Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dopesick Nation Premieres Tonight On Viceland!

Tonight is the premiere of the show I spent my summer working on, Dopesick Nation. It airs starting tonight at 10 p.m. on Viceland, and we're pretty proud of it. The opioid crisis (and the homeless crisis, which we're addressing in our documentary 90291: VENICE UNZIPPED, so it's been a heavy summer) in this country is at epidemic proportions - pandemic, really - and our hope is that maybe once people see how bad it really is, it will compel us all to really DO something about it.

Our main characters, Frankie and Allie, search out addicts to try to help them get clean, and it's some of the saddest, darkest stuff I've ever seen or heard of. In fact, I've heard stories that I'll never repeat because I don't want to put them in someone else's head. I've cried nearly every day ... but I've also felt hope. And it all begins with empathy. Addiction is a disease, and these people deserve our compassion, not our judgement. We all need to look out for each other, these days more than ever. Check out our trailer:

It's also a very scary time to be an addict, because the drugs have changed. Dealers have begun cutting it with fentanyl (what killed Prince) and carfentanil (what kills elephants), and people are dying off of one hit. I've heard of two people in L.A. o.d.'ing (dead) so far from COKE laced with fentanyl. Consider this a P.S.A. for those of you who still think it's fun to snort coke (gross), even just once in a while ... you can't tell it's got fentanyl in it, and you might die from one sniff. That simple. Up to you. Better to just say no. For real.

Please tune in tonight and every Wednesday for the next ten weeks, as the more people who watch, the more people we can help with another season of T Group/Viceland's Dopesick Nation.

Thank you!

Dopesick Nation airs 10 p.m. Wednesdays on Viceland.


  1. Wow. That sounds really scary. You're right- doing drugs is so risky. Hope the message gets out. ❤️ Well done

  2. Thank you for this show. I am not an addict but addiction has affected my life greatly. I've lost many friends to drugs and I have always struggled to understand addiction. This show is helping me.

    1. OH, thank you so much for reading and watching and for telling me this. We truly want to help. Keep watching, and know that you're not alone.