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Netflix just released a hauntingly powerful film on the opioid crisis

Original story at Mother Jones• 2 mentions • 2 weeks ago

Mother Jones 2 weeks ago

 
Heroin(e), the Netflix short documentary released Tuesday, begins and ends with blaring sirens as fire chief Jan Rader responds to yet another overdose in Huntington, West Virginia. The town has been called the “overdose capital of America,” and for good reason: Every resident, it seems, is affected by the ravages of opioids, from the gas station employees who keep ringing up customers as first responders revive an overdose victim in the checkout line, to the homeless drug users encamped by the river, to the church shelter employees urging users to come in for the night. Despite the grave subject matter,
 
 
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13 Sep
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