Naperville Heroin, Drug Use Highlighted in 'Neuqua on Drugs' Trailer

Newly released YouTube trailer for student-filmed documentary gives glimpse of the uncut story of Naperville's youth drug culture.

It's emotional, it's uncut and it's the raw reality of Naperville's youth drug culture.

It's "Neuqua on Drugs."

After reaching their online fundraising goal to put the "Neuqua on Drugs" documentary onto DVD last month, two student filmmakers have provided a glimpse of Naperville's heroin reality in a new trailer for the film.

Earlier: Naperville Filmmakers Reach Fundraising Goal, Spread Drug Awareness to Broader Audience

Student Filmmakers Tell Raw, Uncut Story of Naperville Youth Drug Culture

In May, producers Kelly McCutcheon and Jack Kapson premiered their first 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 will soon be available for purchase on the documentary's web site.

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Jill Kapson September 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Target release date is September 30. Great article. Thanks, as always, for supporting this film.
rmc1171 September 20, 2012 at 01:11 PM
I graduated Naperville Central in 1989. I've been fighting a heroin addiction for 15 years which began, I strongly believe, with the social pressure of Naperville. Purest truth I learned through all of that- face what is hurting you head on. Feeling the need to remove yourself from 'full consciousness' is feeling a need to either make pain subside (don't let the irony of the role of opiates escape anyone here...) or to do something that is 'kool' to quell the feeling of being 'unkool'. Both reasons are cr@p. You cannot make pain subside by filling your body with something that doesn't heal the psyche. There are some who will never understand this. I can't tell anyone how to live their lives- so I'll simply tell you this: the money you'll spend on heroin pales in comparison to what it's going to cost you. Five years from now the people who you thought were so 'kool' will be the underachievers in Life. Misery NEEDS company. Truth is the only antidote for psychic pain- Your truth. Get high on TRUTH- not poppy poop. When you're ready there are a lot of smart people who are around to help, and to listen. Be good to yourselves.
Collin Czarnecki September 20, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Thank you, Jill. Happy to spread the word about the documentary. rmc1171, thank you for being open about your experience. As you said, "Get high on truth and be good to yourselves." I couldn't agree more. Collin
Ryan B September 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Maybe I'm out of the loop, but I had never heard of any of these 2C drugs until just now...
Jill Kapson September 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM
mc1171. I hope you are winning your fight. I've been a friend of Jimmy K. since Feb. 1988.
Erin Oer September 21, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Well said MC1171 I shared this with my son who is a freshman at Neuqua this year, and every day I feel I need to say something about staying away from drugs. You said it so well, I'm sure it will have an impact on his life!! Keep fighting the fight!
Collin Czarnecki September 21, 2012 at 01:25 AM
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Maria September 21, 2012 at 01:28 AM
thanks for sharing your story. I wish you the best in your recovery.
Maria September 21, 2012 at 01:30 AM
are there plans for another public viewing of the film? what about another community meeting (with police, Drs, parents) like there was in the winter? Thanks.
Judy Anne Carlson October 09, 2012 at 11:36 AM
"This doesn't happen anywhere else." Really? Hmmm.


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