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Powerful Philly McMahon Documentary Stunned Viewers

Powerful Philly McMahon Documentary Stunned Viewers

A new RTE documentary, The Hardest Hit, aired tonight and cut to the core of the nation's drug culture. presented by Dublin GAA star Philly McMahon, the programme explored the causes and potential solutions to drug addiction.

It was an extraordinarily revealing and powerful look at the nation's inability to tackle an increasingly troublesome issue. McMahon invited cameras into his home and world as he revealed the work he does with Mountjoy’s Progression Unit as well as the impact that heroin addiction had on his older Brother, John.

The programme advocated for decriminalisation and a drug court, while McMahon also discussed the variety of services that should be recruited in a bid to deal with the problem.

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There was a touching scene that saw McMahon's parents detail the tragic impact addiction had on his relationship with his brother and how Gaelic football helped him cope. McMahon's father, Phil, has since passed away due to stomach cancer.

It was an educational and essential programme that is well worth seeking out should you have missed it on first viewing.

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