Teenage Heroin Epidemic

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"Swansea Love Story: An award-winning look at a generation lost to heroin, as told through the tragic love story of Amy and Cornelius.

In 2009, Swansea drug agencies reported a 180 percent rise in heroin use, and it's visible on the city's streets. Early one morning we meet a young, homeless couple named Amy and Cornelius in a city centre alley. As heroin-addicted alcoholics, they're smack in the middle of two of South Wales's most harrowing epidemics.

Originally aired on VICE in 2010: http://www.vice.com/rule-britannia/rule-britannia-swansea-full-length

Directed and produced by Andy Capper and Leo Leigh.

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