Cape Cod can be idyllic and beautiful. But, like much of Massachusetts, it's facing a heroin epidemic. Now, the film "Heroin: Cape Cod, USA" is taking a close look at the problem, following eight addicts as they search for their next high.
- "Baker said the HBO film dramatically portrays 'the incredible downward draw that comes with addiction, how powerful it is, and how hard it is to beat it. I consider it to be probably the biggest public health problem we’ve got.'"
- "Known for its quaint villages, lighthouses and beaches, the picturesque summer vacation destination of Cape Cod has been struck with an epidemic of young people hooked on affordable, easily acquired heroin. This harrowing film takes an unsparing look at the lives of eight heroin addicts in their early 20s, living a seemingly endless existence of getting high while cycling through stages of rehab, recovery and relapse."
- "More than a year ago, Dan’s parents texted him, saying they weren’t sure they wanted to go on camera as requested by a 'famous director' who had attended their Parents Supporting Parents meeting to talk about heroin use on Cape Cod. Dan, 28, a 2004 Barnstable High School graduate, an Army veteran, and a former University of Vermont student, was furious. 'I swore at them, and said, 'You’ve got to man up or nothing will change.'"
This segment aired on December 15, 2015.