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wanted to do the san francisco de lexie. -- elixir. we found a spring water underneath a church in cow hollow. we put rosebuds in the water to attract peace, and it made a meade. it was sitting in the gallery. we distill that through local herbs. it was really surprising how delicious it was, because we were mixing a lot of seemingly in congruent ingredients, and it was delicious and different from anything you have ever tasted. i would have been happy if it was medicinal. the idea was more important to me. but it was very good. it is something i think a lot about, especially transition history, native americans, how they have this combination of
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dress, from the clothing from trade companies, mixed with traditional dress. i love how reflective it is of who they are, and also the merging history's coming together. what would we look like if we carry our history with us? all of the merging of cultures, reflected in our address? i am thinking of my own history with early europeans coming in and intermixing with native cultures. the one thing i would like people to take away from after seeing my work is a sense of wonder and who we are as americans. that we are really these beautiful mixes of people and we should really be looking backwards at who we are. i think we are all kind of historians in our own life, and there are great presidents behind us -- president behind us that could give us insight into who we are. >> oliver road trip on her website. check at often. new experiences will be added
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after every stop.
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tape 55 >> welcome, this is carl. >> great to meet you. >> great to me you, and i want
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to thank you for your interest and this is the city's animal shelter. and come in and a lot of people come here to adopt a animal or if they have lost their animal or looking for other animals. and we deal with other animals like birds and rabbits and you name it. this is more to see in this facility and more to see in the community. and i suggest you go with an animal control person and see what they co, whether rescuing animals in distress or hit by a car or dealing with aggressive animals or wildlife or a variety of things. you can only get that flavor with them and doing it first hand. >> i have been with animal
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control for about six years, i spent a year in the kennel and then the office came up and i started doing it and it really fit. it's really the job for me. and animals i have to handle and i know what i am doing, i rarely get scared. [whistle]. we do a lot of investigations and most are not as bad as people report but everyone once in a while they are. and i had one and people had moved out and the dog was in the inside and it makes me teary and when the dog is in the backyard, and i can pull an animal out of a horrible
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environment and feel good. >> where does this animal go after this? >> they go for the shots and then the kennel. >> and if they just found this, and once we enter everything in the computer and they can track to find out if the dog went back home. we hold them for five days. >> this is a stray dog and it came in today and we immobilize it and then put it in a room with food and water. >> and then evaluate for medical behavior and see if anyone is interested in adopting then. >> we want to be sure that their behavior is good for the average adopter and not aggression problem, toward
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people or animals. >> and if they growl and don't bite the hand, she passes that. and good girl, in case she has something in her mouth, we get it out. and one more test, called the startle test and it startled hear but she came to me. and passed the handling test. >> for the mental exam i feel for lumps and bumps. and the ears and see if they are infected and look at the eyes and be sure they are clear and don't have cataracts and look at their teeth and heart. this is the first job that i feel i make a dvrngs.
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-- difference. and we may do 40 to 80 animals a day for treatments. and do blood work and skin scrapings and cultures to diagnose different diseases. and x-rays, i can take an animal that would be euthanized at a different shelter and fix it and get it ready for a home. >> we have a partnership and we let a professional groomer run a private business from our facility and in turn grooms our shelter animals. what is the big deal of that? when someone comes to adopt an animal, if it looks good, chances are it will be adopted more. >> and we groom and clean the
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ears and the works. >> typically a shelter wouldn't have grooming? >> not at all. and these dogs are treated with the utmot -- utmost care that others can't provide. this is a shampoo to bring out the luster. and i feel satisfied in helping the shelter pets be adopted and to be a part of such a wonderful staff, from the top all the way down. if she passes our evaluation, she will stay until she's adopted. if you are interested in adoption and don't want to put them to sleep, that means at a last resort, we will give you a call before putting to sleep. you are not bound to the dog, and we would give you a call, and it's an actual adoption and
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cost $107 and it will be your dog. >> the volunteers to meet are the unsung heroes in this field that take the animals to hope and nurse them to get strong enough to come down and rehome. without volunteers, i would have to be honest to say this wouldn't be much more than a pound. we thank god that we have the number of committed people coming down and helping us out, it makes all the difference in the world. >> when you want to come in and volunteer, you go through a general orientation, about two hours. there is a lot of flexibility. and the various programs available, are baseline dog walking. you can work with the cats.
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you can work with tony's kitty rescue, with the small animals and guinea pigs and birds and chickens. >> you always have an appreciative audience. >> do you feel that what you have learned here helped you with your own dogs? >> the training they don't have? yes. and it's things that you learn, we usually outlive our dogs and every time you get a new one, you have skills to teach them. >> one of the programs is training program and it's staffed by a member of the community and one of the programs she has is dog socialization. >> we started this program for
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canine socialization. and all the dogs available for adoption get to play for two hours. and it's a time for them to get incredible exercise and play with other dogs and we have remedial socialization. and it's incredible the dogs and they get exercise and run and tumble and when most adopters come to look in the afternoon, they are quiet and settled. >> and i want come and someone sees a dog and loves it, it's quick. and after three weekends, i saw him and he connected and i connected and came back. >> what is your experience of working with the animals? >> unbelievable. from the guy that is came to
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the house and everyone here, they are friendly and knowledge believe and -- knowledgeable and they care about the animals. >> and it's a great place to visit and look at the animals and maybe fall in love and take one home. and look at our grooming program and volunteer program and many say, hey, this there is really, only one boy... one girl... one tree... one forest... one ocean... one mountain... one sky... and one simple way to care for it all. please visit and learn how the world's leading environmental groups are working together under one name. earth share.
