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Title Addiction : Ep 1 Of 2.

Published Australia : ABC1 [broadcaster], 2010 July 01 at 21:30:00.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 streaming video file (55 min. 5 sec.) ; 334869689 bytes
Notes Closed captioning in English.
Summary *Coarse Language* At a Melbourne rehab known as the Manor, four addicts are beginning a 28-day program that they hope will mark a new chapter in their lives. Self-confessed bad boy James wants to escape from an all-consuming drug habit that has wreaked havoc on his health and his family. Former teacher Denise wants to be rid of the gambling and alcohol addictions that have caused her financial and emotional ruin. 32-year-old Tim is addicted to an over-the-counter cough medication and now realises he's wasted his youth on drugs. And 49-year-old tradesman Mick wants to beat the booze so he can reconnect with the niece and nephew he loves. Whatever their motivation for getting clean, rehab at the Manor is no easy ride. The addicts undergo intensive physical and psychological therapy, designed to help them understand their addiction and equip them with the skills to manage it. They go through rehab side-by-side, but each addict must face their own challenges: Mick has to confront the tragic childhood cause of his addiction; James struggles to control the anger that he used to quell with drugs; Denise must fight demons of denial and isolation; and Tim needs to find a place to live that won't lead him back to drugs. Every stage of rehab leads up to the most difficult moment of the journey, when the addicts are released to face the temptations outside the gate. Will they return to their old ways, or begin a new chapter in their lives, sober and drug free? PRODUCTION DETAILS: A Beyond Pictures production for ABC TV in association with Mushroom Pictures and Screen Australia. Executive Producer: David Alrich. Presented by Fiona O'Loughlin.
Audience Classification M ACMA.
Other author O'Loughlin, Fiona, actor.
Keogh, Marco, contributor.
Maloney, Michael, contributor.
Waters, Mary, contributor.
Whelan, Greg, contributor.
Subject Alcoholics -- Family relationships.
Alcoholics -- Psychological aspects.
Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation.
Drug addicts -- Family relationships.
Drug addicts -- Psychology.
Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation.