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As the world reels from the effects of COVID-19, this story offers real hope to those suffering from the other overwhelming universal plague … Addiction.

Narrated by Ewan McGregor, The Final Fix is an unflinching investigation into a little-known treatment for substance abuse, N.E.T. (Neuro Electric Therapy). Invented by Scottish surgeon, Dr. Meg Patterson, 45 years ago, N.E.T. is a non-pharmaceutical device that boldly claims to ‘take people off their drugs in 5-7 days, with no cold turkey and no future cravings.’

We explore the roots of the opioid epidemic and feature moving archive of Dr. Meg’s lifelong struggle with the medical establishments to have N.E.T. accepted for general use. It’s a legacy that her daughter and family are striving to honour to this day.

A parallel storyline follows several long-term, chronic substance abusers on a remarkable journey as they undertake a trial of N.E.T. in Kentucky, USA. Today’s device is somewhat more sophisticated than that developed by Dr. Meg in the 70s, but will it work? Could these guys really become drug-free within a week, with no future cravings? And if so, will it last?

This film promises to be a complete game-changer for those whose lives are ravaged by addiction. For those who want their lives back, it may just offer The Final Fix.

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    1 hour 33
  • Director
    Norman Stone