Patch, Naperville Public Library Present: Neuqua on Drugs

See the uncut documentary, which tells the story of Naperville's youth drug culture.

It's raw, uncut and an hour-and-a-half dose of reality.

Next month, Naperville Patch and the Naperville Public Library will hold a special screening of the much-talked about student-produced documentary, "Neuqua on Drugs."


The documentary, which tells the uncut story of Naperville’s youth drug culture, will screen Dec. 3 at the 95th Street Library at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission for the screening.

Student filmmakers Kelly McCutheon and Neuqua Valley High School senior Jack Kapson, who will be in attendence Dec. 3, interviewed 25 high school students over the course of three months for the film. Some of the students interviewed remain anonymous with their faces and voices disguised, but all of their stories are emotional and uncensored. 

In May, the two producers premiered the documentary, “Neuqua on Drugs” at the 95th Street Library. Since then, they not only raised awareness about the issue, but also launched and successfully funded a Kickstarter project in order to put the documentary onto DVD. 

With $6,677 raised, the DVD is now available for purchase on the documentary's website.

Copies of the DVD will also be available for purchase on the night of the screening. 

For more information, visit "Neuqua on Drugs" Facebook pagewww.neuquaondrugs.org or follow @NeuquaOnDrugs on Twitter.

Naperville Patch and Naperville Public Library Present: Neuqua on Drugs

When: Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Rd.

Admission: Free


Martin November 12, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Look out, here comes all the Naperville Parents that will claim their kids aren't doing drugs. Happened a couple weeks ago when someone joked about the white powder might be more than simple talc.
Maria December 04, 2012 at 02:04 AM
I watched the DVD (got it from the library) and it's pretty eye-opening to hear the way these kids talk about drugs as if they were mundane things. The compilation of people naming the drugs they have tried -ending with "and of course, pot and extasis"- is shocking, and any parent who thinks their kid is not affected by this needs to pull their head out of the sand.


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