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Not My Kid (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  15 January 1985 (USA)
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A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening ... See full summary »

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Dr. Frank Bower
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Helen Bower
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Doctor Royce
Gary Bayer ...
Dr. Gramley
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Jean
Christa Denton ...
Kelly Bower
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Ricky
Laura Harrington ...
Melody
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Brian
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Penny
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Linda
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Susan Bower
Dennis Howard ...
Charlie Rafferty
Caroline Smith ...
Diane Rafferty
Shana O'Neil ...
Wendy
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A teenaged drug addict is sent to Dr. Royce's controversial drug intervention program where the addicts in the program confront each other in supervised group meetings. Also, in evening meetings, the addicts are confronted by their families. The girl's parents want to remove her from the program because it upsets them that their daughter is being forced to associate with addicts who admit to stealing and trading sex for drugs. They remain in denial until their daughter admits at a family confrontation meeting the extent of her drug addiction. After this they are able to address their own feelings about being the family of a hardcore drug addict. The daughter is reunited with her family only after all of them have acknowledged her addiction and accepted therapy for it. Written by Steven W. Siferd <72233.741@compuserve.com>

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Very Powerful
9 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a 14 yr old girl I was shown this movie and found it so powerful that today, at 25 I still remember it clearly. I have not touched a drug because of that movie. It put me off to the extent that I was never even curious or tempted to try drugs despite my surroundings and friends that provided me with many opportunities. The graphic details shown here are very effective and the message given is potent.I hope that this movie is shown to many teenagers in an effort to prevent drug use. I plan to show it to my children. As a 14 yr old I do not remember taking notice of the acting skills in this movie so perhaps it would not be entertaining for grown-ups but I would definitely call it a "MUST" for teenagers.


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