This is story of five teenagers who discover some facts about alcohol. This engaging story teaches the dangers of under-age drinking. Viewers are quickly drawn into the discussion as they identify with the young people in this film. This sometimes light-hearted presentation focuses on the choices that face kids today.
In addition to health issues, the audience also finds out about alcohol's addictive properties, and why kids can and do die from alcohol poisoning.
Viewers witness the consequences of drinking and driving and about issues of trust with their parents. The audience also discovers how alcohol changes personalities and not always in a good way. They see that being clean and sober is really the cool choice. They learn that inhibitions are necessary survival skills and that alcohol is the number one date-rape drug. From the very first moments of this film, young viewers are able to relate to the light-hearted fun as they are effectively taught that under-age drinking is very dangerous. This program is sure to be a big hit with your kids.
Here are a few of the important points that are presented in this program:
How you look when you drink - it shows one of the girls and how she looks when she is sick, and how two guys make fun of her as she throws up.
How you act when you are drinking. One of the kids becomes a real jerk and a very belligerent and aggressive drunk.
The medical consequences of drinking. One of the kids almost dies from alcohol poisoning and is taken the emergency room and the doctor explains the medical consequences of drinking.
The addictive properties of alcohol. The emergency room doctor explains why people become addictive to alcohol.
The consequences of drinking and driving.
What happens when you are arrested for drinking and driving - it is more than just walking a line.
The real benefits of staying sober.
The best part of this film is that it is fun to watch and it presents the whole educational experience as a discovery and not a lecture.
Most people have no idea of the real dangers of drinking and this film really gets the point across.
Saturday Night High was written to be used by anyone who has the task of teaching children substance abuse.
An excellent addition to any treatment, counseling group or library.
Can be used in schools, civic groups and community organizations
Should be shown to church youth groups
Suitable for broadcast it on local, community or cable television. (Broadcast rights sold separately.)
"With this tape, CPR (the producer) was able to target a high-risk age group and at the same time make it entertaining, contemporary and packed full of valuable information. I would strongly recommend it." Captain Ed Mayer, Jackson County Sheriff's Department
"This program is part of a series that takes an in-depth look at the epidemic of drug-related problems in America. The victims of the drug culture are often young people, whose judgment has not yet been adequately developed to make healthful choices for themselves. This program investigates the phenomenon of underage drinking, which results in more teenage deaths than any other cause. Driving under the influence, alcohol poisoning, unwanted pregnancies, and property crime are some of the unpleasant consequences discussed in the film. Young people, including super model Nina Smidt, talk frankly about the drug scene." ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, All Movie Guide
"DRUG WARS: THE HIGH TIMES - Middle/High School, 24 Minutes, 1999 A program about the number one killer of teens – alcohol. This impactful, yet light-hearted, video looks carefully at the dangers of under-age drinking. While watching the program, kids discover for themselves about the physical, mental and emotional damage that alcohol can cause." TAADAS Statewide Clearinghouse
"DRUG WARS: THE HIGH TIMES: This video, aimed at junior high and high school students, shows the consequences of alcohol. A teen gets drunk at a party, drives home, and is stopped by police. He fails the DWI test and is booked into jail. Another teen drinks alcohol at a party, passes out, and is revived in a hospital emergency room. The physical effects of alcohol are described in detail by a doctor. This is an excellent program for the use of school resource officers." Nebraska Crime Commission