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Parents Helping Parents to host film on addiction

BY PAT NICHOLS, Parents Helping Parents Modified: January 25, 2013 at 1:37 pm •  Published: January 25, 2013

 While recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, the film investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have meant it is more often treated as a matter for law enforcement, creating a vast machine that feeds largely on America’s poor, and especially on minority communities. Beyond simple misguided policy, The House I Live In examines how political and economic corruption have fueled the war for forty years, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures.