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[01/14/09 - 01:44 PM]
I'M Nuyorican and "I'M Addicted to Meds" Two Brand New Topics Explored on MTV's "True Life" Sunday, January 25th from 1pm - 3pm ET/PT
"I'm Nuyorican" follows three young teens "who are trying to balance the demands of their old school heritage with the outside influences they experience in a very diverse city."

[via press release from MTV]

"I'M NUYORICAN" AND "I'M ADDICTED TO MEDS" TWO BRAND NEW TOPICS EXPLORED ON MTV'S "TRUE LIFE" SUNDAY, JANUARY 25TH FROM 1PM � 3PM ET/PT

Ever wonder what it's like to live two separate and often conflicting lives � one as a person who is extremely dedicated to their culture and the other as a person who wants to indulge in all the city has to offer without tainting their values? Tune into MTV's award winning documentary series "True Life" as the show continues to delve into diverse and interesting topics with the premiere of "True Life: I'm Nuyorican" and "True Life: I'm Addicted to Meds" on Sunday, January 25th from 1pm � 3pm ET/PT.

Below are detailed descriptions of the "True Life" episodes that are scheduled to air from 1pm � 3pm ET/PT:

1PM � "TRUE LIFE: I'M NUYORICAN"

In this episode of "True Life", you'll meet three young Nuyoricans�Naizsha, Jose, and Rose�who are trying to balance the demands of their old school heritage with the outside influences they experience in a very diverse city.

Naizsha lives in a small apartment with a large family that's driving her mad. She thinks joining the Air Force will provide the changes she needs, but Naizsha can't enlist unless she loses five pounds. Will she find a way to resist the Spanish food she loves�or will Naizsha discover that leaving home isn't so easy?

Jose is an up-and-coming boxer who lives in a neighborhood where the sport is idolized. He just landed a fight that may be his ticket out of the projects, but is finding it difficult to resist the temptations of the New York streets. Can Jose stay focused in the ring or will he succumb to the violence that plagues his community?

Rose isn't your typical Nuyorican�she's focused on becoming a professional belly dancer. But with no support from her family, Rose is having a difficult time jump starting her career. Will she shimmy into this alien world�or will the weight of her family's expectations curtail Rose's dream?

2PM � "TRUE LIFE: I'M ADDICTED TO MEDS"

Prescription meds are fast becoming the drug of choice for millions of young Americans who mistakenly believe them to be safer than street drugs. In this episode of "True Life", you'll meet two young people fighting to free themselves from the grip of these potentially lethal substances.

Evan has been battling an addiction to Oxycontin for five years. Now he's in school and trying to kick the drug for good, but is worried that a visit from a former girlfriend will worsen his habit. Will Evan find a way to hit the stop button�or will he go over the edge and lose everything he's tried to achieve?

Dana's been in and out of rehab over 15 times since she started using Roxicodone in high school. Unable to hold a job or go to college, she's now living in a halfway house to learn how to stay clean outside the safe haven of a detox facility. Can Dana control her cravings for Roxies and restart her life�or will she remain stuck in a never-ending cycle of relapse and recovery?

True Life explores topics relevant to young people by telling their stories through first-person accounts and delves into issues on cultural trends covering matters relating to lifestyle subjects such as health, sex drugs, spirituality, money and more.

"True Life" (http://truelife.mtv.com) is executive produced by Betsy Forhan and Marshall Eisen of MTV. Carlos Puga is the producer for "I'm Nuyorican" and Matthew Laumb produced "I'm Addicted to Meds".





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