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The Hungry Heart

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The Hungry Heart provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the world of Vermont Pediatrician Fred Holmes who works with patients struggling with this disease.

Dr. Holmes prescribes suboxone to his patients struggling with prescription drug addiction.  Much like methadone, suboxone helps many addicts in their recovery process– for some taking suboxone is a crucial stepping stone to long term recovery, for others it is a crutch, for others suboxone is abused and diverted onto the street. Through the film we see Dr. Holmes struggling with these challenges and trying to make sense and keep the faith in the midst of many contradictions.

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Format: DVD
Run Time: 93 Minutes
Studio: Kingdom County Productions
Genre: Documentary
Release Date: 2013