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DC-S1 Ep 05 - Kirsten's Story (5/13)


This is also part of this series: Drug Class - Season 1 (13)


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Cooper Rock
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 23 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 2008
Available in French: No

Kristen is nine months into recovery, but she is still struggling with how to best occupy her "clean" time. Before drugs and alcohol gave her an easy out from dealing with stress and finding something to do. Frustrated, she admits “Drugs have taken my family, my friends, my life really.” Rand asks her to focus on one day at a time or even getting through one hour at a time. To demonstrate how addiction plays in one's life, Rand shows his class how a lab rat's addiction leads to fatal choices because of its desire for drugs. Finally, Kirsten takes Rand's advice and tries out for a high school fashion show and looks for a job. She also begins to realize that things like staying sober for a day are also making her happy.

Awards: 2008 Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series for the Travis’ Story Episode

Links: http://www.drugclass.ca