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DateSun. November 17 /02,
07:00 p.m. PT
NameCBC Newsworld Passionate Eye
RepresentingFrom Grief to ActionSubject Youth Drug Addiction
Name of Show Passionate EyeStation InfoCBC Newsworld (TV) (syndicated)
Host City/StateNational,
Call-in PhoneunknownArchived 
Listen On-LinenoURLhttp://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/newsworld/
CommentsWhat would you do if your child became addicted to heroin? Rob and Susie Ruttan and their neighbours, Ray and Nicky Hall never dreamed that heroin would be a problem they'd have to deal with. They live in the tranquil neighbourhood of Kerrisdale in Vancouver and are founding members of a group called "From Grief to Action".

The Halls and the Ruttans are two of four middle class Vancouver families whose lives are chronicled in the documentary. It follows them and their addicted children for 17 months as they deal with the personal trauma of trying to keep their kids alive and in treatment, while at the same time directing their efforts to change public policy. The documentary shatters the stereotype that drug addicts come from backgrounds of poverty, abuse and abandonment. Full URL:http://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/newsworld/viewer.cgi?
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