This morning I woke up to 750 emails pointing me in the direction of this new film The Long Way Back: The Story of Todd “Z-Man” Zalkins
Here's the synopisis:
After losing his friend Bradley Nowell to a heroin overdose, Todd Zalkins aka "Z-MAN" fights for his life in what will become the worst drug crisis in American History, the Opioid Epidemic. Against all odds, Todd is able to break a seventeen year addiction to prescription pain killers and dedicates his life to helping others who struggle with addiction. In a twist of fate, Todd is presented with an opportunity to help Bradley Nowell's son, Jakob battle his own addiction with drugs and alcohol. A story of redemption, and recovery, The Long Way Back shatters the stigma associated with prescription painkiller addiction and offers a strong message of hope and awareness.
The film premieres on October 12th at the Art Theater in Long Beach - find more info here
If you can't make it to the screening - look for the film starting on October 17th on iTunes, Amazon, & all digital platforms
Here's the trailer: