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Addiction is a beast this is a good movie to see the whole picture.
on May 5, 2014
I have 26 years complete and total abstinence through 12 step recovery. I am an extremely productive member of society. In my drug addiction I was violent, broke the law and hurt everyone around me. This movie was awesome. Many people think recovery doesn't happen or work we need to speak up. This country has a medical model where they are treating opiate addiction with opiates like Suboxone and/or putting people in prison for drug and alcohol related crimes. I have no problem with incarceration however our system makes better criminals out of individuals who really have a drug problem and we need rehabilitation integrated into the prison systems; if that's the direction we're going. Recovery happens and we need more integrated programs everywhere. The youth on the reservations are dying in droves from drug addiction, the prisons are filled with violence and incarceration for long periods as an answer to a disease named addiction. There is no true rehabilitation in many prisons. There are very few services that Addicts who don't have resources can enter. This is a huge problem in some states. I have also been an addiction counselor for 23 years and see the many intricacies of the problem in our society surrounding people getting well or a wellness model. This movie clearly points this out.Thanks for listening.