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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 ~ 7 - 9 p.m.

Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall

 Documentary Film with Filmmaker Q&A: 'The Hungry Heart'   Link to related url for more information

The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease.

Dr. Holmes prescribes suboxone to his patients struggling with prescription drug addiction.  Much like methadone, suboxone helps many addicts in their recovery process– for some taking suboxone is a crucial stepping stone to long term recovery, for others it is a crutch, for others suboxone is abused and diverted onto the street. Through the film we see Dr. Holmes struggling with these challenges and trying to make sense and keep the faith in the midst of many contradictions.

Most importantly however, as the film progresses we begin to see the simple but profound connection that Dr. Holmes creates with each patient. The film shines a light on the healing power of conversation and the need for connection that many of these young addicts yearn for but do not have in their lives.

Followed by a Q&A with fiilmmaker Bess O'Brien.

Free admission.

 

 

Contact Cathy Kelly at asapnantucket@gmail.com for more information about this and other ASAP sponsored events.  Our next ASAP coalition meeting will take place on Monday, April 28 at 5 p.m. at the Nantucket High School conference room. All in the community are welcome to attend.


"Downward Spiral: America's Heroin Epidemic," an important series from NBC-TV can be viewed from the link below. 

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/americas-heroin-epidemic-where-find-help-n74116

 

 

 

   

 

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