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In the Mix

Ecstasy (#443)

No longer used just in clubs, ecstasy and other drugs like special K, LSD, GBH and crystal meth are finding their way into school and at home as their use grows among young teenagers who view them as 'harmless fun.' Teens in rehab talk candidly about their experiences with ecstasy and the devastating effects on their lives. We ride along with an undercover cop and an EMT, plus we interview Dr. Alan Leshner, director of NIDA, and a District Attorney. Co-hosted by Erika Christensen, the teen addict in the movie Traffic, this special raises awareness about club drugs by showing their dangers, defining the penalties and exposing misconceptions about them. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Information For Teachers

Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Social Studies
Series Length
54 episodes
Average Episode Length
28 minutes
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Series Description: IN THE MIX is the series that "manages to be both hip and responsible." The series' single-theme episodes offer solution-oriented examinations of critical issues and profiles of model programs that provide teens with information needed to make thoughtful decisions. Also highlighted are the accomplishments of young people of diverse backgrounds, providing much needed positive role models.

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