A Mother's Desperation - Resorting to the Law: Addiction - The HBO Series
Catalogue Number: 395144
Producer: Films Media Group
Subject: Documentary, Guidance, Health, Health and Medicine, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: United States
Copyright Year: 2006
Running Time: 27
An in-depth look inside a moving case study, this program illustrates a mother’s final attempt to rescue her daughter from heroin—by having a warrant issued for her arrest. After five weeks on the run, Aubrey gives up and goes to the police, enters court-mandated treatment, and moves back in with her mother. They take turns speaking to the camera about their experiences, their relationship, and how they view the future. The film also depicts a support group in which several mothers of addicts share their concerns, fears, and hopes for their children—as well as the toll addiction has taken on their own spirits. Some content may be objectionable.
An HBO Production.