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April 24, 2014

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Albuquerque has a conflicted relationship with the recently completed TV series "Breaking Bad," about the travails of two meth cooks. While the series, filmed in Albuquerque, brought in $70 million, some say the show glorifies a meth world in a town with one of the nation's highest addiction rates. Here, Joseph Vigil, 52, from left, Richard Acosta, 49, and Malcolm Anderson, 48, in a county detox center for meth addiction talk about how the drug has ruined their lives.

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Albuquerque has a conflicted relationship with the recently completed TV series "Breaking Bad," about the travails of two meth cooks. While the series, filmed in Albuquerque, brought in $70 million, some say the show glorifies a meth world in a town with one of the nation's highest addiction rates. Here, Joseph Vigil, 52, from left, Richard Acosta, 49, and Malcolm Anderson, 48, in a county detox center for meth addiction talk about how the drug has ruined their lives.