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Degrassi Talks; Drugs

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Degrassi Talks
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Broadcast in 1992. After the "School's Out" film some of the Degrassi actors took part in an educational documentary named Degrassi Talks. There are six talks, each devoted to a specific subject and hosted by one of the actors. The topics include Abuse, Alcohol, Depression, Drugs, Sex, and Sexuality. Each episode is hosted by an actor. AmandaStepto hosts the Sex talk, Neil Hope discusses Alcohol, Rebecca Haines discusses Abuse, Pat Mastroianni hosts the Depression talk, Siluck Saysanasay hosts the drugs talk, and Stacie Mistysyn hosts the sexuality talk. Series release date: 1992

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The host of the Drugs show, Siluck Saysanasy, is optimistic that these stories about using drugs will be effective in giving a positive message about recovering from drug abuse and living drug free.

Okay, so why is Siluck the Degrassi kid who stands up and talks straight about drugs on the Degrassi Talks series? He shrugs. He is embarrassed about it, but he's a smoker, and the nicotine in cigarettes can be classified as a drug. As well, his character, Yick, who started off as Arthur's nerdy (and bratty) buddy in glasses has become a party animal.



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CBC Television (Series Producer)
Playing For Time Inc. (Series Producer)
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