Chasing Heroin

Chasing Heroin

Chasing Heroin is painfully important TV . . . you walk away from Chasing Heroin not depressed, but invigorated – engaged – by the efforts being made by valiant people to help stem the tide of this dreadful situation.”
—Ken Tucker, Yahoo TV

“Shows what a humane approach to addiction actually looks like . . . disappointments and setbacks are frequent in Chasing Heroin. It's because of these disappointments that the film achieves a clear-eyed, even vital importance, especially if you know someone struggling with addiction."
—Jason Cherkis, The Huffington Post

Chasing Heroin is a searing two-hour look at what the heroin “epidemic” means.”
—John Doyle, The Globe and Mail

“A penetrating, harrowing look at addicts struggling free from drugs and a criminal justice system struggling free from a destructive, zero-tolerance past.”
—Casey Jaywork, The Seattle Weekly


A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime.


Director: Marcela Gaviria
Producers: Marcela Gaviria, Will Cohen, Raney Aronson-Rath
Co-Producer: Brian Funck
Editors: Lindsay Utz, Brian Funck