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An unflinching look inside America's heroin crisis. From Columbus, Ohio to Guerrero, Mexico and countless cities in between, the opioid epidemic has ravaged communities on both sides of the... See full summary »




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An unflinching look inside America's heroin crisis. From Columbus, Ohio to Guerrero, Mexico and countless cities in between, the opioid epidemic has ravaged communities on both sides of the border. But what about the lives behind the headlines and statistics? This timely, provocative five-episode docu-series spotlights the crisis through the eyes of those most affected: the growers, addicts, cartel bosses and law enforcement hopelessly caught in its web.

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Endless misery
26 February 2018 | by DoNotTrustImdbSee all my reviews

I have seen a few doco's like this over the years, but this one is as raw as they get. I think drugs will always be part of the world we live in, but how to combat it so less people will die and less people make a living of it has so far been a losing battle. I don't see how humanity will come with a fix for this problem, unless Christ returns or these hard drugs are made legal and are manufactured and supplied in a controlled manner so people can be treated for their addiction/illness. The hard tactics as in jail time and policing it has only cost trillions of dollars and has not stopped people dying, the criminals all the way from those that manufacture, sell and distribute are the winners, including lots of corrupts officials that profit from the drug trade.

Now I am sure there will be lots of people that will say, how can you made drugs legal? Well the trillions of dollars that have been spent on this problem has not slowed this problem down, and will never ever solve this problem. Make it legal, treat it as an illness, manufacture these drugs cleanly, set up clinics where people can get their fix and get counseling, that way adictics won't have to resort to criminal activities, it will take the criminal element out of it.

But as much as I think it could be the way to slow this problem, even fix it in time, there are way to many high up people that profit from this and will oppose anything that could jeopardize their cut of the trade.

Anyway the doco is raw and has some real insight to this drug world. I even go as far to say that young people should sit down with their parents so they can see what happens when you go down the road of drug use.

10 out of 10.

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