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When the pain of using drugs is greater than the pain of getting clean

Dying To Stop tells the story of a South African addict with no money and little state assistance as she embarks on an emotional and spiritual journey of discovery and maybe, recovery.

Dying to Stop is a 52 minute documentary series that explores treatment accessibility to South African addicts who cannot afford private rehabilitation and have to rely on state resources.

The film, funded by the Open Society Foundation – South Africa, completed post-production in February 2010. Dying To Stop is set in Cape Town and features a young alcoholic woman and her battle to access state treatment as well as the rock bottom she experiences while awaiting treatment.

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