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Breaking Point: Heroin in America

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Catalogue Number:  394959
Producer:  Films Media Group
Subject:  Guidance, Health and Medicine, Social Issues, Social Sciences
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2016
Running Time:  41
Closed Captions:  Yes

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In this 20/20 special report, David Muir takes us to New Hampshire and inside the lives of recovering heroin addicts, their families, the health professionals working to help them, and those who do not survive. Aaron Smith struggles to find a treatment center where he can get help and when he does they do not have the drugs to get him through withdrawals. Follow Savanah and Matt as they do their best to remain drug free so they can give their baby girl a good life. See babies born dependent on opiates and children learning how to administer drugs to save someone from a heroin overdose. Hear about the uphill battle facing New Hampshire in the fight against heroin; no community should feel immune.

An ABC News Production.

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