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Louis Theroux: Dark States – Heroin Town Premieres Sun 8 Oct on BBC-2

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Louis Theroux is back with another hard hitting glimpse into an America’s invisible worlds. In three part drama Dark States – Heroin Town, premiering on Sunday 8 October at 9.00pm on BBC Two, he is looking at how many American prescription drug dependents are turning to heroin.

America’s love affair with prescription painkillers has led to widespread dependency on opiates. But following a crackdown on their over-prescription, where does this leave the two million Americans who have developed a habit for these high-strength painkillers?

With the pills now becoming increasingly expensive and scarce on the black market, vast numbers of Americans have turned to the cheaper and stronger opiate: heroin. The drug now claims more lives in the US than either car accidents or gun crime. And, for the first time in over two decades, life expectancy in the US is declining – largely attributed to the rise in fatal heroin overdoses.

In Huntington, West Virginia, Louis Theroux embeds himself in an Appalachian community that is being devastated and stretched to its limits by widespread heroin use. With one in ten babies in the city born dependent on opiates and a fatal overdose rate 13 times the national average, this is the epicentre of the most deadly drug epidemic in US history.

Louis spends time with the user community caught in the vice-like grip of drug misuse and follows the emergency services struggling to cope with multiple overdoses each day.

Louis Theroux: Dark States – Heroin Town Episode 1 (of 3) airs Sunday 8 October 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on BBC Two.

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Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: Solo (ABC Jan 9, 2018)

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Kevin (Probably) Saves The World

Solo: As the newest substitute teacher at La Salle High School, Kevin tries to help an introverted student named Adam become more self-assured and popular. However, to do so, he must first pull off the second greatest freshman prank in the school’s history.

Meanwhile, Yvette contemplates life after the mission, and Amy and Nate struggle to plan the perfect first date.

Series: Kevin (Probably) Saves The World Season 1 Episode 11
Airdate: Tuesday January 2018 on ABC

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Bull: Grey Areas (CBS Jan 9 2018)

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Bull E.J.

Grey Areas: Bull takes a psychologist friend, Dr. Donovan Benanti, as a client when the therapist is sued for malpractice following a patient’s deadly rampage.

As Bull worries a trial loss could set new precedent regarding doctor-patient confidentiality, he aims to convince the jury that clinicians aren’t directly responsible for their patients’ actions.

Series: Bull Season 2 Episode 12
Airdate: Tuesday January 9, 2018

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NCIS: New Orleans – Identity Crisis (CBS Jan 9 2018)

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NCIS New Orleans

Identity Crisis: Sebastian receives a plea for help from his high school friend Adrian Conner after her business partner is killed at the Crescent City Gaming Convention. Also, FBI Special Agent Raymond Isler believes Adrian is a hacker the Cyber Crimes division has been tracking for years.

Series: NCIS New Orleans Season 4 Episode 12
Airdate: Tuesday January 9, 2018

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