A Mother's Desperation

Total Running Time: 8:01 min.

In Pittsburgh, a middle-age woman named Donna turned to police as a last resort to save her 23-year-old daughter Aubrey, who has been addicted to heroin for seven years and who has been in and out of rehab 12 times. With her daughter AWOL, a desperate Donna has a warrant issued for her arrest. Fortunately, Aubrey turns herself in after five weeks; a first-time offender, she's released on her own recognizance. Driven home by Donna, Aubrey admits she can't keep living like this, but also can't promise to stay clean. Her mother wants a contract: "You help me, and I'll help you, and maybe we'll make it."