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one environment... [music] hello, i'm ivette torres and welcome to another edition of the road to recovery. today we'll be talking about treating addiction among our nation's youth. joining us in our panel today are frances harding, director, center for substance abuse prevention, substance abuse and mental health services administration, u.s. department of health and human services, rockville, maryland; monique bourgeois, executive director,
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association of recovery schools, fort washington, pennsylvania; greg williams, co-director, connecticut turning to youth and families, danbury, connecticut; dr. mark godley, director, research and development, chestnut health systems, bloomington, illinois. fran, what is the extent of the problem with youth in america? our most recent survey from samhsa is that around 10 million, a little over 10 million of our young people, are using alcohol and substances. that actually breaks down to 26 percent of them are drinking and another 17 percent of them are binge drinking, which is having more than five drinks in a row at one setting. so it's a concern of ours that our young people are
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really starting to accelerate drinking and drugging than they have in the past. and mark, it's fran has mentioned, alcohol is really the main problem. what other substances are youth taking today? while most youth who use, do use alcohol, marijuana runs a pretty close second with high use in marijuana. but probably the most rapidly growing segment of new use is in the prescription drug area with high increasing numbers of new users coming into the system who've used prescription drugs and normally getting it from a relative or from friends. and inhalants may be a problem as well? inhalants is a problem at younger ages more so than at the older ages. we see a higher use of inhalants with the 13- to 17-year-olds than with the 18- to 24-year-old.
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and the challenge with inhalants is that they're more readily available. they're in the homes, so. gateway-type drug to using other things, eventually. monique, what are some of the factors that really place a youth at risk? well i think factors that place the youth at risk for using substances include underlying mental health issues. i think that environmental factors play an important role if they're in a community that is highly supportive of use. maybe at home there's using going on. i think that those are some really big contributing factors. and greg, why should we be concerned in america with all of these issues with youth? well i think the biggest thing is people don't generally realize all the different areas that are impacted by young people using drugs and alcohol, you know.
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if you look at, you know, in my life, you know, you talk about the hospitalizations, the criminal stuff, all the different areas in my life that were impacted as a result of my alcohol and drug use. so it wasn't just that i was putting myself at risk but i was putting other people at risk and i was causing, you know, impacts in different areas of society. for our audience, give them an idea of how you ran into trouble with substances. you know, when i was about 13 or 14, you know, i experienced with alcohol, you know, and when i first drank, it helped me to, you know, feel accepted. it helped me to feel a part of, you know, and i had a lot of fear and anxiety and acceptance issues growing up, and, you know, alcohol did change that for me. and then quickly it became, you know, marijuana because it was easier to obtain than alcohol, you know. i mean it was parents' cabinets, things like that, you know, early on and i progressed pretty quickly, you know.
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i liked drinking and drugging and i liked the feeling and, you know, so i embraced it, you know. how did you get help? i ultimately received help through family support. my family got very concerned when i was 16 and 17 and i started to do a lot more risky behaviors with using heavier pharmaceutical drugs and opiates and they started to see a lot of consequences through car accidents and school, you know, issues and, you know, i used to do athletics and i wasn't doing athletics anymore and, you know, so it was really my family who pushed me to the direction of, you know, putting me first into an outpatient program and then subsequently into an inpatient treatment setting after a car accident. and fran, isn't this typical is that the parents sometimes don't even have a clue? can you talk a little bit about what parents need to be looking out for. one thing that parents should know better watching today is that you are a huge influence on
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young people's behavior, not only while they were pushing you to get into treatment but to prevent a younger person from getting into trouble to begin with. and we teach parents to look out for signs, some of what you've already mentioned. you were an athlete and then you went away from that. usually you will see, parents should see, signs if they have a group of friends that they've been hanging around with since they were 10 years old and then all of a sudden, 15, 16, they have a whole new group of friends. we teach parents to go into the bedrooms and to look around and see the signs of what's changed in the room and what becomes more important, and mostly listen to what they're talking about, who they're talking with, how secretive they become with their computers, all of these things contribute to triggers that a possible problem...may not be alcohol,
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may not be drugs but there is a problem brewing here that will ultimately turn into something that's dangerous. monitoring is huge for parents. to know the whereabouts of your young person, who they hang out with, what they do in their free time, that's extremely important, but as greg sort of alluded to as well, the thing about parents is they're the first teachers that a child has. they're the role models, they're the teachers and so one of the things we tell parents is that if you use, stop using in the house, you know, if you drink, don't drink in the house; don't keep alcohol in the house and don't drink because you're a role model now. and if you suspect that your adolescent is having issues, they will do as you do as well. so take care about your own use. and that doesn't always sit well but it's a pretty important step to take at times. also, getting involved in their adolescents'
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activities, knowing what their extracurriculars are and being a part of that, monitoring homework so that you're on top of that. you don't have to do the homework with them or do it for them, for heaven sakes, but to be a part of it and to make sure it's happening and then and so finally is what we see in treatment settings over time is that with their families in treatment is is that the interactions have become characterized by negative, you know, interactions too often and so slowly beginning to flip it toward more positive, finding more positive things to interact about is just huge, so increase positive communication. but mark, in a way, for some individuals and some families, and correct me if i'm wrong, people can also teach their children to use alcohol moderately at the right age when they, you know, when it's
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legal because i think the majority of people are going to probably say well, you know what, i'm an adult; i have an opportunity to have wine with dinner, you know. and so for the homes where people have that kind of a perspective, what type of message should they be sending, monique? well, i think that it's important that people are educated on adolescent brain development and knowing that at a certain age the brain is fully developed, up near 25, and so the younger a child starts using, the greater the likelihood that they're going to become dependent. and so i think keeping that information in mind and helping parents understand that it's really important that delaying onset of use is really going to produce the best results for that student. and that, you know, at an appropriate age and appropriate time it is okay to, you know, partake in something that is legal.
