I am a crisis/detox behavioral health technician and I believe this movie hit the nail on the head. I work with all kinds of drug addicts, patients and co-workers that were addicts. Most of which are really close friends.
I think the movie perfectly portrays a person that wants to get clean and is trying really hard to do so. I also think it perfectly portrayed a mother who really wanted to help despite being burned multiple times and somewhat cautious of trusting or being 100% supportive. And the whole movie is not in the trailer. You need to watch the movie to put the puzzle together.
I believe that most of the reviews that are seen on here are from people that have never used heroin (which is led to by using opioids), or have never used meth (which she also said she used), have either never worked with or 100% supported someone detoxing off of drugs, or are stereotyping because they think they know what they're talking about despite not knowing anything about the symptoms of all drugs.
And yes real life detoxing looks exactly the way it looks in the movie. Detoxing can go on for multiple days depending on how much you're taking, how often, and for how long you have been using. Yes there are medications like methadone to help but a lot of patients go to clinics but come to detox because they are high on another substance.
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