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Title The Hungry Heart / directed by Bess O'Brien.

Publication Info. Burlington, Vt. ; Barnet, Vt. : Kingdom County Productions, 2013.


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 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction DVD  DVD 362.29 HUNGRY    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 96 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in + 2 guides (26 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm)
Credits Producer and director, Bess O'Brien ; editor, Scott Esmond ; cinematography by Patrick Kennedy ; still photography, Carley Stevens-McLaughlin ; Sound mix, Egan Media ; DVD design, Jean Cousins.
Contents Special features: Professionals discuss addition and recovery -- Author David Sheff shares the story of his son Nic's recovery -- Linda tells us more about her daughter Jess -- A drug dealers reveals his strategy and change of heart -- A mom and daughter share their stories together on the couch.
Summary "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. In addition, the film interviews a number of older addicts who talk about their recovery process juxtaposed against Fred's patients. The road to recovery is paved with both success stories and strewn with relapses, downfalls and tragic losses. However, through the movie we see the many faces and diverse populations of addiction, and their continued search for a life of recovery."--DVD container.
Subject Holmes, Fred (Pediatrician)
Drug abuse -- Vermont.
Medication abuse -- Vermont.
Drug addiction -- Vermont.
Drug addiction -- Treatment -- Vermont.
Drug addiction -- Alternative treatment -- Vermont.
Documentary films -- Vermont.
Vermont -- Social conditions.
Drug abuse. (OCoLC)fst00898480
Medication abuse. (OCoLC)fst01432065
Drug addiction. (OCoLC)fst01430217
Drug addiction -- Treatment. (OCoLC)fst01430233
Drug addiction -- Alternative treatment. (OCoLC)fst01750990
Social history. (OCoLC)fst01122498
Vermont. (OCoLC)fst01204305
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films -- United States -- Vermont.
Documentary films.
Social problem films.
Added Author O'Brien, Bess, producer, director.
Esmond, Scott, film editor.
Kennedy, Patrick, cinematographer.
Kingdom County Productions, production company.
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