There are many layers to the opioid crisis, from the over-prescribing of prescription drugs to those who are helping their communities fight the epidemic. You’ll find those stories and more in these four documentaries.
This Academy Award-nominated documentary short follows three women in Huntington, West Virginia in their quest in battling the opioid epidemic that is killing their hometown.
One Nation, Overdosed
This documentary from MSNBC shows the opioid crisis, with a focus on fentanyl, and how it’s ravaging Ohio’s Montgomery County.
Much of the country’s opioid epidemic starts with prescription drugs, and this documentary chronicles Dr. William Hurwitz, a pain specialist who was sentenced to 25 years in prison over-prescribing opioid pain medications.
Warning: This Drug May Kill You
This HBO documentary also focuses on how long-term opioid prescription drugs use has greatly impacted patients across the United States.