One of the common definitions of the term drug is that it is
a chemical substance capable of affecting a human or animal body on a
biological level. The documentaries and video materials compiled in this
category are exploring the wide specter of the application of drugs. Due to the
unique properties that some of these drugs have they have been used for various
A number of drugs found its application in fields such as
medicine, spiritual and religious purposes. Others can be used even for
self-improved or recreational purposes. Some of these drugs are extremely addictive
or 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 liquid
drug. Certain drugs can be injected in a form of a solution, often
intramuscular or intravenous. Other methods of consumption include inhalation,
insufflation and topical application.
Today, new drugs are constantly being discovered in the
fields of medicine, biotechnology and pharmacology and the possibilities in the
terms of application are practically endless. The global drug market, legal or
illegal, is in a constant demand for existing and new products alike. That, in
turn, raises countless moral, ethical and health and legal issues revolving
around the manufacturing, distribution and consumption of drugs.
Find out how some of these drug related issues are being
resolved across the globe. Follow the stories of people battling with their
drug addictions. Discover the incredible story of the history of tobacco and
the impact it had on the British economy. Observe the present day situation in
the tobacco industry. Enter the world of professional athletes and see how,
unlike most of them, some reach for the artificial substances in order to
develop their muscles and boost their overall body performance.
The staggering fact is that most people today, during their
lifespan, consume more than 14.000 different prescription medications including
anti-depressants, antibiotics and cholesterol regulation tablets, painkillers,
even pills to extend youth or sexual performance enhancers. The material we
provided for you in this category is utterly educational and gives you an
insight of the good and the bad side of drugs.
In 2009, a new method and formula for mixing
methamphetamine was discovered. The method required a two-liter soda bottle,
some noxious chemicals and a few handfuls of cold pills. Put the ingredients...
No matter how hard the government is trying, the War on
Drugs is simply a failed campaign and mission. Drug abuse is growing and
growing, dealerships emerge at new spots on a daily basis, and drugs ...