What do Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston have in common? They are all victims to the addiction to over-the-counter drugs. America consumes 80% of prescription narcotics for the entire world. American Addict reveals the connections between government regulators, big pharmaceutical companies, physicians and the media. Together they reinforce treatment through prescribed medication. In the style of the Inside Job and Food, Inc., this film exposes a shocking hypocrisy most are unaware even exists.