The Last Fix an Addict's Passage from Hell to Hope
compelling journey with convicted drug offenders who opt for a tough and
pioneering drug court on the East End of Long Island rather than prison. Three
stories tell of drug-ravaged addicts thrown a lifeline out of crime and jail
into treatment and recovery. The film reveals an intimate look into wrecked
lives and the
staggering costs that lead to crimes of prostitution, robbery, and theft to pay
documentary captures the drama of Dave, a 54-year old master plumber and father
who lost his child & business and plummeted into a $3000 a week habit;
Jacquie, a 45-year old world-class martial arts champion and mother whose
career and family are torn apart;
Matt, an 18-year old high school student with
a promising art career who took to the streets and a life of crime.
Last Fix is a
passage from hell to hope, the struggle to stay clean in drug court and the
joyous victory celebrations at graduation.
shines a spotlight on alternative sentencing, a seismic shift in the
criminal justice system that embraces treatment over punishment.
. Judge Deborah Koopersteinís testimony at United States Congressional hearing
. Psychologist Dr. Tian Daytonís action
therapy on addiction