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The What You Need to Know series provides targeted coverage of addictive substances, including cannabis, alcohol, opioids, methamphetamine, nicotine and vaping, cocaine, club drugs, inhalants, and hallucinogens. Addictive Substances: What You Need to Know provides a broad overview of mind-altering substances and substance use disorder.
Addictive Substances features interviews with experts, historical information about addictive substances, insight on assessing use, resources for individuals who need assistance, and healthy strategies for hope and healing.
This engaging video discusses these topics:
- Addictive Substances Defined
- A Brief History of Addictive Substances
- Substance Use Disorder
- Getting Help
The accompanying flash drive contains a facilitator guide—which includes background information, preparation instructions, discussion questions—and fact sheets for distribution to create dynamic learning in either one-on-one or group sessions.
Each What You Need to Know volume can be used on its own as an educational program for a specific substance or combined with other volumes to develop a more personalized curriculum on a variety of substances. The series is ideal for educating participants in a variety of settings, including health care, addiction treatment, mental health treatment, correctional facilities, community groups, and educational settings.
*Subtitles are available in English or Spanish
Addictive Substances features interviews with experts in the field, historical information about inhalants, and accounts of worldwide use. Addictive Substances provides insight on assessing use, resources for individuals who need assistance with prevention, treatment, and recovery, as well as healthy responses and strategies for hope and healing.