Crack cocaine fuels crime and violence like no other drug on the planet. Meet the hopelessly addicted - and the producers, traffickers and dealers benefiting from their addiction.
Grand theft auto is a booming industry in America with a car being broken into every 30 seconds and organised crime groups making a killing from selling stolen car parts on the black market.
Introduced as a lifesaving battlefield anaesthetic during the Vietnam War, Ketamine is now a state-of-the-art hallucinogenic drug rising in popularity across the globe.
Using everything from hidden compartments and drug mules to skis and donkeys, smuggling hashish from the mountains of Morocco to the streets of Europe is a dirty and dangerous business.
Thousands have died from it and organized crime gangs will kill for it. Get an inside look at the traffickers, dealers and users making ecstasy the most controversial drug on the planet.
For years drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms have attracted those looking to get high, but now a new group of users is turning to hallucinogens, not for fun, but to treat addiction and disease.
Designer drugs are a new battleground in the narcotic war. For a few dollars, users can access legal compounds that mimic the effects of cocaine, ecstasy or weed. But legal doesn’t always mean safe.
Prescription painkillers are the number two cause of death in the US. With more people addicted to them than cocaine, heroin and meth combined, they're the 21st century's drug of choice.
Welcome to the $300 billion industry of Drugs, Inc., where traffickers pocket huge profits, addicts become chained in a vicious cycle and law enforces wage war across diverse battlefields - farmers' fields, shady labs, urban street corners and suburban schools. How does this business work? Can it be stopped or should it be regulated? What impact does it have on those it touches? National Geographic Channel presents a hard-hitting new series, Drugs, Inc., which provides a 360º view of frequently abused drugs: cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana. Each episode mixes broad context and first-person perspectives from traffickers, dealers, users, law enforcement and medical professionals who take viewers to the core of this lucrative business. The series follows each drug's production cycle, its supply line into our communities and its effects on the human body.
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