"Heroin's Children", 2017
Josh Rushing travels to Chillicothe, a small Ohio town at the center of the opioid crisis, to meet the invisible victims of the epidemic—a generation of children neglected, abandoned or orphaned by parents addicted to heroin. We meet a teenager who lost both parents to drugs, a mother whose addiction led her to overdose while watching her young son, a grandmother unexpectedly raising four granddaughters, pregnant women struggling with addiction, and police and firefighters responding to harrowing overdose scenes.
Heroin is stronger than any human tie. It is stronger than any compelling argument. It is stronger than a religious belief. It is the devil incarnate. It is evil. It's the black plague. It's like the zombie apocalypse. It's death.Dr. John Gabis, Coroner of Ross County, Ohio