In blogs by Aida NangleNovember 26, 201418 Comments
I believe there is often a common misconception that prescription medications are safer than illegal substances, but this is not the case when prescription medications are not taken as they are prescribed. Great to see a film that address this problem here in the islands.
Lawrence, thankyou for your comment.
It seems that oxy is like a gateway to heroin for upper income addicts. Trippy
I’m from Oklahoma and it’s really bad over there. Depression is rampant especially in some farming communities. I live in Hawaii now and will be watching. Hoping this can be seen by my folks in the mainland.
Becky, during the year of research we did, we heard about Oklahoma and other states like Vermont, where the problem is so bad now that folks who never did street drugs all of a sudden find themselves addicted to Oxycontin, Vicodin, Oxycode, Tramadol… and because it’s so hard to get prescriptions due to misuse, many are turning to heroin. It’s cheaper and easier to get. Did you see the Rolling Stone article on Vermont? Hope we your home town will be able to view the film on natl cable sometime soon.
Becky, during the year of research we did, we heard about Oklahoma and other states like Vermont, where the problem is so bad now that folks who never did street drugs all of a sudden find themselves addicted to Oxycontin, Vicodin, Oxycode, Tramadol… and because it’s so hard to get prescriptions due to misuse, many are turning to heroin. It’s cheaper and easier to get. Did you see the Rolling Stone article on Vermont? Hope to get the film to your home town sometime soon.
It’s terrible and calling attention to this is important. Will stay tuned, thank you
I want to see this. Will this be available to view online? I don’t live in Hawaii.
After the film airs in Hawaii and offered for national broadcast, we’ll definitely put up the film on line. There’s also a companion website and viewers guide for teachers, rehab clinics, to help them use the film in classrooms.
Yes this film will be available on line, after the television broadcasts. If you are not in Hawaii we will post alerts as to where the film can be seen. Thanks for your comment.
This is edgy, one of the film’s producers. I hope you (and your uncle) tune in to the Hawaii broadcast on Wednesday. There are many people who are addicted to painkillers and benzodiazepines (valium, xanax, etc) and kids are recreationally taking Adderall (stimulant). It’s seen across the U.S. In the film, Dr Jon Streltzer (UH Medical School, Psychiatry) says this is not the case in most other developed countries. We medicate with synthetic opioids more than any other population. We’re only a fraction of the world’s population but 80% of all prescribed opioids are taken by Americans. Our film will cover a very complicated situation we see today in the U.S. and it’s not all about doctors overprescribing. We all need to take responsibility.
Thank you for responding! I will and my aunties too. I going to their house and we all going watch together. Thank you for this!
My uncle was heavily addicted to oxy. I’m looking forward to watching this film.
I know first hand and have overcome this addiction. Will watch this for sure.
Couldn’t have come at a better time. Setting the channel to watch!
this is a big problem in my home state (FLA). Is this a news show from Hawaii?
This is a very timely story especially pertinent in my home state Florida. Is this produced as a news report in Hawaii”
You must be logged in to post a comment.