Drugs

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 the Un

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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

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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