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with moderation, correct greg? yeah. i mean, i think the biggest thing, you know, something fran alluded to, i mean, is sometimes as a society we don't acknowledge that drugs or alcohol happening in our house or we don't acknowledge it's happening in our school. and i think that statistics say otherwise, that your adolescent is going to be experiencing drugs and alcohol and they're going to be exposed to it at some way, shape or form and so, you know, there's a lot of families who don't accept that, you know, statement, and it's families that can accept that and say, okay, what are we going to do about it now; my child's going to be exposed to this. do we want to have an open environment at home where we're talking openly about it or do we want to have this punitive push it under the rug, let's not talk about it? but as soon as something bad happens, we're going to punish them so, you know, there's a lot of people who talk about, you know, having a safety phone call, you know, for an adolescent where if a young person is out at a party or something, they have a non-punitive way to call their family and come
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get a ride if they're in trouble, you know. and they know that they're not going to get in trouble and it's usually that fear. for me, it was the same thing. it was, you know, i didn't want to tell my family what i was doing because of the fear of being grounded or for them to worry about me. but it's like changing that paradigm about, you know, that if we talk openly about this, it becomes a much more environment where people can seek help easier. and when we come back, i want to pick up, fran, on the risk and protective factors that we need our audience to know. we'll be right back. [music] youth are not unlike any other substance user or person with addiction. i think the difference is is how important peers are for those individuals.
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kids are so dependent on their peers for how they think, how they do social engagement. it's really important that they have a set of peers that don't drink, don't take, don't use, that they can look to for the support that they need. i think sometimes we think of substance abusers as not being able to recover until they've been through a long, long, long period of addiction. and i think what we're realizing is that kids do recover. we have lots of examples of young people who are 16 and 17 and 18 who've been sober, clean and sober for 2 or 3 years as they've realized what that's going to mean to their lives. so those kinds of supports are important to them as well. we know that a young person's brain is still maturing, still developing. it's harder for a young person to control their impulses. it's harder for a young person to avoid, especially a young male's sensation-seeking activities. they are also more tune to the demands of their peer group. so they're more likely to make impulsive decisions and
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all of those things affect recovery and sobriety. people who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction sometimes say hurtful things. they drive the people who love them most away. if you know someone who suffers from drug or alcohol addiction, listen; try to hear what they are really saying; know that there is hope and help them find their voice again. for drug or alcohol treatment referral for you or someone you know, call 1-800-662-help; brought to you by the u.s. department of health and human services. how was school today? how was school today? your session go alright? you have a good session? want to go to a game with me? i got tickets to the game. talk with the kids in your life about drugs and alcohol and if they're in treatment or recovery, support them, even if you have to practice. i am so proud of you.
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for drugs and alcohol information and treatment referral, call 1-800-622-help. [music] working as a documentary film-maker with youth, you know, has taught me a lot and i've learned a lot, you know, just in the process of giving back and educating myself to other pathways to recovery. you know, i had my experience, my personal experience and my recovery but, you know, videotaping and capturing other stories has opened my mind to multiple pathways and different ways people recover from drugs and alcohol. fran, let's talk about some of those protective factors that parents can utilize in order to speak to their children and counsel them. well, some of them have already been mentioned about having the parent participate in the child's life.
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and parents kind of shrug that off but if you see parents of elementary students and the concerts they go to, the science fairs and then you go and you flip the years forward in high school and you go to their concerts and you go to their sports events, there's very few parents there because they feel they're older now and they don't need that kind of support, so we look to that. we look to teachers to really see a young person as an individual so that we can have the teachers work with them to get the best grades possible because we know one of the protective factors that have been studied and this has been over time. this not someone's thoughts; this is actual in science...shows that if in the fifth and sixth grade if the young person has good grades, that's a "b" average student. they are more likely to succeed in school, and in family, feel good about themselves and have less risk going forward. and the "less" is in the community, to have the


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