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Detox or Die

Drugs | 01 Oct, 2013 | 7 Comments

Detox or Die is a unique perspective on addiction and the need to cleanse yourself in any way possible. From a very personal view, film maker David Scott takes us on a journey from his addiction to opiates for over 20 years to testing out an unlicensed 'miracle' drug that puts you in a terrible[...]

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Addicted to Pleasure: Tobacco

Drugs | 27 Jun, 2013 | 2 Comments

Actor Brian Cox brings another short documentary on addictions, now telling the story of tobacco. Going deep into the history of how smoking and the tobacco trade helped grow the British empire, then looking at how cigarette companies are constantly pushing to make their product the most addictive, this show tells it[...]

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Addicted to Pleasure: Opium

Drugs | 22 Jun, 2013 | 2 Comments

Actor Brian Cox takes us down the pipe of opium addiction, showing the controversial history of sugar, tobacco, alcohol and opium, and how commercialization of these products made the world want them more. The documentary also explores how opium was sought after in China by British traders, how it is also a cure, and how it[...]

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Drugs | 19 Feb, 2013 | 4 Comments

Over an average human's lifetime they are most likely to be prescribed and take more than 14,000 pills. Anti-depressants, antibiotics, cholesterol lowering tablets, painkillers, even tablets to extend youth and improve sexual performance in bed. These drugs perform small miracles daily, but how much is really known about them? Drug discovery often owes as much[...]

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Is Alcohol Worse Than Ecstasy?

Drugs | 25 Nov, 2012 | 2 Comments

‘Is Alcohol Worse Than Ecstasy?’ takes a scientific look towards the current ranking system of drugs. In a surprising outcome, alcohol, solvents and tobacco (all unclassified drugs) are rated more dangerous than ecstasy, 4-MTA and LSD (all class A drugs). If the current ABC system is retained, alcohol would be rated a class A drug and[...]

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The Chemical Generation

Drugs, Social | 20 Nov, 2012 | 7 Comments

This documentary covers the acid house, rave and club culture revolution in the UK  and of course the chemical Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or ecstasy. This era inspired the film 24 Hour Party people and sheds light on the forgotten counter culture[...]

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In Pot We Trust

Drugs | 18 Nov, 2012 | No Comments

‘In Pot We Trust’ documents the suffering of four chronically ill patients whose reliance on the illegal drug as a pain killer is in danger due to federal anti-narcotic legislation. This film includes interviews of reform organizations, prohibitionist groups, politicians, drug war critics, scientists, and even celebrities, who openly voice their opinions on the subject matter. The[...]

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Ben: Diary Of A Heroin Addict

Drugs | 17 Nov, 2012 | 3 Comments

Ben: Diary of A Heroin Addict is a documentary film that charts the life of Ben Rogers who became a victim of heroin. Ben Rogers was expected to make a successful life. He was raised in a quiet, picturesque village. He grew up being a Boy Scout, loved cricket, played in the school orchestra and[...]

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Marijuana: A Chronic History

Drugs | 12 Nov, 2012 | 74 Comments

‘Marijuana: A Chronic History’ is a documentary film by History channel, that charts the turbulent and strange history of Marijuana in America. It is a pro-Cannabis film attempting to educate people who still think that prohibition on Cannabis is reasonable and have no idea that widespread cannabis use is relatively harmless compared to alcohol, tobacco, and[...]

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Drug Policy

Drugs | 10 Nov, 2012 | 4 Comments

From director Ben Abel-Bey, Drug Policy explores the growing movement for drug policy reform in the United States. A debate among 9 of the most outspoken voices influencing current drug policy today. Against the status quo are Jack Cole and Peter Christ, two retired police officers and ex-veteran drug warriors who in 2002 formed Law[...]

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The Hemp Revolution

Drugs | 27 Oct, 2012 | 26 Comments

‘The Hemp Revolution’ covers with every historical and contemporary facet of hemp usage and cultivation mainly in the U.S. It describes how the production of hemp is much more durable and economic than wood and has multilateral uses as e.g. food products, as a non-polluting fuel and as a pharmaceutical product with much less grievous side-effects[...]

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Ice Age

Drugs | 23 Oct, 2012 | 4 Comments

‘Ice Age’ accounts the hidden, growing wave of the highly addictive, cheap and powerful Ice, or crystal methamphetamine, the drug that has medical uses as well as the potential to cause addiction. Addiction typically occurs when a person begins to use the drug as a stimulant, for it can improve sex, mood and energy, alertness and[...]

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Sex Slaves

Trafficking in sex slaves, beautiful women are abused and the centre for much of this trafficking is Odessa in the Ukraine. Girls are sold from one pimp to another and they are purely a commodity ... if they get pregnant they are then forced into having an abortion. Moldova a very poor country has become one of the key[...]

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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

Crime, Drugs, Social | 20 Oct, 2012 | 23 Comments

In this 2007 documentary the current policy of United States and Canada on marijuana prohibition. Using interviews of both professional academics and marijuana aficionados this documentary raises questions on the hundred years of marijuana[...]

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