Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Opiate Effect

The documentary film, The Opiate Effect, tells the story of Will Gates, a UVM student who tragically died from a heroin overdose in 2009, and the effects of his death on his family as recounted primarily by his father, Skip Gates. Here's the trailer -


  1. Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Some prescription opioids are made from the plant directly, by scientists in labs using the same chemical structure. and slowed breathing. Prescription opioids have effects similar to heroin.