Moyers travels to Ridgeview Institute, near Atlanta, to interview recovering addicts and to sit in on a group therapy session. Also on the DVD, Project SAFE, an innovative treatment program that reaches out to disadvantaged mothers who have addictions -- and to their children, who are at serious risk.
Experts focus on preventative efforts based on community and family. In this DVD, Moyers looks at two of those initiatives: one that works with parents addicted to heroin and another that monitors and counsels children in high-drug-risk schools.
"The story of how America meets the challenge of translating what scientists, doctors, counselors, and recovering addicts have learned into rational public policy is complex and sometimes contradictory. In this DVD, Bill Moyers examines Arizona's struggle to find an alternative to establlished drug-related policies through its Proposition 200, The Drug Medicalization, Prevention, and Control Act of 1996"--container.