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WRAL Documentary: Searching for a Fix

Posted July 26
Updated July 27

Heroin is no longer a back-alley drug. It’s mainstream, in your neighborhood and in homes across North Carolina.

The path from prescription opioids like Oxycodone and Percocet to cheaper and more readily available heroin is a short one.

In the new WRAL Documentary “Searching for a Fix,” North Carolina’s addiction epidemic is told in stunning first-person accounts. This powerful hour-long documentary premieres on TV, web and streaming devices Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m.

Emergency medical personnel and law enforcement officers deal daily with overdose cases.

WRAL Documentary photojournalist Jay Jennings saw this first hand, riding along with a crew on a typical day. “To be inches away from an overdose victim, literally brought back from the brink of death, is one of the most amazing things I’ve seen in my life,” said Jennings.

“Searching for a Fix” goes beyond the overwhelming statistics to tell intimate, personal stories of how this problem affects real people and devastates families just like yours, in every corner of North Carolina.

Recovery experts and policymakers also discuss the search for a fix to this crisis.

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