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Louis Theroux: Drinking To Oblivion

Drinking To Oblivion sees Louis Theroux set about spending some time in the world of extreme drinkers, getting to know people who consume alcohol not just to excess but to the point of total oblivion. Basing the film out of King's College Hospital in South London Louis finds himself in a haven for patients and families affected by life-threatening alcohol abuse, in an attempt to understand the mi

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The Nature of Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a plant-based psychedelic brew that originated from the South American rainforests. It is made from boiling the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, the Psychotria viridis shrub together, although a variety of other plants can be included in the mix depending on tradition. The active chemical in ayahuasca is DMT (dimethyltryptamine), an extremely powerful psychedelic drug obtained from the vir

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Seattle is Dying

KOMO's Eric Johnson asks the question what if Seattle is dying and the citizens of the United States don't even know it? This is a story about a seething, simmering anger that is now boiling over into outrage, it is about people who have felt compassion but who know longer feel safe, no longer feel they are heard or even protected.This is a story about a beautiful jewel that has been violated

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The Mysteries of Ketamine

The drug ketamine is often associated with club culture but it's primary use is for starting and maintaining anaesthesia as it induces a trance-like state while providing pain relied, sedation and memory loss. The reason some doctors view it as a preferred anaesthetic is because heart function, breathing, and airway reflexes generally remain functional during its effects.Although for as long a

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Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis

These days there seems to be a never ending flow of new documentaries related to the opioid drug crisis which really gives you an idea of how prevalent this issue is becoming. In the United States alone over 115 people die every day from overdosing on these drugs with the likes of fentanyl playing a major part as it is being used as a cutting agent but is thousands of times stronger than heroin.

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The Rise of Fentanyl: Death On The I-95 – Two Years On

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released the shocking statistic that every 11 minutes someone dies in the United States from an opioid overdose. This is being considered to be the number one public health challenge of our time. Overdosing from drugs is now the main cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, making it more likely than dying via car accident or gun.2017 was the w

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Louis Theroux: Heroin Town

These days the words 'opiate addiction' are synonymous with American society, the country has a twisted love affair with prescription painkillers and because of this we are witness to widespread dependancy issues seen across the country.In recent times there has been quite the crackdown on this over-prescription which sounds good but in reality where does this leave the 2 million Americans who

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Narco State: Inside Mexico’s Drug Cartels

Mexico's curse stretches nearly 2,000 miles, it's huge rich neighbour the United States of America is the worlds largest consumer of illegal drugs, beyond the American border that insatiable appetite needs a supplier and Mexico has been that supplier for more than 100 years. Alcohol during the prohibition, cheap workers for generations and now the most valuable products of them all illegal drugs o

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Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine

Cocaine is everywhere and celebrity chief Gordon Ramsey is no stranger to the illegal substance, he has had many encounters with it throughout his life and career, stating that he has been served it, had his hand shaken and left with little wraps of foil containing it, he has even been asked to dust soufflé's with it and its use now seems to be more prevalent than ever before, especially in t

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