Posted in: Drugs
Getting High On HIV Medication
With most drugs there is a long pre established history of what the activity and effects of that drug is going to be like, this is not the case however with Efavirenz. Efavirenz are an antiretroviral drug that was approved by the FDA in 1998 to help treat those infected with HIV. It is said however that even though this drug is considered quite effective that patients taking it have reported bizarre dreams, hallucinations, and feelings of unreality. Hamilton Morris travels to South Africa to try and figure out...
Posted in: Drugs, Society
CRACKHOUSE
CRACKHOUSE is a "Real Life" documentary by the BBC where ex-crack cocaine user Carl John or 'CJ' revisits his home town in Liverpool to get back in touch with some old friends who are all now addicted to the drug themselves. This unique film gives us a great insight into the day in a life of a crack addict, we are faced with prostitution and shoplifting as a means of getting by in this seedy way of...
Posted in: Crime, Drugs
Cocaine: History Between the Lines
Another History Channel Special, this time however on Cocaine and how it came to be one of the worlds most illicit drugs to date. This films takes us right back to the supposed origins of when the human appetite for Drugs began with one of the simplest being the chewing of the coca leaf in South America, where the natives thought it was a gift from God. Although the plant itself has been around for a long time, it wasn't until 1855 that cocaine was first extracted from the...
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Narco Bling
Mexico is at war, a war for control of its own country against a rich and powerful enemy the Mexican drug cartel. These narco traffickers live in a world of astonishing wealth and extravagance, this being said however they live in even more spectacular cruelty and violence. This film is about the criminal gangs that are earning billions from a seemingly endless flow of illegal drugs, most of which seem to end up in the United States. National Geographic explore this dark world, where of the the most wanted...
Swaziland: Gold Mine of Marijuana
In this edition of Hamilton Morris' "Pharmacopeia‎" vice show, Hamilton and his team pay a visit to the landlocked Kingdom of Swaziland, which is completely surrounded by South Africa and Mozambique and where the growing of Cannabis is still very much illegal. Despite this fact Swaziland boasts the more hectares of land dedicated to growing marijuana than all of India and therefore Hamilton has taken it upon himself to attempt to chemically analyze some of the local strains. Upon his arrival however he...
Posted in: Drugs, War
Colombia: Caught in Crossfire
Romeo Langlois an international reporter travelled to Colombia to accompany and document soldiers on a routine anti-narcotics operation when the patrol happened to encounter a group of armed FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels. This is the story of the whole ordeal and how the Colombian soldiers set up a defense perimeter which ultimately saved the journalists...
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Crack Cocaine
A film documenting the effects of the illegal drug trade, primarily crack cocaine on a community in America. The documentary explores the lives of those who sell the drug and life choices they were faced with along the...
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The True Story of Killing Pablo Escobar
He had the power and wealth of a king, he killed anyone that stood in his way of becoming the worlds most powerful drug lord, he terrorized the nation of Colombia and made an enemy of the most powerful nation on earth. Pablo Escobar and his drug cartel became bigger than his own government. Pablo Escobar became so big that he needed to...
Posted in: Drugs, Society
Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery
Russell Brand used to be an addict of alcohol, heroin and other drugs. In his documentary, Brand challenges the system currently in use to treat addicts in Britain. His passionate, honest and eye-opening opinions on what needs to change is captivating. When Amy Winehouse died, a friend of his at the time, he realized he needed to stop taking drugs. He was told that if he kept up his lifestyle of daily drug use he would either be dead, in jail or in an insane asylum within 6 months. By the time he was 27, the same...