HBO Addiction Series videos and book available

The 4-disc HBO Addiction series videos and an accompanying book are now available for loan at the Prevention Information Center (PIC). Discs 1-2 and Discs 3-4 will circulate as 2 separate sets.  The DVDs have  both English or Spanish dialogue.

HBO’s groundbreaking series, ADDICTION, premiered March 15 – 18, 2007. ADDICTION tells the stories behind substance use, explores new
advancements being made in addiction research, and it introduces
new and effective treatments.

hborequest.gifPIC library card holders can use their barcode and PIN to request the materials by clicking here. Be sure to click on the title to see all available copies and select the “Request Copy” link, as indicated by the red arrow.

For help making a request please contact the PIC at 1-888-251-4772. To obtain a PIC library card, please visit

July New Acquisitions

Beginning this month, we will provide a link to the online catalog which will show the PIC’s new acquisitions.

It’s now easy to see any new items added to the PIC collection. Just visit and click on the “New Items” link on the right. Then select the month. You can easily limit by the type of item using the “Limit by:” drop down link on the right.

Or click here to see the items added in July.

Select additions include:
*Building a home within : meeting the emotional needs of children and youth in foster care. c2006.
*Getting to outcomes with developmental assets : ten steps to measuring success in youth programs and communities. c2006.
*Talking with college students about alcohol : motivational strategies for reducing abuse. c2006.
*World drug report [electronic resource]. [annual].
*The Meth epidemic [DVD videorecording]. c2006.
*Ice age Fighting the war on meth [DVD videorecording]. c2004.

February New Acquisitions: A Select List

Changes: The PIC will no longer buy VHS videos if DVDs are available for the same price. Lost or damaged videos, when replaced, will be replaced by DVDs.


Changing the culture of college drinking: a socially situated health communication campaign (c.2005)
This volume adds to the work on alcohol prevention on college campuses and creates a safer learning environment for all students.
Circulation Number: 11484

Community-based health organizations: advocating for improved health (c.2005)
Presents the basic principles and practical design and management elements needed to create an effective community-based health organization.
Circulation Number: 11478

Qualitative methods in public health: a field guide for applied research (c.2005)
This resources presents practical strategies and methods for using qualitative research and inlcudes the basaic logic and rationale for making qualitative research decisions.
Circulation Number: 11480

Tobacco press kit and media resources: for high school journalists (c.[2005])
This kit contains tobacco control story ideas, resource lists, a sample press release and high school scholarship information
Circulation Number: 11914|11915|11916


DVD: Resources for change: part 1: recovery: the road to success (c.2005)
Provides inmates, recently released individuals, and those in recovery with the tools to find help for their problems with drugs, alcohol and crime. Part I covers finding recovery inside prison; locating residential & outpatient programs outside; who to go to for help, referrals and information, how to approach those that may help, planning ahead for release day; and testimonials of the rewards of a sober lifestyle.
Circulation Number: 11830

DVD: Resources for change: part 2: where to live…for a new way of life (c.2005)
Part II covers planning somewhere safe to parole to; seeking residential housing; locating emergency shelters; finding transitional housing; testimonials of how specific living situations during parole affected recovery.
Circulation Number: 11831

DVD: Resources for change: part 3: getting ready to work (c.2005)
Part III covers employment preparation; employment training centers; undergoing an employment training program; the importance of recovery before working; learning to deal with issues on the job in new ways; using recovery and available resources to become a more desirable job candidate.
Circulation Number: 11833

DVD: Resources for change: part 4: working (c.2005)
Part IV covers interview skills; answering questions regarding background; dealing with rejection; maintaining motivation in a job search; keeping a job once you have it; learning to budget; and the first job as a crucial starting point.
Circulation Number: 11834

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