Atlanta Premiere: Screenagers Under The Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol in the Digital Age
The timing could not be better or more urgent as we are facing a national youth mental health crisis – and higher stakes and consequences with youth substance experimentation due to fentanyl-laced drugs, ultra-high potency commercial THC products marketed to youth, and easier access through technology.." -- Kelsey Fernandez, Executive Director, Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships.
Screenagers Under The Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol in the Digital Age, the third feature documentary in the Screenagers trilogy, delves into how the tech revolution has reshaped adolescence and its effects on substance use. The film debunks myths and depicts strategies parents and schools can use to encourage healthy decision-making, support teen mental health, set limits, and create healthy home environments. The film also includes many ways young people are using their wisdom and strength to help each other and themselves through this complicated terrain around substance use.
While most documentaries about substance use focus on severe addiction, Screenagers Under The Influence fills a pressing need for a film that explores more common scenarios. The film is grounded in teens’ current reality of being flooded by images on social media, movies, and TV shows about vaping, drugs, and alcohol. Like the first two Screenagers films, Screenagers Under The Influence interweaves cutting-edge science with personal stories to create an informative and entertaining film experience for young people and adults alike. Screenagers Under The Influence focuses on practical solutions for keeping our teens safe in a changing world. Join the filmmaker, Dr. Delaney Ruston, and local experts for a question-and-answer session after the screening.
This premiere event is brought to the metropolitan Atlanta area by the Decatur Prevention Initiative in collaboration with the Decatur Parents Network. Teens may attend this event if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parking can be challenging, so allow time to get from your parking location and to check in at this event. See you at the movies!
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