(Contains adult language)
Journalist Linda Ellerbee introduces the faces of addiction in the HBO program produced in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Viewers see a series of first-person accounts interspersed with facts and statistics that highlight the costs of addiction. There are adults and teens, rich and poor, professionals and students recounting their battles with addictions ranging from alcohol to cocaine and heroin and even tobacco. Prisoners and parents, from Texas or Long Island, they count up the personal losses they have caused over and above the financial costs of their addictions. Those costs range from domestic violence to vehicular carnage, and we learn that substance abuse causes half a million casualties a year. Running Length – 59 minutes.