Teenage Heroin Epidemic





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Published on Jun 20, 2012

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Swansea Love Story: An award-winning look at a generation lost to heroin, as told through the tragic love story of Amy and Cornelius.

In 2009, Swansea drug agencies reported a 180 percent rise in heroin use, and it's visible on the city's streets. Early one morning we meet a young, homeless couple named Amy and Cornelius in a city centre alley. As heroin-addicted alcoholics, they're smack in the middle of two of South Wales's most harrowing epidemics.

Originally aired on VICE in 2010: http://www.vice.com/rule-britannia/ru...

Directed and produced by Andy Capper and Leo Leigh.

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Comments • 19,709

Moozy Mathers
I don't understand one thing, is these people are showing their addictions and faces and stuff and is it safe? What's the guarantee after this video went in the internet, they won't get arrested?
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That's why I stick to my weed.. <3
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Blush with my bawlz
heroin is no joke though. took me 3 yrs to beat it completely. Opiate treatment centers are a joke All they do is get you dependent on there shit rather than the shit you get on the street. Sad to say that cold turkey is the only real way to kick it, but at the same time its the most painful. I like watching these sort of documentaries because it reminds me of where i was once before and why i cant be there again. I think i went through withdrawal for at least a full year, and still to this day i have bad days where i feel restless and my mind races, but im a part of the 7 percent that gets clean. That right there is enough for me to not want to go back to that life. I cant do it and i wont. I wish i could help addicts though. I think i would be a good help to most. Sorry for the rant people .
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Trea Hartman
he wasted so much crack in that pipe lol
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Kp kp0689
the good thing that poor baby was never born, imagine the future he had with this people
Matthew Golden
The dog is the healthiest one in this whole video.
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Dildo Swaggins
still a better love story than twilight...
David Diaz
herion is no joke... but at 17:34 he spends about a mintue opening doors and then just kicks it open when he goes back inside. did he not notice that???
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Goodluck Jonathan
"Posative Mentel Atertut"
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Brandon Murpgt
Brandon here , all to those who are struggling it gets better . It's amazing how lil bit of powder can change someone's personality , behavior , mental state everything . I was addicted to heroin and crack for 7 yrs I was in a different realm I didn't know who I was didn't take showers and didn't groom . And I'm not conceited but I was good looking kid . All the drug use changed a lot of that my family stopped talking to me abused them where I would use them and control their thoughts to get more money if I didn't have the means . I was an insulation installer I made pretty good money well off spending 8 thousand month on my use . People these days are builder with a spoon in their mouth and take advantage of their brothers parents whoever to get their means met in order to get high . It ruins your life for me it took me to fall into hard times my best friend died in a car in front of drunken donuts and shot up and that was his last time on this beautiful place we call earth . We take it for granted and that didn't change me I still used I went homeless after I lost my wife kids car house I had everything a man could want . I lost it all . My point is don't think or get complacent and think that this stuff can't be attach to u or you think u will never do this life changes constantly I said I would never do this in high school years later I was shooting up crack in college bathroom and doing heroin in front my child it was that bad . Yes I know that's terrible to do that in front of your child but you do things that you don't realize when you're using . If anyone's struggling please email me and I'll get back with you and help out . Stay strong young padawons it does get better with time and support .
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