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The Heroin Effect (2018)

Dean, Sandi, and Eric have battled heroin addiction and share their journey to longterm recovery. Daniel, in the midst of his heroin use, shares his video diary to serve as the most ... See full summary »

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Michael Venn
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Credited cast:
Jesse Clinton Jesse Clinton ... Self
Daniel Couzins Daniel Couzins ... Self
Jennifer Couzins Jennifer Couzins ... Self
Sandi Coyle Sandi Coyle ... Self
Debra Gallucci Debra Gallucci ... Self
Johann Hari Johann Hari ... Self
Maggie Hassan Maggie Hassan ... Self
Greg Kretschmar Greg Kretschmar ... Self
Heather Leavitt Heather Leavitt ... Self
Dean Lemire Dean Lemire ... Self
Ryan Lemire Ryan Lemire ... Self
Brendan Munro Brendan Munro ... Self
Zach O'Brien Zach O'Brien ... Self
Anne Oswald Anne Oswald ... Self
Tim Rourke Tim Rourke ... Self
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Dean, Sandi, and Eric have battled heroin addiction and share their journey to longterm recovery. Daniel, in the midst of his heroin use, shares his video diary to serve as the most personal of warnings. This is our community, our crisis and only as a community, and with a shift in our perception of addicts and addiction, can we begin to tackle this crisis.

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A look at New Hampshire's opioid epidemic from the people who survived it.

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Old Habits
Written by Derek Archambault
Performed by 'Alcoa'
Courtesy of Weak and Poisoned [BMI]
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Compelling documentary focused on solutions
23 November 2018 | by kquintansSee all my reviews

In various interviews with filmmaker Michael Venn, he spoke about his goal to capture a different side of the opioid crisis, that being the story of hope and possibility. In this film, The Heroin Effect, he did just that, quite successfully.

While not every story in the film ends well, I absolutely came away from this feeling hopeful and clear on the direction and type of actionable solutions that we can take to effect real change in how we respond to this crisis. All of it just made so much sense to me. I hope this film will be widely viewed and inspire communities and lawmakers alike to do what needs to be done that willl "make the solution bigger than the problem", in the words of Sandi Coyle who is featured in the film. Thank you Michael Venn for putting together such a compelling film that should inspire our communities into action.


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USA

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English

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4 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Community Is Greater Than Heroin See more »

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New Hampshire, USA See more »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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