Meet the Cast
Take a closer look at how opioid addiction transformed the lives of three everyday American families.
Meet Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Dr Chudacoff, an OB/GYN, is at the forefront of addressing the opioid epidemic by providing his C-section patients with an opioid-free surgical experience. Fueled by a personal connection to the opioid epidemic, Dr. Chudacoff is an advocate for utilizing non-opioid options to manage pain after surgery.
Meet Jennifer Weiss-Burke
Jennifer lost her son, Cameron, to a heroin overdose when he was only 18 years old. Cameron’s addiction began after he was prescribed opioids to treat pain after suffering several sports-related injuries and surgeries in high school. Since losing Cameron, Jennifer began a mission to build something that she wishes would have existed for her son–a recovery center for adolescents battling addiction.
Meet Jen Wysong
Jen fell into addiction after receiving an opioid prescription to manage pain after her C-section. Although her path to recovery was riddled with setbacks, she has celebrated 3+ years of sobriety and is now a peer support counselor at the same treatment facility that supported her journey to sobriety.
Several resources have been created to accompany the film, including a public service announcement (PSA) video, movie poster, photos and social media tips to help spread the word about #gatewayfilm.
We’ll be hosting screenings to help spread the powerful message of GATEWAY, and to educate people about the non-opioid options available to manage pain after surgery. See below for some opportunities to join us!