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Three women fight to break the cycle one life at a time.
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Cast overview:
Jan Rader Jan Rader ... Herself - Deputy Chief, Huntington Fire Dept.
Patricia Keller Patricia Keller ... Herself - Judge, Cabell County Drug Court
Necia Freeman Necia Freeman ... Herself - Brown Bag Ministry
Najah Menapace Najah Menapace ... Herself
Scott Lemley Scott Lemley ... Himself - Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Huntington Police Dept.
Mickey Watson Mickey Watson ... Himself - Recovering Addict
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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, Peabody Award winning filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon shows a different side of the fight against drugs; one of hope. Written by Netflix

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USA

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English

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12 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Heroin(e) See more »

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Huntington, West Virginia, USA

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Inspiring Women
17 July 2018 | by The_Film_AuditorSee all my reviews

Heroin(e) is a short documentary that tells the inspiring story of three different women in West Virginia who help people cope with Heroin addition. The documentary is informative and very emotionally captivating throughout the 39-minute runtime. It displayed some truly heartbreaking events, comeback stories, and some inspiring women. Hats off to the documentary team on this one for taking one of the biggest issues in the United States and showing how it affects so many across the country. This is worth watching for anyone who enjoys documentaries, loves stories about strong women, or is interested in the drug epidemic.


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