Some crack dealers fancied themselves documentarians and put together this gem, the rockumentary, part 1. From addiction to recovery as a popular actor who has played iconic roles in which his character uses drugs or alcohol, russell brands depiction of his reallife struggles with drug and alcohol addiction are jarring. In the documentary wasted, therapist and alcoholic in recovery mike pond, along with his life partner filmmaker maureen palmer, take viewers on a very personal journey of discovery. The fighter true story reveals that this really happened, and it resulted in the hbo documentary high on crack street. Watch free documentaries online documentary addict. This hbo film was shot over an 18 month period and documents the daily life of crack addicts living in the american. The awardwinning documentary that inspired the oscar winning film, the fighter, starring. The documentary frames the lives of three addicts against this background, while.
Documents 18 months in the lives of three crack addicts in lowell, massachusetts. Nora volkow, director of the national institute on drug abuse, whose work is featured in the documentary. Lost lives in lowell is a harrowing documentary chronicling 18 months in the lives of. Now part of 5,529 documentaries online and counting. The national institute on alcohol abuse and alcholism.
This groundbreaking hbo series teams some of americas foremost experts on the vexing problem of addiction with some of the most talented documentary filmmakers working. Wildcard searching if you want to search for multiple variations of a word, you can substitute a special symbol called a wildcard for one or more letters. Lowell itself has a population of 108,861 and is the forth largest city in the state, it is home to former professional boxer dick ecklund and his brother mickey ward. For example, world war ii with quotes will give more precise results than world war ii without quotes. Addiction dvd a hbo series 4 dvds, disks 1 90 min, disk 2 118 min, disk 3 93 min, disc 4 115 min. Recovering young heroin addict offers hope to others. Its never easy to witness someone in the throes of active addiction. The fighter true story real micky ward, dickie eklund. The hbo documentary called addiction, first aired march 15, 2007. Its filmmakers, michael cain and matt radecki, sifted through the videodiary footage to piece together the story of kirkhams life, focusing on the seven years in which he and his family struggled with his addiction to crack cocaine.
Dickie edlund played by christian bale was one of three featured subjects in the 1995 made for television documentary film high on crack street. Back then alcoholism was a common theme on the documentary front that and the homeless until stories from crack houses and drug addiction starting popping up. Tv junkie is a documentary that chronicles rick kirkhams drug addiction. This documentary looks at meth addiction in rural america from the perspective of dealers, users and law enforcement. This hbo film was shot over an 18 month period and documents the daily life of crack addicts living in the american city of lowell, massachusetts. Addiction hbo documentary series television the new. Flight 2012 an alcoholic, drugusing airline pilot denzel washington saves nearly all of his passengers on a malfunctioning airliner, but an investigation into the accident questions his decisions and his use of. The 90minute program, produced in partnership with the robert wood johnson foundation, the national institute on drug abuse nida, and the national institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism niaaa, is aimed at helping americans understand addiction as a treatable brain. This commitment was exemplified in two documentaries last year. Dope sick love is a really remarkable documentary made for hbo about two pairs of heroin addicted lovers roaming the streets of nyc. This drug may kill you is a heartbreaking tale of four families who have all been tragically affected by prescribed opioid addiction, it is an epidemic that is echoed all across the united states, ripping communities apart one addict at a time. Best drug addiction documentaries to show your child. Opiaterelated overdose deaths have quadrupled in the u. Easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications like oxycontin has fueled an epidemic of addictionthe deadliest in u.
The cape looks quite spectacular in the new hbo documentary heroin. This documentary follows the lives of a number of heroin addicts in the u. This drug may kill you offers a closeup of the opioid epidemic the hbo documentary by perri peltz looks at four families devastated by addiction to. All of the addiction stories featured in the film started with legitimate opioid prescriptions from doctors to. Brenda, dicki and booboo have grown up in and around lowell. The musical as they navigate their early 20s, facing both the challenges and triumphs for adults on the autism spectrum. Hbo hasnt run too many documentaries of late on this subject, so seeing it play out reminds me of hbo in the early days. As a former heroin addict, the documentary warning. Phrase searching you can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order. This drug may kill you view larger image the united states is currently facing a deadly opioid crisis where people are prescribed painkillers to recover from surgery. Lost lives in lowell is a harrowing documentary chronicling 18 months in the lives of three crackhouse friends whose addiction has let them to crime and despair. Throughout the fighter, an hbo documentary camera crew follows dicky ecklund christian bale around his hometown of lowell, massachusetts.
