Twindemic is an uplifting docuseries where Indigenous survivors of the opioid epidemic share inspirational stories of healing that provide pathways of understanding the mystery of addiction.
Before Coronavirus changed our world, another epidemic was disproportionately harming Indigenous people, nowhere more than in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, where Covid has fueled a tragic increase in overdoses. Twindemic is an inspirational docuseries that seeks to change that. Each half hour episode tells the true story of real-life survivors who reflect on their addiction and their healing journey as a vehicle to help others. Aided by the participation of Squamish actor Simon Baker, First Nations public health officer Dr. Evan Adams*, and other Indigenous celebrities, Twindemic raises awareness of this Indigenous health care crisis and seeks to provide hope to the families of the affected. Each half hour episode showcases the efforts of local Indigenous health or social agencies whose programs aid those silently struggling under the weight of addiction. Over one intimate and emotive day spent together, survivors discuss their journey, sharing their story to offer a positive message about healing, culture, and recovery. Through the nine survivors we meet, and the health and social programs we examine, this critically important docuseries paves a non-judgmental path forward to unravelling the mystery of addiction.