Warning: This Drug May Kill You

DVD, HBO Documentary Films, 2018, 58 Minutes, TV-14, High School-Adult

This DVD takes a revealing look at devastating effects of opioid addiction in the United States by profiling four families who have seen their lives tragically changed by abuses involving their loved ones whose addictions arose from physicians’ prescriptions of dangerous painkillers. The film sheds light on the struggles of families whose lives have been turned upside down after minor ailments led to the prescribing of highly addictive opioids which leading to heroin use. The DVD features the children of addicted people talking about their parents’ behaviors, and parents, brothers and sisters talking about the devastating loss of their loved ones to substance use disorder. Bonus features that can be viewed are as follows: How Did We Get Here?; Naloxon (Narcan); Treatment Options; and Drug Disposal Programs.

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