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Altered states : history of drug use in America / WXXI Public Broadcasting Council.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorWXXI Public Broadcasting Council.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©1993.
Description1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title History of drug use in America
Contents Drug Consumption in America (1:34) -- Misplaced Efforts in War on Drugs (4:04) -- Tobacco: The Enchanted Herb (2:43) -- Alcohol: The Good Creature of God (4:10) -- New Drug Era (3:23) -- Pure Food and Drug Act (3:35) -- Harrison Narcotics Act (2:10) -- Prohibition of the 1900s (4:01) -- Prohibition and the Black Market (3:12) -- Marijuana and Reefer Madness (3:24) -- Socially Acceptable Drugs (3:54) -- Counter-Culture Drugs (5:06) -- Cocaine and Crack (3:52) -- Combating Rising Drug Use (4:13) -- Legal and Lethal Drugs (4:43) -- My Learning Object (0:11) -- test (0:02)
Abstract Whether it's caffeine, nicotine, or morphine, drugs of choice have defined our lives and history, with sometimes benevolent, sometimes tragic results. This program focuses on the history of America's drug use and abuse, from the days when the early European settlers became enamored of tobacco, through Prohibition, and up to today. The problems we see today existed in other forms and with other drugs throughout our history. The reasons for using drugs have also remained constant: to ease pain, alleviate boredom, or to expand our consciousness. The program traces the patterns of American drug use and abuse and documents the cultural, social, and political movements that impacted, or were impacted by, the use of drugs.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: WXXI Public Broadcasting Council,1993 9781421365107
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number5863 Films Media Group

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