Having unearthed more sorry stories of crime and drug abuse, Theroux returns to our screens highlighting America’s dangerous and deadly addiction to Heroin.
Slotting into an Appalachian community in Huntington, West Virginia, Louis hopes to reveal the devastating effect Heroin has had on the community. A shocking one in ten babies born in the city are dependent on opiates and overdose rates are 13 times higher than the national average.
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, Sunday, 9 pm – BBC Two