Drugs

One of the common definitions of the term drug is that it isa chemical substance capable of affecting a human or animal body on abiological level. The documentaries and video materials compiled in thiscategory are exploring the wide specter of the application of drugs. Due to theunique properties that some of these drugs have they have been used for variouspurposes.

A number of drugs found its application in fields such asmedicine, spiritual and religious purposes. Others can be used even forself-improved or recreational purposes. Some of these drugs are extremely addictiveor toxic and their consumption has been banned by the law.

There is number of ways in which drugs can be administered.The most common method of consumption is the oral intake of solid or liquiddrug. Certain drugs can be injected in a form of a solution, oftenintramuscular or intravenous. Other methods of consumption include inhalation,insufflation and topical application.

Today, new drugs are constantly being discovered in thefields of medicine, biotechnology and pharmacology and the possibilities in theterms of application are practically endless. The global drug market, legal orillegal, is in a constant demand for existing and new products alike. That, inturn, raises countless moral, ethical and health and legal issues revolvingaround the manufacturing, distribution and consumption of drugs.

Find out how some of these drug related issues are beingresolved across the globe. Follow the stories of people battling with theirdrug addictions. Discover the incredible story of the history of tobacco andthe impact it had on the British economy. Observe the present day situation inthe tobacco industry. Enter the world of professional athletes and see how,unlike most of them, some reach for the artificial substances in order todevelop their muscles and boost their overall body performance.

The staggering fact is that most people today, during theirlifespan, consume more than 14.000 different prescription medications includinganti-depressants, antibiotics and cholesterol regulation tablets, painkillers,even pills to extend youth or sexual performance enhancers. The material weprovided for you in this category is utterly educational and gives you aninsight of the good and the bad side of drugs.

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Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
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This hard hitting documentary that Russell Brand made for BBC Three in 2012finished up with him offering proof to the Home Affairs Select Committee.Drawing from his own personal experiences of dru...

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Strain Hunters
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Strain Hunters is a sequence of docudramas intended at enlightening the common community about the mission for the protection of the cannabis herb in the method of exceptionally susceptible landraces ...

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Strain Hunters
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Strain Hunters is a sequence of docudramas intended at enlightening the common community about the mission for the protection of the cannabis herb in the method of exceptionally susceptible landraces ...

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The Story of Amy Winehouse
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Amy Winehouse was a popular singer and songwriter, winner of5 Grammy awards. She was successful a number of musical styles such as R&Band Jazz. Despite being a talented musician, she was better kn...

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Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis
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Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer.Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skep...

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Dope Sick Love
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Dope Sick Love is a really outstanding documentary made for HBO about two pairs of heroin addicted lovers roaming the streets of New York City.But it is quite different from the conventional documenta...

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Afghan Heroin: The Lost War
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Afghan Heroin: The Lost War is a documentary which investigates how the war on terror in Afghanistan has unleashed heroin into the mainstream.Heroin is one of the most addictive dr...

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PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – Pill Poppers
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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, ...

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Is Alcohol Worse Than Ecstasy?
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‘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 dr...

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Addicted to Pleasure: Tobacco
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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 B...

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