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American Made

Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, and Alejandro Edda in American Made (2017)

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Warning: This Drug May Kill You

Warning: This Drug May Kill You

  TV-14 | original | 59 MIN | 2017

More people die from overdoses of opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin than from car accidents and gun violence. This film takes an unflinching look at the devastating effects of opioid addiction by way of four families who have seen their lives tragically changed by abuses involving their loved ones--whose addictions arose due to doctors' prescriptions of dangerous painkillers.

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Movies in the Classroom: Requiem for a Dream

Kiranjit Luther PharmD. Candidate: St. John’s University Class of 2018

Farah Khorassani, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP Assistant Clinical Professor | St. John's University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Clinical Coordinator, Psychiatry | The Zucker Hillside Hospital

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Sara Goldfarb, mother of Harry, is shown to be addicted to amphetamines after taking a weight-loss medication prescribed by her doctor. She received an invite to a game show and wants to wear her red dress that she used to wear when her husband was alive; when she goes to try it on, she does not fit into it. As a result Sara tries to lose weight, but ultimately fails. Her friends refer her to a doctor that prescribes medications for weight-loss. Sara is adherent to her dosing schedule but eventually, starts to take extra doses when she notices the medication was not working fast enough. Her increase in the medication leads her to develop psychosis characterized by severe hallucinations and paranoia. 1 During one of her psychotic episodes, Sara went to the studio for the TV show because she was convinced it was time for her to appear on the show. When she arrived, she was admitted into a hospital after employees at the network realized that she was delusional. The doctors started her on an array of drugs that were ineffective in and she was eventually treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

Harry Goldfarb, Tyrone Love, and Marion Silver are all heroin users; Harry and Tyrone dream of becoming successful drug dealers while, Marion wants to start a clothing line. In the beginning their business is going well, they are bringing home a lot of money and have successful relationships. When there was stall in the heroin supply and not enough was available to use or sell, the three of them become very desperate for both heroine and money. Their relationships deteriorated and they had to resort to drastic measures to obtain heroin. Marion had to engage a pimp who gave her heroin in exchange for sexual pleasures and the two men attempted to drive from New York to Florida to visit a heroine wholesaler. During the roadtrip, Harry’s arm becomes infected and must seek treatment in the hospital. It becomes clear to the physicians treating Harry that he is a heroine abuser and both men are sent to jail. While in jail, Tyrone and Harry develop severe symptoms of drug withdrawal including sweating, shakiness, agitation, and cravings. 1  Harry’s symptoms are replaced with the pain from his gangrenous arm; the spot that he uses to shoot up has become severely infected and Harry is readmitted to the hospital to have his arm amputated off to prevent the gangrene from progressing.

As pharmacy students, this movie brings to life the heroine epidemic that we often hear about, but do not see first-hand. According to recent CDC statistics; there has been a 22.4% increase in heroin abuse from 2014. 2 As students and professionals, increased awareness of the mindset of someone suffering from drug addiction may help us work against the stigma and support these patients. A requiem is a service offered to the deceased as per the Catholic Church; this movie serves as a service to the unfulfilled dreams of each of the characters, as they fell further into the downward spiral of their addictions. Both ends of the addiction spectrum are seen within the movie – abuse and withdrawal. Sara’s addiction showcases the extreme end of amphetamine abuse whereas the others addiction showcases the side effects of withdrawal. This movie very clearly portrays the message “don’t do drugs” portraying the traumatic physical and psychological effects drugs has on a person. As health care professionals we must attempt to understand the strife of these patients and assist them with recovery.  


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A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs


A Day in the Life:

The world of humans who use drugs, "the film gives us an astonishingly intimate look at the lives, tribulations and inspiring resilience of drug using human beings." gabor maté m.d..


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The film takes us through one day in the life of eight people, from seven cities, in seven different countries of the world, from morning until night. They all have something in common - all of them use drugs. But these people are not defined by their drug use. All of them have their unique personalities, stories, and social networks. And the environment in which they live, the attitudes they face, the laws that regulate drug use, and the health services available to them have an enormous impact on their lives. This film is not only about drug users - it was also produced by drug users. It strives to challenge our common myths and preconceptions about drugs and the people who use them. It gives a voice to those representing one of the most marginalised communities of our world, to tell stories untold about hate, love, suffering, and happiness. It shows how they engage in social activism to break the silence and fight the stigma that shadows their days. The film won the golden medal for best documentary at the Online Video Award of Kreatív Magazine in 2017 in Hungary .

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“From the Crimea to Budapest, from New York and Mexico City to Indonesia and Nigera, this poignant film gives us an astonishingly intimate look at the lives, tribulations and inspiring resilience of drug using human beings. The message is one of compassion, the vision is that effective responses to the international drug crisis are within our grasp.”

Gabor Maté M.D. Author, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction

"The prejudice and stigma faced every day and every where in the world by people who use drugs, will not decrease unless together with them, we can fight misconceptions and change the negative perception they suffer from society. It is what this powerful movie is aiming to do."

Michel Kazatchkine UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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