'Heroin(e)' profiles the first responders who tackle the opioid crisis

Opioid overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. It’s estimated that one American dies from an opioid overdose every 15 minutes. In the Oscar-nominated short “Heroin(e),” filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon follows three women who are fighting overdoses in Huntington, West Virginia. It’s streaming now on Netflix.

Huntington fire chief Jan Rader in "Heroin(e)."

Jan Rader and Andrew Sullivan, a recovered opioid addict, in "Heroin(e)." 

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