A realistic look at the dangers and realities of addiction.
In this best selling program, we introduce young viewers to the dangers of getting hooked through an unflinching look at a variety of addictions including substance abuse, gambling, internet pornography, and smoking. HOOKED: The Addiction Trap provides a straightforward definition of addiction that covers both substances and behaviors and discusses the science of how addiction works in the brain. Teenagers who missed out on years of growing up through their involvement with a wide range of addictions tell their stories; in contrast, resilient youth who have found healthy ways of dealing with difficulties in their lives offer invaluable encouragement and advice.
Three 20-minute segments - Understanding Addiction; The Consequences of Addiction; and Alternatives to Addiction - create a comprehensive exploration of the underlying reasons for addiction; the painful consequences of getting hooked and the road to resilience for young people growing up in stressful times.
"A unique approach to addiction prevention for teens...it delivers the goods...without preaching."
Brad Bogue, Director, Justice System Assessment & Training, Boulder, CO
- School-based counseling groups
- After-school programs
- Health Classes
- Victim-Offender Reconciliation Programs
- Juvenile institutions
- At-risk youth groups
- Community resource centers