Drugs

The Meth Epidemic

The Meth Epidemic

The drug which started out as a fad back in the 1970's amongst the motorcycle gang subculture has now spread right across the United States, it is known by many names, Speed, Meth, Glass, etc. Despite the governments best efforts to crack down on it, methamphetamine has become far more destructive now than at any other point in the last decade. This film is an investigation into the drug and th

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Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web

A BBC Storyville special which sets out to take a deep look into the now infamous black market website known as the Silk Road which came into existance back in 2011. Coined the 'Amazon of illegal drugs' the Silk Road was the brainchild of a mysterious, libertarian who went under the moniker of The Dread Pirate Roberts. With the promise of providing his users with complete anonymity and total freed

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Deadliest Place To Deal

BBC reporter Livvy Haydock heads to the Philippines in South East Asia to investigate the worlds bloodiest war on drugs, it is here that the controversial President Rodrigo Duterte, swept into power last June on a promise to clean up the country by any means necessary, this included ‘slaughtering’ drug dealers and users alike. Since the beginning of his presidency Duterte has been responsible f

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Escobar’s Hitman

Escobar’s Hitman

Not every day does one get the opportunity to meet a man who is personally responsible for murdering over 250 people and torturing thousands more. In this RT special we meet John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, a.k.a. Popeye, he is a local celebrity in Medellin, Colombia and can be found walking around the streets in broad daylight enjoying the attention he receives. Back in the 80's when the city of 

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Warning: This Drug May Kill You

HBO's special Warning: This Drug May Kill You is a heartbreaking tale of four families who have all been tragically affected by prescribed opioid addiction, it is an epidemic that is echoed all across the United States, ripping communities apart one addict at a time. It is an epidemic which was fueled by an aggressive 1990's marketing campaign led by Purdue Pharma that promoted the widespread u

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Mum Loves Drugs, Not Me

In this shocking Dispatches special we witness the devastating effects of illegal drug abuse, not on those who use them but rather on the 350,000 or so children who's parents have a serious drug problem and the grandparents who tend to be left to pick up the pieces. Around 3,500 babies are born to heroin addicted mothers every year in the United Kingdom, this equates to about 10 a day and in th

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Alcohol: Britain’s Most Harmful Drug

It is no secret that the UK as a whole has a particularly high intake rate of alcohol compared to other parts of Europe. The blame for this has been placed largely on the availability of cheap drinks throughout the county by politicians, but the issue runs much deeper than this. This is especially noticeable during the Christmas month of December where it has been recorded that the countries in

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Fixing the System

In this VICE special we see then President of the United States, Barack Obama, make history as he becomes the first President to ever visit a federal prison. The visit itself occurred back in July 2015, and alongside Obama we see award-winning journalist and founder of VICE Shane Smith, as they both set out to investigate America's broken criminal justice system. America is notoriously known fo

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The Truth About Alcohol

Last January the British government released its new guidelines for alcohol consumption and for the UK's 40 million drinkers it was all pretty sobering. For men the recommended weekly limit was slashed by a third which equates to roughly 7 pints of beer, bringing it in line with the amount recommended for women. In this film we see A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim embark on mission to discover

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