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Teenage Fake Xanax Epidemic

The use of the anxiety prescription medication known as Xanax has proven to be quite influential in the recent sad rap music movement. We have seen everything from the rapper Lil Pump cut into a Xanax cake after reaching 1 million followers on Instagram to the death of Lil Peep who died due to a Xanax related overdose. As of late many of these US artists have been denouncing the Xan culture but is

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Steel Town Down

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Steel Town Down

In this VICE News special Steel Town Down we see them travel to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, here we see how the demise of a once thriving steel industry has given way to a social collapse of sorts, with very little opportunity for those growing up in the area. Like most stories involving industrial towns or cities failing due to a downturn in the economy this one sees us facing a raging opioid e

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The House I Live In

As the United States of America continues to get caught up in conflicts overseas, a far less visible war is taking place on home soil and is already taking a serious toll on the generations to come. Since the War on Drugs was declared by President Richard Nixon back in 1971, it has accounted for more than 45 million arrests and has made the United States the worlds largest jailer and deeply wou

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The Drug Trial: Emergency At The Hospital

On Monday 13 March 2006, eight healthy men signed up to take part in what seemed to been your run of the mill clinical trial. The trial was for an experimental drug known as TGN1412, its purpose was to treat leukaemia and it had already passed tests which were conducted on monkeys but this was the first time it would be tested on humans. This trial was later to become one of the most infamous

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Britain’s Teenage Drug Runners

Rural villages and seaside towns across the United Kingdom now appear to be under threat, urban gangs are moving in with the sole intention to sell drugs. The police force is attempting to tackle these gangs who are extending their drug networks from the cities into the country side. With this new drug network comes several pressing issues, an increase in violence over territory, drug overdoses

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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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