HBO Docs – Risky Drinking

“Are you a risky drinker? Nearly 70% of American adults drink alcohol and nearly 1/3 of them engage in problem drinking at some point in their lives. Produced with The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Risky Drinking is a no-holds-barred look at a national epidemic through the intimate stories of four people whose drinking dramatically affects their relationships.”
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Alcohol Addiction – Mental health

This one of the four-part series documentary was created by the Saint Louis Science Center’s Youth Exploring Science (YES) Program. The topics were chosen by YES Neuroscience teens and the filming/editing was done by YES Technology teens. These videos give the viewer interesting insight into different functions of the brain across four different areas of focus: Addiction, Boys vs Girls, Optical Illusions, and Schizophrenia.

Chloe – A Documentary

Chloe is a 16 year old girl who struggled with mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, while fighting a drug and alcohol addiction throughout her young teenage years. After refusing any attempt to save her life, Chloe’s parents took control and forced her to go to the U.S for proper and immediate mental health treatment.
Source: Brittany Nguyen

Chloe – A Documentary from Brittany Nguyen on Vimeo.

Welcome to Amy Winehouse Foundation

Amy and her music touched the lives of millions, and when she tragically passed away on July 23rd 2011, aged only 27, it didn’t just break the hearts of her family and close friends – it had a huge impact all over the world.
That’s why her family felt it was important to keep her memory alive. On the 14th September of that year, they set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation – on what would have been Amy’s 28th birthday. Amy was passionate about helping young people, and fully understood the problems that many of them face.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. We also aim to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential.
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Facing Addiction

Addiction is an insidious, “hidden” public health crisis, directly impacting over 45 million Americans. In truth, everyone knows someone who is or was afflicted by addiction. Yet, unlike every other major health issue in America, there is no comprehensive, well-funded national organization that exists to address the addiction crisis.
Something must be done…now. Addiction is the fourth most prevalent health problem in the United States, and is the third leading cause of death. Sadly, it has recently become the leading cause of preventable death – more than car accidents and homicides. Our youth are becoming involved with alcohol and other drugs at ever-younger ages, and the drugs they are using are more potent than ever. Someone – typically a young adult – dies every four minutes from alcohol or other drugs. Twenty-two million people are currently addicted in this country and another twenty-three million live in recovery. That is one in every three households in America. Yet, as a society, we have done very little to address this crisis.