Drug overdoses killed more Americans last year than the Vietnam War.
Recovering addicts Frankie and Allie spend their lives helping other addicts, but can they stay clean themselves?
AMERICAN RELAPSE is a feature documentary about the ripped-from-the-headlines heroin epidemic and
the corrupt underground rehab industry that has sprung up around it in Southern Florida.
"US VERSUS THE WORLD"
American Relapse is a story about two people fighting to make a difference against the devastating heroin epidemic that’s spawning a billion dollar treatment industry. Against the odds, in an “Us vs. the World” mentality, two recovering addicts spend their lives pulling needles out of the arms of addicts and assist in placing them in reputable treatment facilities.
The film features Frankie and Allie who live and work in Delray Beach, Florida, the Rehab Capital of America, now referred to by some as the Relapse Capital of America. They allowed the film crew all access for one weekend. What transpires over 72 hours is not only captivating and raw, but a heartbreaking rollercoaster ride.