Drugs - 6

Inside LSD

Inside LSD

Could LSD be the next drug in your doctor's arsenal? New experiments have a few researchers believing that this trippy drug could become a pharmaceutical of the future. Outlawed in 1970, the street drug developed a reputation as the dangerous toy of the counterculture,...

7.36

Ibogaine: Rite of Passage

Ibogaine: Rite of Passage

Ibogaine is a substance that is derived from the root of an African plant that grows in Gabon. This plant is originally used during initiations of the Bwiti culture, but in the sixties the anti-addictive properties of this psychoactive substance were discovered by...

8.30

Science of Steroids

Science of Steroids

Over the better part of this century, athletes have sought to increase the natural performance of their bodies by using various means. And while most opted for the development of their muscle mass by using standard techniques, such as lifting weights, running, or other...

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Marijuana: A Chronic History

Marijuana: A Chronic History

2010, Drugs

The fight against drug use in America has been going on since the turn of the last century but the term War on Drugs only became part of our national dialog in 1970 when it was first used by President Richard Nixon. The President later formed the DEA...

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Do I Drink Too Much?

Do I Drink Too Much?

Alcohol is by far the most widely used drug - and a dangerous one at that. So why are so many of us drinking over the recommended limits? Why does alcohol have such a powerful grip on us? How much of our relationship with this drug is written in our genes? What are the...

4.85

We Love Cigarettes

We Love Cigarettes

A love of nicotine unites all peoples across the globe, regardless of colour, wealth or creed. Where religion and politics have failed tobacco has succeeded, but at what cost? For over 50 years people have been knowingly paying for the pleasure of tobacco with their...

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The Hemp Revolution

The Hemp Revolution

This documentary covers a whole lot of ground. It deals with every historical and contemporary aspect of hemp usage and cultivation (mainly in the U.S.), which turns out to be a lot. From describing the production of a fiber much more durable and economic than wood,...

6.13

If Drugs Were Legal

If Drugs Were Legal

Evidence from Switzerland suggests that prescribing heroin can reduce crime and increase levels of employment among addicts. While still illegal in the UK, cannabis was downgraded to a category C drug in January 2004. Would drug legalisation really reduce crime...

7.36

Ben: Diary of a Heroin Addict

Ben: Diary of a Heroin Addict

As a bright schoolboy from a loving, middle-class family Ben Rogers was expected to make a success of his life. Raised in a quiet, picturesque village Ben was a Boy Scout, loved cricket, played in the school orchestra and looked forward to the annual family holiday....

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Cannabis: The Evil Weed?

Cannabis: The Evil Weed?

Cannabis, it's merely a plant, a wild weed. But it produces a range of effects that is unmatched. To some, it's a blissful release, while for others it's something that seems to have unraveled their minds, and emptied their lives. This documentary tries to get to the...

7.09

Should I Smoke Dope?

Should I Smoke Dope?

Although it's illegal, over 15 million people have tried cannabis. Even politicians admit to having smoked it in their youth. But, in the press, there are more and more frightening stories about the effects of the drug, and there's a growing debate about whether...

4.88

Ecstasy Rising

Ecstasy Rising

ABC News television documentary with Peter Jennings on the history of MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) also known as ecstasy. It includes a short history of the drug and criticizes the negative health claims made by the U.S. government. The rise of Ecstasy...

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The City Addicted to Crystal Meth

The City Addicted to Crystal Meth

Central Valley, California, is home to some of the most impoverished rural towns in America, where crystal meth addiction is prolific. In Fresno, Louis finds a community ravaged by this cheap and highly addictive drug. As he infiltrates the town, he...

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Ice Age

Ice Age

It's cheap, highly addictive and ultra-powerful. Ice, or crystal methamphetamine, is now more popular than heroin. It plays havoc with the minds and the bodies of addicts, filling emergency wards with dangerous, psychotic patients. But little is known about the...

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