Teen Files: Truth About Drinking
Alcohol kills more than five times the number of people than does cocaine, heroin, and every other illegal drug combined. Yet, for teenagers, alcohol is the number one drug of choice, and many consider it "cool" to drink as much as they can in social situations involving their peers.
In this video, hosted by Leeza Gibbons, students' comprehension of the consequences of drinking are expanded and reinforced as the teen drinkers in the program experience the potential results of alcohol use from every perspective.
The program culminates in a realistic simulation of the "deaths" of three participants who got into a car with a fourth who was driving drunk. The teens watch videotape of their parents' reaction to the news. The driver is then "booked" and sent to prison. The three victims visit the coroner's office to learn of the fatal injuries each suffered in the crash. Finally, the foursome attends the funerals of the three who "died" in the crash and listen as their parents read farewell tributes to their children.