“Self Medicated” begins on the edges of Las Vegas, where 17-year old Andrew (Monty Lapica) is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew’s descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young man is heading for self-destruction. Andrew’s mother (Golden Globe nominee Diane Venora), helpless to control her son and fighting an addiction of her own, refuses to watch idly as her only child destroys himself. As a last resort, she hires a private company to forcibly kidnap and confine him in a locked-down (and corrupt) psychiatric hospital. As Andrew is subjected to the the physical and emotional abuses of the program, something inside of him is re-awakened. He decides that it is time to rebuild his life, but in order to do so, he must face his demons head-on. Based on true events, and winner of 39 international film awards, “Self Medicated” is the most award-winning independent film of 2006.