Just 40 minutes long, Netflix's latest documentary on drug addiction is 'powerful and heartbreaking'
Add it to your list.
Louis Theroux is returning to our TV screens with a new series of documentaries and in his first feature, the gifted broadcaster is examining the issue of drug addiction in Huntington, West Virginia.
If you're looking for another documentary that's of a very similar nature, Elaine McMillion Sheldon's superb Heroin(e) is now available to watch on Netflix and it has been earning some very impressive reviews.
Once a bustling industrial town, Huntington, West Virginia has become the epicenter of America's modern opioid epidemic, with an overdose rate 10 times the national average.
This flood of heroin now threatens this Appalachian city with a cycle of generational addiction, lawlessness, and poverty. But within this distressed landscape, McMillion Sheldon shows a different side of the fight against drugs; one of hope.
In Heroin(e) we get a glimpse into the lives of three remarkable women as they do their very best to fight and break the cycle of addiction.
Since debuting on Netflix, the short documentary has really moved anyone that has seen it.
Highly recommend Heroin(e) documentary on Netflix. Painful, unfiltered look at three badass women in a daily fight vs an epidemic.
— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) October 2, 2017
Heroin(e) on @netflix is powerful, heartbreaking, and life-affirming. You should take 40 minutes to have your heart and mind challenged.
— Jason Headley (@jason_headley) September 30, 2017
Just watched "Heroin(e)" on @Netflix. A doc on the opioid crisis in USA thru the lens of WV. I highly recommend. Great work @elainemsheldon
— David Morris (@David_Morris) September 26, 2017
10/10 would recommend watching Heroin(e) on Netflix, incredible doc showing how serious the opioid epidemic in America is
— k kelly (@k_kellzzz) October 6, 2017
Watching "heroin(e)" on Netflix and just a few minutes in &I don't know how many emotions I've already gone through. Watch this documentery.
— Meg Wilson (@MegWilsonPhotog) September 27, 2017
Take a look for yourself.