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UNION SQUARE

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Rated R, 95 Minutes, 2005 A powerful look into the world of seven homeless heroin addicts that live in Union Square Park in New York City. Union Square captures the true and painful essence of addiction and what seven 20-something-year-olds will do to maintain a habit that has them trapped in a vicious cycle. It reveals what they have lost and what they may possibly gain while being in the grips of one of the most powerful addictive drug – Heroin.

Use, Abuse & Addiction Pt 1

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A compilation of ten videos on two DVDs addressing everything from the history and etiology of drug use through treatment and recovery.

Use, Abuse & Addiction Pt 2

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A compilation of ten videos on two DVDs addressing everything from the history and etiology of drug use through treatment and recovery.

WALL OF DENIAL

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High School, Adult, 47 Minutes, 1991 In the spirit of the streets and language used on the prison yard, Wall of Denial educates “hard to reach” individuals about the largest stumbling-block to recovery from addictive disorders – denial. The film emphasizes the three manifestations of the denial process as it affects the addict’s thinking, feeling, and behavior. Multi-cultural speakers candidly share experiences in their own language to inform and inspire those with drug or alcohol problems. Emphasis is placed on reaching incarcerated individuals, the homeless, and other institutionalized persons so they may break down their own wall of denial.

WAR ON ADDICTION: BATTLE OF RELAPSE Part 2

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Adult, 45 Minutes, 1998 Delbert Boone and Father Martin team up in this battle against relapse video tape. “Relapse occurs when you refuse to follow directions, and want to alter the treatment plan,” says Delbert Boone. Father Martin talks about honesty in our lives, saying “If we are not honest in every aspect of our lives, our sobriety is threatened.”

When a Man Loves a Woman

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As Alice and Michael, Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia are a passionate married couple whose once stable young family is rocked by Alice's increasing dependence on alcohol. Alice is forced to confront her alcoholism, while Michael discovers that he has as much to deal with as his wife. Good depiction of treatment and AA. 1994. DVD, 125 min.

When Love Is Not Enough

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Lois Wilson was a woman of great inner strength and determination. Together, Lois and Bill Wilson started movements that have helped millions of people around the world. And together, they've given us an inspiring love story. Lois met and fell in love with Bill Wilson. When Bill returned from World War I, they married. Despite concerns over Bill's drinking, Lois believed he was destined for greatness. Soon he was working on Wall Street and they were living a luxurious lifestyle. But Bill's drinking spiraled out of control and soon his job, their home, even their dreams were gone. Despite repeated disappointments, Lois continued to believe her love and support would eventually persuade Bill to quit drinking. When Bill finally attained sobriety, he poured his time and energy into helping other drunks, which led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Lois felt resentment that her patience and devotion were not acknowledged. When she discovered the wives of other alcoholics experienced the same anger and frustration, Lois learned her own experience as the wife of a drunk could be invaluable in helping families of other problem drinkers. This was the beginning of Al-Anon.

WHO’S FOOLING WHO? RELAPSE AND FAMILY

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Adult, 32 Minutes, 2005Although some signs of relapse are very obvious, other signs are subtle and tend to knock us off our feet. The four basic areas of Relapse and the Family provide insight into signs and symptoms of relapse. Rosetta Oliver clearly outlines “Who's Fooling Who.” She explains the relapse process, identifying relapse triggers and the importance of understanding that triggers change as the phases of recovery change.

WOMEN AND ALCOHOL: THROUGH THE DRINKING GLASS

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High School, Adult, 30 Minutes, 1980 A sensitive and revealing look into the lives of four recovering alcoholic women, Women and Alcohol offers the first complete picture of the pressures and role expectations which contribute to a woman’s alcohol dependency and the exciting rewards in recovery. Video host Carol Burnett, not an alcoholic herself, but nonetheless a victim of the disease, shares her personal story. Multi-cultural, universal appeal.

Women in Recovery

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What gets in the way of recovery? For Women, it's often unhealthy relationships, traumatic experiences, self- isolation, or even their attitudes about other women. In Women in Recovery, women talk about how they keep their recovery strong-and what they have learned about trust, faith, action and friendship along the way. Excellent discussion starter. 23 min

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