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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 ... Self - Deputy Chief, Huntington Fire Dept.
Patricia Keller Patricia Keller ... Self - Judge, Cabell County Drug Court
Necia Freeman Necia Freeman ... Self - Brown Bag Ministry
Najah Menapace Najah Menapace ... Self
Scott Lemley Scott Lemley ... Self - Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Huntington Police Dept.
Mickey Watson Mickey Watson ... Self - Recovering Addict


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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Angels among us
9 November 2017 | by FleeeksSee all my reviews

There was nothing new or revealing in this documentary for anyone who is even reasonably conversant with the news.

The one thing that stood out for me was the lady who worked at the fire department. There was no mistaking her caliber. It's people like her who lead humble lives but walk head and shoulders above the rest of us. They go about their days doing what most of us would find physically and emotionally draining to do even once, expecting nothing in return but the joy of helping another.

There are no words to express how much respect and affection I felt for this strong, selfless stranger.

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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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