American Epidemic: The Nation's Struggle With Opioid Addiction

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American president Donald Trump recently declared opioid crisis as “public health emergency”. Facts show that more than two million Americans are dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs.

Pain pills include legal painkillers like morphine, but also some other. But is America and its opioid crisis really a public health emergency? Views are divided on the question.

The documentary, filmed in 2016, takes a deeper look at the devastating impact of opioid abuse. The documentary, filmed by video journalists from the Wall Street Journal, takes a look at the story of four different families touched by the epidemic of opioid abuse.

Experts in the United States have long ago warned about the opioid crisis. The misuse of opioids is a serious national crisis, and this documentary allows you to view things from a different angle. Not many understand just how devastating the crisis is, and how lives are changed.

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