Even though the medical field has developed a long lineup of documents that can teach you about the horrors of drug abuse and addiction, sometimes we can receive the most visceral and deeply disturbing of wake-up calls by simply sitting down and watching a movie. Ultimately, film is, in many ways, an introspective medium, as viewers not only hear a message but can also view it. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective), documentary filmmakers have captured the heart of the Opioid Crisis for your viewing pleasure; or displeasure, in this case. One of the best examples is a 2017 documentary called Heroin(e). Let’s take a closer look at the driving force behind this simple but powerful story.
The Heart of America’s Pain
Right from the start, you can see that the world of Heroin(e) definitely doesn’t shy away from presenting the Opioid Epidemic’s core of pain and suffering. In this film, we are taken to the form industrial town of Huntington, West Virginia, now considered to be the central point for the American Opioid Crisis. In this little town, the rate of overdose-related accidents is 10 times higher than the national average, and the floodgates have once again opened to bring a new monster into the town’s midst: heroin.
Three Women in a World of Pain
On this journey into America’s opioid scourge, we are introduced to three remarkable women who have made the resolution of the crisis their top priority. In this town, a judge, a fire chief, and a missionary tap into the different sectors of the law and provide glimpses into how heroin addiction is impacting a wide variety of people, both the addicts and the public officials who are helping them regain a footing. Through these women’s perspectives and the grim portrayal of addiction, Heroin(e) helps us appreciate how much effort people are making to help one another.
That, if anything else, is comforting enough.
Seeking Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Opioid use disorder is easily one of the most terrifying substance use disorders on the planet, mostly because opioid addiction partially stems from a large number of drugs that are legally regulated by the federal government. For decades, our country has suffered beneath the weight of dangerous synthetics and legal painkillers, and millions of Americans have suffered from addiction throughout the 20 years the crisis has been brewing. However, you can make the right decision by taking a stand against your addiction and regaining your health and happiness.
If you are suffering from a severe case of drug addiction, or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of opioid withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.