Drugs

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 purposes.

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.

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Drugs
Russia's Deadliest Drug
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"Recently a drug named 'Krokodil' gained it's success amongst the Russian youth. It's a cheap home-made drug created to pleasure people. However this kind of pleasure could be real...

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Plan Colombia: Cashing-In on the Drug War Failure
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‘Plan Colombia: Cashing-In on the Drug War Failure’ shows how despite 20 years of US war-on-drugs in Colombia paid for by U.S. tax-payers, cocaine trafficking and money-launde...

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Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way
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‘Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way’ traces the history of ceratin drugs sshowing that they were not always illegal, but were a medication against many “sickness...

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Hoffman’s Potion
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Hofmann’s Potion offers a sensitive and insightful portrayal of the chemists, biochemists, psychiatrists, and psychologists in the 1940s and ’50s who studied the model of menta...

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Do I Drink Too Much?
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Alcohol is one of the most common recreational drugs. And one of the most widely abused. This BBC documentary explores the science of addiction, exploring new advances in science.

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CannaBiz: The Secret Economy of Marijuana
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CannaBiz opens in Grand Forks, BC, a small border town nestled in the Kootenay Mountains, where draft dodgers planted the first BC Bud in the 1960s. Most of the marijuana here, and...

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Cannabis: The Evil Weed?
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‘Cannabis: The Evil Weed?’ is a documentary film attempting to resolve certain conflicts such as whether it really causes Schizophrenia, leads to an addiction to harder drugs, ...

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Medicinal Cannabis
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The informative documentary draws upon common myths about negative effects of Marijuana and focuses on what the researchers say about these topics. The documentary, learn from phys...

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Marijuana: It’s Time for a Conversation
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‘Marijuana: It’s Time for a Conversation’ is the story of Caroline Gay Welch, who passed away peacefully on July 17, 2008, after a year-long bout with ovarian cancer.She self...

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Marijuana: A Chronic History
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‘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 attempt...

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Marijuana Inc: Inside America’s Pot Industry
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Although it cannot be exchanged on Wall Street anytime soon, marijuana has turned out to be a thriving hard cash harvest.CNBC drives in the background to investigate the innermost ...

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In Pot We Trust
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‘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 legisla...

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If Drugs Were Legal
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The film set in 2015 is follows the investigation into the two girls’ deaths by an drug agent who worked closely with an ex-drugs policeman. The film shows the differing cases th...

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Ice Age
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‘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...

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How Weed Won The West
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How Weed Won The West is the sequel to ‘American drug War’ and an iconic mainstream documentary film based of the marijuana anti-prohibition movement.It opens viewer’s eyesto...

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Heroin Nation
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"The original documentary has been replaced with a complementary video until “Heroin Nation” can be refreshed.‘Heroin Nation’ is a documentary film highlighting the problem...

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Grass: The History of Marijuana
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‘Grass: The History of Marijuana’ is a funny yet serious film made by veteran filmmaker Ron Mann, who maps out the terrible loss in imprisoned lives and billions of dollars was...

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Drug Policy
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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...

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Detox or Die
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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...

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Connecticut Goes Dry
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In 1920, the 18th Amendment was enacted banning the sale of alcohol across the country. However, in our "land of steady habits," alcohol consumption was a habit that proved hard to...

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Changing Lanes
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Zustandswechsel (Change of State or Changing Lanes) talks about the status of hemp in Styria – a region that is deeply rooted in Austria’s rather conservative culture.The film ...

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Ben: Diary Of A Heroin Addict
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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 rais...

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American Meth
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"In this 2008 documentary narrated by Val Kilmer, we see the stories of a select few victims of America’s new favorite drug: meth. In this documentary we get an intimate look at ...

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Mireles fights the drug cartel because of his personal motivations. Some might say he has a personal vendetta against th...
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Despite being in war, the three cartels have often allied to fight the greater good. At the moment, there are two factio...
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The substance enters the brain rapidly, and then changes back into morphine. Heroin binds to opioid receptors on cells l...
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