Methadone: An American Way of Dealing. 1974. USA. Directed by Julia Reichert, Jim Klein. 60 min.
Methadone: An American Way of Dealing, about how the rise in heroin addiction was typically addressed in the early 1970s, unfortunately remains very relevant today. Set in Dayton, Ohio, Methadone captures how social services, designed to help, in fact often neutralize those they intend to serve, as professionals treat social problems as mental illness or personal weakness. It is a sobering testament about what can happen to those unable to buy into the American Dream.