Ben: Diary Of A Heroin Addict

DJ NUERA

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Pretty emotional stuff. Made me look at things completely differently. Well worth the watch if you need reminding how lucky you are to be alive. Gets a bit gritty at times so be warned. But well worth the watch.

Shouts to Ddouble U for showing me this, and I know Russla has watched this as well.

As a bright schoolboy from a loving, middle-class family Ben Rogers was expected to make a success of his life. Raised in a quiet, picturesque village Ben was a Boy Scout, loved cricket, played in the school orchestra and looked forward to the annual family holiday. But despite his privileged start in life Ben found himself on the road to ruin, injecting heroin up to four times a day.

During his last months, Ben kept a video diary of his drug use and desperate attempts to come off heroin. Ravaged by the drug, Ben's body began to break down: he developed DVT and his veins were rendered so useless he had to inject into his groin. Despite his family's best efforts, Ben couldn't stop. He was haunted by, and hooked on, heroin.

Ben: Diary of A Heroin Addict charts his lies and manipulation as he mixes his next hit whilst telling his mother Anne he is clean and making a new start. It reveals Anne's anger and tears as Ben loses his fight against the drugs and shows how father Mikes unconditional love continues undiminished as they are forced to deal with their sons addiction.

Director Olly Lambert comments: It's incredibly rare to come across such raw and unflinching footage of a man so close to an abyss. I was speechless when I first watched it. I hope the film finishes what Ben had begun: to give people a visceral understanding of the nature of addiction. It has been a privilege to try and unpick who Ben really was using the intimate legacy hes left behind.

"I hope to god you look at these videos and see what a mess I got myself into." Ben Rogers
 
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not seen it yet but if its as bad as people are making out it should be shown to every child in high school to make sure they never touch the shit
 

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yh i watched this on channel 4 last week, ive known a lot of people who've been in a similar situation, including family members so I can relate to it quite a lot, deep stuff, definatly worth a watch.
 

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Saw a dead junkie with his fingers still wrapped around the spike in his arm a few years ago. Made a mental note to never cross that line. I still maintain nobody gets hooked on smack by mistake, they know what they're doing and they do it anyway.


This documentary... utterly sublime. I found it very moving.

"I hope to god you look at these videos and see what a mess I got myself into." - Ben Rogers
 
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