‘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 “sicknesses”, like depressions or feeling tired. Even “coke” got popular because it has extracts of the coca-leave in it.
Illegal drugs such as Crack, Cocaine, Opium, Marijuana, Heroine, etc make people addictive, shorten life-expectancy and change the social outlook too, posing a risk for the users as well as others.
This film also illustrates how in these days, drugs are often a sign of problems in people’s life as it becomes their only recourse when reality is too demanding.
Professor Ramanan Laxminarayan graduated at Princeton, and for the past several years he has worked as Vice-President for Research and Policy at the Public Health Foundation of I...