Watching HEROIN(E) on Netflex

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Ironbutterfly, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Ironbutterfly

    Ironbutterfly Active Member

    Incredible walk through life of heroin addicts, Fire and Rescue, prostitutes, a lady with the Brown Bag Mission, success stories of former addicts and an awesome Judge in drug court. It is about Huntington, WV which is the number one Heroin city in US.

    Eye opener and this is just in one city.
     
  2. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost Active Member

    Where does this pandemic end??
     
  3. Ironbutterfly

    Ironbutterfly Active Member

    The nurse/EMS gal who administers the narcan said just in their county in a year the costs of healthcare, rescues, narcan has reached 100 million. She feels our nation will go bankrupt at this rate.

    Positive note was the Judge and drug court, she was so supportive but also tough love when she needed to be. They have a drug recovery program they received a grant for to help addicts turn their lives around. They graduate and get hugs from the Judge in the courtroom. It sounds promising. Maybe other cities will follow their program.
     
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  4. Tanya M

    Tanya M Living with an attitude of gratitude Staff Member

    Thanks for sharing. I'll look for it on Netflix.
    I have a friend who's son committed suicide because he couldn't shake the addiction. He was raised in a really good home, mom stayed at home, dad was a lawyer. He was a good kid, never got into any trouble. When he went to college one of his "friends" introduced him to heroin. His mom and dad put him in rehab 4 times. So tragic and heartbreaking.
     
  5. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost Active Member

    I watched it tonight. Both heartwarming and dad. I have to admit as a young nurse I pounded Naran into people with a low regard for their plight. Clearly living this nightmare vicariously theory my son.
    The Nurse/ chief of fire fighters is a true inspiration to us all.
     
  6. StillStanding

    StillStanding Member

    I watched it. I thought it was interesting.

    A close friend's brother went to the ER last week over dosing. My friend described how the health care workers were pretty cold and impatient with him.
     
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  7. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost Active Member

    Sad but true. See. A lot of opinion based neglectful care at the bedside.
     
  8. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost Active Member

    That should read sad not dad....and through not theory. Auto correct ugh!
     
  9. Sam3

    Sam3 Active Member

    I wonder if I could or should watch this or Breaking Bad, Narcs etc.

    This forum might be exposure therapy enough -- a soft medium.
     
  10. Bart

    Bart So Much Fun-Not!

    I watched that too and a couple other documentaries on Heroin. My ex-daughter in law is a heroin addict and it's just so horrible!