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.
One of the largest health problems the United States is facing is its issues with opioid use. Not since the Crack epidemic of the 1980s has a drug gripped a nation with such force leaving many users hopelessly addicted and many families shattered in the process.
For many struggling with heroin addiction, their path to use began with prescription opioid drugs. While there are a few of opioid prescriptions the public is familiar with, there are far more available than most people realize.
Books have long provided the way for parents to explain or bring up a difficult situation. There’s actually wide choice of tween, teen and YA fiction available about drug abuse and addiction out there, with new releases, perennial bestsellers and one book that parents – and grandparents – devoured in the ‘70s. But, while many…