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Source:  Cleveland Magazine

For a tourist, Delray Beach, Florida is an idyllic vacation paradise. For an addict, the city has another, less glamorous designation — the rehab capital of America.

The heroin epidemic has created a billion dollar treatment industry, much of it populated by less than reputable treatment facilities.  This is the setting for “American Relapse.”

Shot over a 72-hour period in 2016, the documentary follows the efforts of recovering addicts Frankie Holmes and Allie Severino as they attempt to place addicts into treatment.

“In order to tell the story, we had to capture stuff that was ugly, unnerving, and dangerous,” says Pat McGee, who co-directed the film with Adam Linkenhelt. “We chose not to look away from those things. It was important for us to document what was really going on.”

“American Relapse” premieres April 2 on iTunes.

Read the story at Cleveland Magazine.

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