Part of the Award-Winning Maple Ave Series, this program looks at the issue of body image.
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The sixth episode in the award-winning, series "Maple Ave", finds Donnie living in the shadow of his older brother's past athletic glories, and turning to steroid abuse to help him "measure up" on the basketball court. Not long after, he finds his life slowly spinning out of control as his Angela, his girlfriend, tries in vain to help him kick his addiction. Angela is also struggling to convince her friends, Dara and Lucy, that, contrary to what they've read on the internet, anorexia and bulimia are not 'lifestyle choices' but, instead, serious medical disorders. Angela once struggled with bulimia, but now finds herself reluctant to share this potentially helpful fact with her two misguided friends. Jack, Donnie's coach is also struggling with whether he should intervene in what he suspects may be Donnie's steroid problem. However, once Jack's sister reminds him of her own son's tragic loss to drugs, he is forced to reconsider his position. Focusing on body image issues via steroid abuse and eating disorders, "More Than This" also strongly emphasizes the importance of doing right by others - even when it is personally difficult.