Dean, Sandi, and Eric have battled heroin addiction and share their journey to longterm recovery. Daniel, in the midst of his heroin use, shares his video diary to serve as the most ...
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Dean, Sandi, and Eric have battled heroin addiction and share their journey to longterm recovery. Daniel, in the midst of his heroin use, shares his video diary to serve as the most personal of warnings. This is our community, our crisis and only as a community, and with a shift in our perception of addicts and addiction, can we begin to tackle this crisis.
In various interviews with filmmaker Michael Venn, he spoke about his goal to capture a different side of the opioid crisis, that being the story of hope and possibility. In this film, The Heroin Effect, he did just that, quite successfully.
While not every story in the film ends well, I absolutely came away from this feeling hopeful and clear on the direction and type of actionable solutions that we can take to effect real change in how we respond to this crisis. All of it just made so much sense to me. I hope this film will be widely viewed and inspire communities and lawmakers alike to do what needs to be done that willl "make the solution bigger than the problem", in the words of Sandi Coyle who is featured in the film. Thank you Michael Venn for putting together such a compelling film that should inspire our communities into action.
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