Dying in Vein is a deeply personal exploration of opiate and heroin addiction through a cinéma vérité style that drops you directly into the lives of an addict in recovery, a couple trying to get clean, and a family grieving the loss of their son. Through these stories, the film explores the contemporary belief of 'living life pain-free', the shame and blame that exists around addiction, co-dependence, and the impact of socioeconomic class on our broken treatment system.
Currently, you can stream 'Dying in Vein, the opiate generation' with a Kanopy subscription. You can also rent or buy the documentary with Vimeo, iTunes or Prime Video. We'd recommend purchasing the film via Vimeo as a fairer portion of the revenue will go to the filmmakers.
We included this documentary in our list of movies about heroin you need to watch.