Louis Theroux: Dark States – Heroin Town

Louis embeds himself in an Appalachian community devastated by widespread heroin use

Vast numbers of Americans have turned to heroin in the aftermath of a crackdown on prescription painkillers. Louis spends time with the user community caught in the vice-like grip of drug misuse and follows the emergency services struggling to cope with multiple overdoses each day.

“Louis has an uncanny ability to establish a rapport and seem humble and sympathetic even when he's asking the toughest questions”

Independent

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