Heroin: Cape Cod, USA Documentary Set To Air Tonight On HBO
The documentary, “Heroin: Cape Cod, USA,” will premiere tonight at 9pm on HBO.
According to The Washington Post, the documentary explores the heroin epidemic through the experiences of eight young opiate addicts from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It was directed by academy award winner, Steven Okazaki, for “Days of Waiting: The Life & Art of Estelle Ishigo.”
The documentary features the eight young addicts who talk freely about their love and hatred for the drug and what their bodies crave and what their minds are trying to reject.
According to The Boston Globe, Okazaki adds in facts that 80 percent of heroin addicts, including some in the film, started off with prescription painkillers after accidents.
The movie includes far too many devastating lines such as, when a young woman named Arianna says about that she found the love of her life the first time she used heroin.
One of the reasons heroin is becoming so widespread is because of its cheap price and easy accessibility. The Mexican cartels are feeling the pinch since some states are growing marijuana and selling it themselves. We can expect heroin to flourish more when states legalize marijuana's recreational use, with Bay State voters considering it next year on the 2016 ballot.
Tune into HBO tonight at 9pm to watch the documentary, “Heroin: Cape Cod, USA.”
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez