Good People with Mark Sakamoto Opioids

Prince George, BC shows the bigger toll opioids have on smaller communities. Burlington, VT offers hope by getting more people in treatment through their "hub and spoke" approach.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/22/2020

News in Review - November 2005 Oxycontin Abuse: A Teenager's Story

A lot of young Canadians are trying a new drug these days, with often tragic results. The drug is called OxyContin. It's prescribed by doctors for severe and chronic pain. But when it's abused it can produce a heroin-like high. It's also highly addictive, and it can kill. In this News and Review story we'll look at how Atlantic Canada ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2005

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The Nature of Things Recovering Krystal

This emotionally-charged, spiritual journey follows the tortuous steps of a teenager struggling to escape a life of misery and degradation. Krystal is a 14-year-old drug addict and runaway who is ordered by the courts to attend an alcohol and drug treatment program. What makes Krystal's story distinctive is that her rehabilitation requires that her parents attend counseling as well. Based ...
  • 2002
  • 00:45:17
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Recovery school designed to help teens struggling with addiction

A recovery school in Barrie, Ont., that was designed to help teens struggling with addiction was shut down, and now there are calls to create one in B.C.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

CBC Docs POV Saving Rabbit

Saving Rabbit is an intimate journey into the opioid crisis through the eyes of Peter, a.k.a. “Rabbit,” a 26-year-old addicted to opioids who is navigating the difficult path toward recovery. Viewers first met Rabbit in 2017 when he shared his story of living with homelessness and addiction in the CBC short documentary series Red Button. Rabbit struck a chord with Canadians ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/18/2020

News in Review - May 2004 Speed Trap: Fighting a Deadly Drug

A dangerous drug has been slowly making its way into communities right across Canada. It’s called crystal meth. It’s cheap, highly addictive, and wherever it goes it leaves a trail of shattered lives. This story looks at what happened when the drug started showing up in several communities along a stretch of the Yellowhead highway near Edmonton, Alberta. We’ll show ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2004

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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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