Addiction


Genre: Medical & Rescue


Duration: 2 x 60’


Year of Production: 2010


Production Company: Beyond Productions in association with Mushroom Pictures and Screen Australia


Commissioned By: ABC Australia


Definition: HD


Once considered a moral failing, addiction is now treated as a chronic disease and it is widespread. Whatever their motivation for getting clean, rehab is no easy ride and the hardest part of the whole journey is the moment the addicts are released to face the temptations outside. Follow the real stories of a diverse group of addicts entering rehab. Some are doing rehab for the first time and some are old hands who continue to fall back into familiar ways. This emotional and brutally honest documentary shows the tragic consequences of addiction and reveals the extraordinary courage of those who attempt to step out of its shadow.