In a few days, at the Newport Beach Film Festival, a film on prescription drug addiction in Orange County will make its debut. The documentary, titled Behind the Orange Curtain, follows former active drug users and addicts and recounts the horrific aftermath that addiction leaves in its wake. Despite the area’s affluence, Orange County has the highest density of drug and alcohol treatment centers in the nation.
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It’s dark. It’s depressing. It’s the real story behind what is happening in Orange County, Calif.
The exploration started in May 2010 by Natalie Costa after her daughter went to her first funeral. Mark Melkonian, a Dana Hills High School football player, died of a prescription drug overdose to morphine. He was 17 years old.
More Reading:Behind the Orange Curtain is a documentary that will delve into the staggering problem of teenage Rx drug abuse…
More Reading:…the documentary Behind the Orange Curtain was born out of the deaths of Jarrod Barber and Mark Melkonian, South County teens who succumbed to drug overdoses.