Sometimes you have to strip away everything before you find the truth...
Darkness Before Dawn is a story of love, determination and ultimately survival. It is the story of a woman trapped in a private hell - with only the man she loves to save her.
Mary Ann Thompson (Meredith Baxter, Family Ties, A Passion For Innocence) is a nurse at a methadone clinic who's haunted by a troubled past. She escapes from her sad childhood memories under the veil of drug addition. The deception is so successful that no one suspects her of being a junkie.
When Mary Ann falls for one of her patients, Guy Grand (Stephen Lang, Manhunter, Last Exit to Brooklyn), her problems begin to escalate. She inspires him to kick his heroin habit, while hiding her own addiction. The two soon marry and are determined to live a clean life. But, when their baby is born addicted to heroin, Mary Ann's worst nightmare becomes a reality.