Frontline aired a powerful documentary on the rise of opiate abuse in the United States, entitled "Chasing Heroin." It detailed first-hand accounts of middle-class addicts, their families, and the social workers & recovery workers trying to help them. Best video on the subject I've seen.
Paul Pommells has been an inmate of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for more than twenty years, and has learned much about himself, his fellow inmates, and where one can find the hope and power to change.
Paul and other inmates & friends bare their souls in words here.