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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.