Based in Vancouver, BC, this video chronicles 17 turbulent months in the lives of four middle class families whose children have become addicted to hard drugs. The parents and their teens are interviewed to hear and see the struggles involved in trying to overcome the addictions -- detox centres, methadone treatment, support groups for parents, attempts to change public policy.
"Quality documentaries that inform & enlighten" - Container
Produced by the People of Downtown Eastside in association with Crossroads Productions
Summary: A unique educational video documentary - made for and by injection drug users. Bill, Lori, Ed and Jacob are active addicts who share their stories and their experience with HIV, and living positive. As they interact with their doctors, nurses, support groups, community agencies, and each other, IV Positive reveals critical information on HIV and harm reduction. . . IV Positive speaks directly to users about the importance of shooting safe, getting tested and learning that HIV is not about death, it's about living
Contents: Getting tested -- What is HIV and AIDS? -- Finding a doctor -- Dealing with meds -- Learning about Hep C -- Eating right -- Food options -- Safe fixing -- Safe sex -- User groups -- Finding a support group -- Seeking recovery -- Staying clean