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4 Documentaries To Watch About The Opioid Crisis

There are many layers to the opioid crisis, from the over-prescribing of prescription drugs to those who are helping their communities fight the epidemic.  You’ll find those stories and more in these four documentaries.

 

Heroin(e)

This Academy Award-nominated documentary short follows three women in Huntington, West Virginia in their quest in battling the opioid epidemic that is killing their hometown.

Heroin(e) | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

In the face of the opioid epidemic in a West Virginia town, three women are giving their community a fighting chance. Heroin(e), only on Netflix September 12.

 

One Nation, Overdosed

This documentary from MSNBC shows the opioid crisis, with a focus on fentanyl, and how it’s ravaging Ohio’s Montgomery County.

One Nation, Overdosed: Documentary On The Deadliest Drug Crisis In American History (Full) | MSNBC

MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff examines the cause of the deadliest drug crisis in American history. " Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives.

 

Dr. Feelgood

Much of the country’s opioid epidemic starts with prescription drugs, and this documentary chronicles Dr. William Hurwitz, a pain specialist who was sentenced to 25 years in prison over-prescribing opioid pain medications.

Dr. Feelgood- Trailer (BSDFF 2017)

The story of Dr. William Hurwitz - a preeminent pain specialist sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug trafficking - provides a window into the ethical dilemma of opioid prescriptions. Painkillers give doctors tremendous power to relieve pain, a primary goal of any physician.

 

 

Warning:  This Drug May Kill You

This HBO documentary also focuses on how long-term opioid prescription drugs use has greatly impacted patients across the United States.

Warning: This Drug May Kill You: Treating Pain (HBO Documentary Films)

Health experts discuss opioids and the dangerous role they play in treating pain. Warning: This Drug May Kill You is now available on HBO. Subscribe to the HBO Docs YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10r45k3 Warning: This Drug May Kill You, only on HBO. HBO Docs on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbodocs HBO Docs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HBODocs HBO Documentary Films homepage: http://itsh.bo/I83ODm.