A Teen Wrote and Co-Directed This Powerful PSA About the Rapid Spiral of Opioid Addiction

'Hey Charlie' aims to promote medical treatment over faith-based recovery

The long-form spot shows how quickly opioid addiction can derail a young life that seemed to be on the right track. The Smithers Foundation

A recent opioid-abuse awareness ad isn’t just targeted at teens; it’s also written and directed by one.

@GabrielBeltrone gabriel.beltrone@gmail.com Gabriel Beltrone is a frequent contributor to Adweek.