methods of use and poly-drug use. In dramatic testimonials, addicts underscore the profound effect cocaine has had on all aspects of their lives.
Part Two,Fighting Back, delivers an insider's look at how several recovering cocaine addicts got hooked, the experiences that led them to try to stop using, and how they found the way to recovery. It takes a look at the struggles these addicts have experienced to stay in recovery, and illustrates the many rewards of life without drugs.
Also available as an on demand video.