More and more people are combining alcohol and pills. Dr Joseph Pursch explains how sedative hypnotics such as alcohol, tranquilizers, barbiturates, and sleeping pills affect the body and mind. He explains how they sedate and at the same time stimulate; how cross tolerance and cross addiction develop; and how the half-life of drugs complicates the withdrawal symptoms. He also deals with the situations where major tranquilizers and antidepressants should be prescribed. For high school, college, adults. Especially good for alcohol/drug dependent persons, professional treatment staff, and families. Running Length – 28 min.