You see it in some of TV's highest rated sitcoms. Jokes about casual drug use. It's happening on shows that are popular with many teenagers, like "Family Guy" and "Two Broke Girls." Now some experts on drug addiction are speaking out.
Our Fox 11 Special "Drugs and the Media" takes a look at the impact these shows may be having on our kids.
SEGMENT ONE: Kids and TV.
Phil Shuman takes a look at some of the overt drug references in highly-rated TV shows. We'll also look at the very public behavior of some of the most popular TV and music stars, like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. Phil talks to addiction specialist Dr. Damon Raskin - who was himself a former child star - and Richard Taite of the Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center about how the media may be affecting America's children.
SEGMENT TWO: Drugs and Kids.
Phil Shuman examines some of the statistics on drug abuse among 12 to 17 year old kids. We'll hear from Dr. Damon Raskin and Richard Taite, co-author of the Amazon best-selling book, "Ending Addiction for Good."
SEGMENT THREE: The Lindsay Lohan Case.
Lindsay Lohan was ordered by a judge to attend a "lock down" drug and alcohol treatment center for 90 days - a much longer stretch than has been mandated in the past. But will it be enough?
SEGMENT FOUR: Summing up.
We'll examine some of the root causes of drug addiction and what parents can do to help navigate their kids away from drugs and alcohol.
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