Medford, OR (PressExposure) April 21, 2009 -- CNS Productions, Inc. recently released another video segment of their 10 part on-line series "Uppers, Downers, All Arounders" The series addresses psychoactive drugs and compulsive behaviors. This release is the 9th in the series and focuses on prevention. The three types of prevention - demand reduction, supply reduction, and harm reduction are explored in this 17 minute segment as well as "age of first use" as an indicator of future problems. The film features Dr. Andrea Barthwell who was former our nation's Deputy Drug Czar.Â
Intended as a visual companion to the college level text, Uppers Downers, All Arounders, by Dr. Darryl Inaba and William Cohen, each segment in the series runs from 11 to 17 minutes and is designed to enhance the information contained in the text and help educators create context for group discussion, generate questions or clarify an idea.
Instructors who have adopted the text for their class receive a password to access the material on the CNS website. Response to the first eight segments has been so positive that CNS intends to release the series as a part of a curriculum package in the summer of 2009.Â
CNS Publications, Inc., has been a leader in the creation of drug education materials for educators, health care professionals and the public. Working in conjunction with the San Francisco based Haight-Ashbury Drug Detoxification, Rehabilitation, and Aftercare Clinic, CNS develops chemical dependency publications and videos used by treatment facilities, counselor-training programs, VA Medical and treatment facilities, law enforcement agencies, prison recovery programs and businesses and industries concerned about drugs in the workplace. More information on the addiction education Videos and drug addiction teaching aids produced by CNS can be found on their website: http://www.cnsproductions.com/.