Self Medicated DVD


Based on true events. Following the death of his father, Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. and the once promising young man is now headed for self-destruction. Andrew's mother refuses to watch idly as her only child destroys himself. As a last resort, she hires a private company to forcibly kidnap and confine him in a locked-down and corrupt psychiatric hospital. As Andrew is subjected to the secret physical and emotional abuses of the program something inside him is re-awakened. He must somehow get free to save what's left of his life, but to do that, he... knows he must first face his own demons head-on. [show more]

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28 January 2013
Artefact Films 
107 minutes 
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Drama based on the true story of a young man whose mother has him sent to a psychiatric institution in the hopes of saving him from his self-destructive behaviour. Following the death of his father, 17-year-old Andrew Eriksen (Monty Lapica) becomes a violent drug addict. When his previously promising future begins to quickly disappear, his mother Louise (Diane Venora), who is dealing with issues of her own, finds she has no alternative but to arrange for her son to be forcibly taken to a locked-down facility. But as he endures abusive treatment Andrew realises he must find the strength he needs to confront his demons and regain the life he once had.