Teen Deaths (02:47)
Orange County parents describe losing their children to drug overdoses. (Credits)
Orange County Culture (01:22)
Residents describe the Southern California region as a surface paradise—but wealthy families still have problems.
Aaron's Story (03:42)
Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing U.S. drug epidemic. Aaron's parents share his addiction and overdose story on a reality TV show; he is now disabled.
Prescription Drug Epidemic (01:28)
Many teens believe prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs. Orange County residents talk about addiction.
Parent Naivete (03:06)
Orange County residents name prescription drugs popular among teens. Many parents don't know their children are abusing substances or are in denial.
Parental Sacrifices (01:50)
As illegal drug abuse has fallen among teens, prescription drug abuse has increased. Bradley DeHaven describes risking his life to set up a dealer as a plea bargain for his son.
Prescription Drug Access (04:21)
Orange County doctors often prescribe depression medication illegally. View footage of a news report on a local physician under DEA investigation.
Orange County residents describe stealing and prostituting themselves to get prescription drugs.
Drug Abuse Motivation (03:47)
60% of teens who abused prescription drugs did so before age 15. Orange County residents discuss what drove them to experiment and become addicted.
Progressive Addiction (01:09)
One in five high school students admit to using prescription drugs. Opiates are among the most addictive.
Social Influences in Addiction (02:49)
An Orange County woman started abusing prescription drugs in high school and overdosed at a rave. Recovering addicts talk about finding new friends to help them move on.
Dealing Prescription Drugs (02:02)
Children of wealthy Orange County families can easily access opiates. Many start selling to support their habit.
Legal to Illegal Drug Abuse (01:04)
When wealthy teens run out of prescription sources, they turn to heroine.
Mark's Story (03:25)
Prescription drug abuse has doubled emergency room visits. Family and friends remember an Orange County teen that overdosed. Hear the lethal affects of opiates.
Premature Death (02:11)
Prescription drugs are responsible for more overdose deaths than "street" drugs. An Orange County man talks about losing his sister to OxyContin.
Lethal Prescriptions (02:17)
Orange County residents have lost multiple friends and family members to drug overdoses. Parents describe happy, confident children.
Controversial Mental Health Treatment (02:57)
Orange County parents describe their children's depression and anxiety. Dr. Paul Corona defends his decision to prescribe mood enhancers.
Losing a Child (05:15)
Orange County parents describe learning about their sons' and daughters' deaths from overdosing on prescription drugs.
Life Saving Legislation (02:11)
Teens possessing drugs may panic and leave their friends to die of overdoses. Orange County parents lobby for a bill protecting against criminal prosecution in medical emergencies.
Orange County Coroner's Office (Disturbing Images) (01:02)
Prescription drug overdoses have surpassed youth death from suicide, school violence, and car accidents. View morgue footage.
Prescription Overdose Justice (01:37)
An Orange County man worked with police to arrest the doctor who prescribed his sister's lethal OxyContin.
Gateway Drugs (01:07)
Orange County residents believe alcohol, marijuana, and prescription medications lead to addiction—supported by social acceptance.
Hereditary Addiction (02:09)
Three out of ten teens believe prescription opiates aren't addictive. Orange County residents describe addiction among multiple family members.
Treating Addiction (02:51)
Effective drug rehabilitation is expensive. An Orange County woman's parents used her college money to fund programs.
Rehabilitation Modalities (02:37)
23 million people need treatment from alcohol or drug abuse annually. Hear about treatment options for teens, including equine and dog therapy.
Treating Families of Addicts (03:34)
Clinical professionals explain why they engage parents during rehab. DeHaven recalls hitting his son in a therapy session; they now have a better relationship.
Detoxification Process (01:35)
View footage of an addict withdrawing from OxyContin. Symptoms include lack of sleep, tremors,
Prescription Drugs Awareness (03:12)
Many parents believe pain medication is safe. Experts urge families to educate children about substance abuse before age 12.
Take-Back Program (01:04)
Learn about a DEA initiative to dispose of prescription drugs.
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention (06:01)
Congresswoman Mary Bono meets with Orange County parents about proactively preventing addiction and overdose, including raising awareness and prosecuting "dirty" doctors.
Fight against Drugs (02:17)
Experts discuss ways to prevent prescription drug abuse, including monitoring programs and prosecuting "dirty" doctors.
Speaking Out against Drug Abuse (01:45)
Prescription drugs kill 100,000 Americans per year. Orange County parents describe ways they're raising awareness against addiction.
Prescription Drug Abuse Lessons (03:20)
Recovering addicts discuss giving up drugs. Orange County parents express pride for children who turned their lives around.
Credits: Behind the Orange Curtain (02:31)
Credits: Behind the Orange Curtain
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