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A documentary looks at the bravery and despair as an opioid and heroin epidemic tears apart one American city

The police radio echoes like an eerie chorus through the streets of a broken place.

"It's sad when you can drive around the city and say, 'Oh, somebody died there, somebody died there.' But that's the reality of this area," says Jan Rader, the fire chief in Huntington, W.Va. "I fear we've lost a couple of generations."

That is the lament of "Heroin(e)," a new Netflix documentary by Elaine McMillion Sheldon that burrows into the opioid and heroin epidemic that has torn through families in a city where the wayward and the

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