Pathway to Prevention commissioned the creation of Emmy-winning Collision Course – Teen Addiction Epidemic to educate teens and parents about the risks of that first innocent drink or pill. The documentary, which has aired on PBS across America, features young people who reveal how they became increasingly trapped by their chemical dependency on drugs or alcohol. Their stories may have different beginnings – a pill taken to ease mental or physical pain, a drink grabbed to “fit in,” or a pill that offered confidence and academic focus. But the endings are the same: young people who become dependent on drugs or alcohol to make it through the day, and their struggles to regain their lives and even to stay alive. The documentary also features teens who choose NOT to use in spite of peer pressure and a culture of casual drug use.
Filmed in the Sacramento, California area, Collision Course encourages parents and teens everywhere to talk about the very real risks of addiction to drugs or alcohol, and to make informed choices and wise decisions about that first drink or pill. Collision Course is rated TV-14 and includes honest, accurate and potentially disturbing material. Viewer discretion advised.