Synopsis by Alice Day
Details about recovery from drug abuse is offered in this program, with comments from a wide range of recovering users. Their candid interviews reveal their feelings regarding denial, despair, alienation from family members, suicidal thoughts, and job difficulties. Some have been clean for three months, others as long as 14 years. Life After Drugs looks at the recovery process from the perspective of filmmaker David Hazen, a certified counselor. It gives a message of hope to people caught in a downward spiral of drug use, and also gives insight to their families and friends.