Straight Talk features frank testimonials of 19 teens with significant chemical dependency issues ranging in age from 13 to 22. This is the straight story from young people who've been there. In the starkest terms they discuss their most personal issues: Parental drug and alcohol use, physical abuse, sexual acting out, chronic low self-esteem, loneliness, alienation and suicidal ideation. They represent a cross section of youth, from gang members to straight A students. No matter who your viewers are, there is a Straight Talker their age, sex and ethnic background dealing with problems very like their own. Includes: Starting Early - covers preaddiction issues: Home life, early school experiences, self-esteem in early childhood, special education placement. Hitting Rock Bottom: addiction issues: Drugs of choice, abusive relationships, sexual acting out, suicidality. Getting Straight: recovery issues: Staying straight, coping with relapse, dealering with the past and regaining a vision for the future.
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