(3/6/96) By the age of 13, Marie had carried guns and run with gangs; she had been a pregnant teen and addicted to crack cocaine before she was put in a rehab center by the state. After almost a year in rehab, she is ready to go home. This documentary follows her progress for one year, as she leaves treatment, goes into foster care, and makes her way through the social services system–all the time trying to stay sober in the face of the influence of her heroin-addicted mother. The piece ends at Marie’s fifteenth birthday party.

Producer/Cameraman/Reporter – Jay Allison
Videotape Editor – Gordon Swenson