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A film by Michel Negroponte

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There's one cure for heroin addiction. But is it a cure?

Methadonia is the borderland between high and straight, where recovering heroin addicts on methadone "maintenance" exist. Passing the time on benzos and other prescription drugs that enhance the methadone, addicts find themselves in Methadonia for years, or decades.

Selected for the prestigious New York Film Festival and featured on HBO, this unflinching, intimate film reveals the culture of addiction through the eyes and lives of men and women stuck in Methadonia, holding on to the hope they will wake up one morning and not think about getting high.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: New York Film Festival

What the Critics are Saying

"A hard, pragmatic look at methadone maintenance." - The New York Times

"Intimate. Alive with moving metaphors about life under addiction." - Village Voice

"Broaches subjects rarely addressed in the mainstream." - Bright Lights Film Journal

"Unsentimental but ultimately moving." - Wall Street Journal

"Unflinching…gripping." - Variety

Features and Specifications

Bonus materials:
  • Short film: Addiction to Methadone 101
  • Short film: Follow Ups
  • Director's Notes
  • Director Biography

Format: DVD
Release Year : 2005
Running Time: 88 minutes
Color: Color
Language: English

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