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SAB 110: Substance Abuse Overview
Professional Term/ Concept Application
Movie/Book Assignment

Directions: Use this form to review your book/movie. You will then apply 5 professional terms/ concepts to the movie or book that you chose. You can type your answers below, behind each section of information that you must provide. To get credit, you must use this form to submit your work. To get credit, you must also list the names of each of the 5 professional concepts/ terms that you chose and must give a detailed example of how each of those 5 terms/ concepts was demonstrated in the movie or book. To get credit you must use professional concepts/ terms from your course text. You must write in complete sentences and with good grammar to get full credit.

Your Name: Deitra Crompton

Date: 10.07.2014

Name of the Book or Movie That You Selected:
Goodfellas


Brief description of the plot, especially as it is relevant to substance abuse (2-3 paragraphs)

This film views the mob lives of three pivotal figures in the 1960's and 70's New York. Henry Hill is a local boy turned gangster in a neighborhood full of the roughest and toughest. Tommy Devito is a pure bred gangster, who turns out to be Henry's best friend. Jimmy Conway puts the two of them together, and runs some of the biggest hijacks and burglaries the town has ever seen. After an extended jail sentence, Henry must sneak around the back of the local mob boss, Paulie Cicero, to live the life of luxury he has always dreamed of. In the end, the friends end up in a hell of a jam, and must do anything they can to save each other, and stay alive.


The real Henry Hill was first arrested at age 16 and has suffered with substance abuse all his life. He started using drugs in jail. He even sold drugs in prison to support his family. Throughout the course of this movie alcohol and drug abuse are…...

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