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Hooked - Project Aware
Hooked - Project Aware
 

 

Project AWARE youth are proud to release their movie Hooked on teen opiate misuse. This short movie explores how a successful teen makes surprising and dangerous choices and how those choices impact him, his family and his friends.

We are facing an epidemic. Whether for physical, emotional, or spiritual pain, people use opiates and quickly find themselves hooked by the euphoria and unable to stop. Too many friends, neighbors and loved ones have been lost to their struggles with opiates. Teens from Project AWARE and many others are trying to help, but more is needed. Substance Use Disorder is a public health crisis and a community problem that requires a community solution. Hooked will start a conversation and offer an opportunity for communities to come together, raise awareness and make a difference.

Youth from Maine's Long Creek Youth Development Center and a team of 18 students who attended the Project AWARE Film Institute and created the movie and 2 PSAs. The summer program supports teens in telling real life stories in a powerful way. Young people create high quality movies that address social issues and make a difference.

 

Hooked Film & Education Package

 

 

Three videos are available online along with discussion questions for facilitating a follow-up conversation about the movie.

 

Hooked:

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Project AWARE youth are proud to release their movie Hooked on teen opiate misuse. This short movie explores how a successful teen makes surprising and dangerous choices and how those choices impact him, his family and his friends.

 

Young People Speaking Out on Opiate Misuse:

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This short film goes behind the scenes of Project AWARE's "Hooked" where students and adults involved with the making of the film talk about their experience.

 

Glimpse of Recovery:

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In this short documentary two young adults in recovery from Substance Use Disorder share their stories, how they recover, and what motivates them to stay in recovery in order to give young people in similar situations hope for their future.

 

 

If Someone Needs Help Dial 2-1-1. Includes a statewide directory of resources including agency services and support groups, which can also be accessed through the website www.211maine.org in Maine or nationally at www.211.org. Dialing 211 is currently available to 93.4% of residents in the U.S. as a 24 hour, 7 day a week emergency and directory service.

 

Page design and content development: Hannah Benson, Project AWARE High School Intern