The Fifth Estate Staying Alive: Canada's Controversial Safe Injection Site

It has been called "an abomination" by a minister of Stephen Harper's government. Its staff members claim it "saves lives." A regular client calls it "a community centre for junkies." Whatever you might call it, Insite is the only one of its kind in North America – a supervised injection site for drug addicts. Insite, located in Vancouver's notorious Downtown ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Superweed: What’s really in today’s marijuana?

As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana, the Marketplace team takes a closer look at today's weed. They test what's being sold right now, and find out that what's missing should alarm you. They also head to Colorado, where weed is legal, and hook up volunteers to EEG machines to find out what happens to your brain on drugs.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The Nature of Things Surviving :) The Teenage Brain

Throw away all of your preconceived ideas about the behaviour and nature of teenagers! This Nature of Things documentary delves deep into the science of the teenage brain to discover evolution's masterpiece. The film combines cutting-edge scientific research, YouTube clips of outrageous teen behaviour and a graphic-novel approach to reveal new research on the immense power and potential of the teen brain. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 1996 Teen Road Deaths: A Survivor Pays Penance

The controversial sentence received by a teen who killed two of his friends in an alcohol-related accident and his personal account of his agonies as a survivor form the backdrop for this story.
  • 1996
  • 00:11:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1996

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The Nature of Things The Downside of High

Teenagers who start smoking marijuana before the age of 16 are four times more likely to become schizophrenic. That's the startling conclusion of some of the world's top schizophrenia experts, whose research is featured in this documentary. Groundbreaking work on the connection between marijuana and mental illness also reveals that, for all young adults, smoking marijuana nearly doubles the risk ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2001 The Innu: Another Cry for Help

This story recalls the March 1993 News in Review report on Davis Inlet: Moving from Misery. This time we focus not only on the epidemic gas sniffing and drug and alcohol abuse of young people in the northern community of Sheshatshiu, but we examine the national public outrage, protest and actions taken by the Newfoundland and federal governments to deal with the situation, as ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2001

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The Fifth Estate Time Bomb: OxyContin Addiction

Since OxyContin was introduced in 1996, Canada has recorded the second-highest number of prescription opioid painkiller addictions and the world's second-highest death rate from overdoses. But how did this little pill become so big, so fast? In 1998, Canadian sales were just a few million dollars, but within 12 years they had soared to $243 million. In the U.S., yearly ...
  • 2012
  • 00:42:46
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Top Gun: Video Gaming Obsession

On the 2008 Thanksgiving weekend, Steve and Angelika Crisp confiscated their son Brandon's Xbox. He retaliated by running away from home, and a much-publicized and unthinkable tragedy followed: his body was discovered three weeks later. Brandon's death became a national news story about much more than just another teen runaway. His disappearance and death revealed to parents a darker aspect ...
  • 2009
  • 00:41:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Firsthand Unstoppable: The Fentanyl Epidemic

A new wave of synthetic drugs is set to flood into Canada, the first version having already killed thousands of Canadians. This potent documentary looks at the problem through the eyes of people whose lives have been significantly changed by fentanyl, including a drug cop, a street nurse, an underground chemist and drug-world insider — not to mention the families ...
  • 2016
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/26/2017

The Nature of Things Wasted

We are riding a wave of enormous change in addiction research and treatment, yet most Canadians don’t know it and – what’s worse – neither do their doctors. In the documentary Wasted, therapist and alcoholic in recovery Mike Pond, along with his life partner filmmaker Maureen Palmer, take viewers on a very personal journey of discovery. They reveal clues to what ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/01/2016