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
  • 00:44:13
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/01/2016

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 3

A 17-year-old prodigy is changing the way we look at the world. An award-winning epidemiologist embarks on a mission to change how we think about drug addiction, and a young man fights against deforestation. In this episode: Kahlil Baker, Maya Burhanpurkar and Dan Werb.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2017

The Fifth Estate Welcome Back, Big Tobacco

Popular in Canada, electronic cigarettes are promoted as a less harmful way to smoke, and big tobacco companies are hoping to cash in. The Fifth Estate's Mark Kelley takes a look at the industry and where it may be headed. He speaks to some who sing the praises of non-combustible tobacco use. Public Health England believes that nicotine-containing e-cigarettes will help ...
  • 2016
  • 00:45:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/26/2017

The Fifth Estate You Bet Your Life

This one-hour program investigates the effects of VLTs — Video Lottery Terminals. Gambling is no longer considered a sin or vice; instead our provincial governments not only operate these terminals, but they also take 50% of the profits. Children are the fastest growing group of compulsive gamblers. The report highlights how the terminals affect compulsive gamblers and the larger impact ...
  • 2004
  • 00:38:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2015 ​Deadly Drug: Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a prescribed pain medication, but it’s fast becoming one of the most deadly street drugs in Canada. One hundred times more potent than morphine, this seemingly innocuous drug is relatively easy to get. Overdoses are growing at an alarming rate, and not just among hardened users. Now health officials are sounding the alarm.
  • 2015
  • 00:17:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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