Actual hbo documentary from the fighter high on crack. Hbo ran a 90minute documentary, addiction, as part of the addiction project that aimed to increase awareness that addiction is a chronic brain disease. Im ffa and it was really important for me to watch this stuff, especially the medical understanding of the disease, when my rah was struggling. In anticipation of watching this one i recall hbo programming under the america undercover banner that began in the mid80s. It is an epidemic which was fueled by an aggressive 1990s marketing campaign. Over two thousand tons of highly sensitive and valu. They reveal tantalizing clues to what causes addiction and focus on compassionate evidencebased treatments that pick up where aa leaves off. Assembled by some of the nations top documentary filmmakers, and consisting of nine segments that focus on case studies and cuttingedge treatments that challenge traditional beliefs about addiction, this film features insights from experts on trends and treatments in the ongoing battle against drug and alcohol abuse. Hbo the celluloid closet and high on crack street 1997. Addiction is a diseasea treatable diseaseand it needs to be understood, said dr. Our goal is for hbos addiction project to educate the public about this disease and thereby help to eliminate the stigma associated with it. Brenda freaks out on booboo at the hospital hbo documentary 1996. Did hbo really film a documentary about dickie eklunds addiction to crack cocaine.
Addiction is a chronic disease, says hbo addiction project. In an effort to understand relapse as a part of the addiction disorder, researchers at the university of pennsylvania enlisted addicts to participate in a study investigating the brains response to drug cues. Dicky eklund, brenda, and booboo have grown up in and around lowell. There is no narration and we never see any interviews with the subjects, the camera just follows them around, like a third eye, completely detached. Brand used a variety of substances on a daily basis including alcohol, marijuana, speed, cocaine, crack, and heroin. But reallife addiction is distinctly unglamorous, and the goal of hbos new addiction project, which makes its debut on thursday, is to help everyday victims and their friends and families. An hbo documentary that explores cape cods heroin crisis will air later this month.
Along the way, dicky gets addicted to cocaine and is hoping that the hbo documentary on his life turns into his comeback. He believes or he claims to believe the documentary is about his impending boxing comeback. But we follow dicky around lowell, too, and we see how lost he is to crack addiction. The real dicky eklund in hbos high on crack street and places. Documentary treatment programs published may 27, 2010 hbo documentary addiction discusses abstinence based treatment programs vs. In the movie, we see an hbo camera crew following dickie. With any luck theyll be identified and arrested before they make part 2. I had seen this years ago on hbo, and it has lost none of its punch. One subject, william, is addicted to crack, and describes his relapses as battles he cant win. A featurelength 90minute documentary addiction brings together leading experts on drug and alcohol addiction to shed light on dependencies, causes, and the latest developments in treatment.
Nih partners with hbo on groundbreaking documentary on. In 2014, massachusetts had more than 1,250 deaths from heroin overdose. Welcome to the largest and best curated collection of documentaries on the planet. The film focuses on case studies and new medical approaches. Hbo addiction project national institute on drug abuse.
The camera went into crack houses and heroin dens then and sadly still go back into them decades later. Documentary from the 1980s about the rise of crack use. There were some strong documentaries then about the drug culture, habits and addiction. Hbo to air new doc on opioid addiction get smart about drugs. Cape cod, usa was directed by steven okazaki, who won an academy award for his 1990 documentary days. As i settled in to watch hbos new documentary on the opioid crisis, warning. There are magnificent shots of the beaches, with their granular beige sand, their saltwashed wooden footpaths. In addition, join together distributed dvds of addiction to addiction treatment organizations and individual treatment providers. Right now im also watching following sean, which is a documentary revisiting a kid who was witness to a lot of drug and alcohol abuse in the 60s thirty years later. During that specific period of time, as seen in the film, dicky was a part of a documentary about crack addiction, called high on crack street. The documentary frames the lives of three addicts against this background.1167 277 257 946 750 978 1166 1119 866 344 339 884 1402 1318 490 113 1365 7 413 176 162 437 470 1052 359 1196 815 1449 486 257 409 1055 1081 801 603 1021 492 1475 1339 558 1376 948 480 1401 107