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Substance Abuse in Utah: A Living Essentials from BYU Special Report HD

Prescription medication overdoses kill more Utahns than automobile accidents and are one of the leading causes of death for Utah’s 25- to 54-year-olds.

As part of Eleven's commitment to the community, this series focuses on learning more about preventing and overcoming abuse of both legal and illegal substances. The specials combine expert discussions and compelling documentaries to educate viewers about community resources that can help addicts take control of their lives and that can help families deal with the effects of addiction.

Funding for the Living Essentials from BYU Special Report comes from a generous grant from the Edward G. Callister Foundation, dedicated to increasing knowledge about the biological, personal, and social factors that underlie substance misuse and from the contributing members of KBYU. Editorial and content support is by BYU’s College of Health and Human Performance.

DVD/Online

In response to numerous requests, Eleven is investigating the possibility of releasing on DVD the three episodes of Substance Abuse in Utah: A Living Essentials from BYU Special Report. We will update this site as information becomes available. Pricing and ordering information are still being determined. Call 1-800-298-5298 if you would like to be placed on the notification list.

Eleven is also investigating the possibility of releasing Real Families, Real Answers Studio “Talking about Addiction.” Pricing and ordering information are still being determined and updates will be posted on the Web site.

Hope: Dealing with Addictive Disease
CBS sportscaster Craig Bolerjack presents the story of Edward G. Callister’s family as they tried to help their son overcome drug addiction. Also hear from experts Michael Kalm, MD; Glen Hansen, PhD, DDS; and Tom Foster, LCSW. This 30-minute special is available from the Edward G. Callister Foundation at http://www.hopetoday.com. Select “Hope Videos” and then “HOPE Today Introduction.”

Prescription for Addiction: Utah Leads the Nation
This documentary is available from the Edward G. Callister Foundation at www.hopetoday.com. There are 74-and 29-minute versions.

Contributing Panelists
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Utah Resources - Substance Abuse & Treatment Information