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America's War on Drugs has cost the nation $1 trillion, thousands of lives, and has not curbed the runaway profits of the international drug business. For the last 50 years, both the vilification and the celebration of recreational drugs has had incredible impact on our collective culture. This 8 hour mini-series will explore the strange revelations of the profit machine of the drug business, and the impact of the longest "war" in our nation's history on our lives.

America's War on Drugs is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on June 18, 2017.

Where do I stream America's War on Drugs online? America's War on Drugs is available for streaming on History, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch America's War on Drugs on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Hoopla, iTunes, Tubi TV online.

1 Season, 4 Episodes
June 18, 2017
Crime, Documentary & Biography, Drama
Cast: Richard Stratton, Ty Hurley, Celerino Castillo III, Christopher Glover
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America's War on Drugs Full Episode Guide

  • The intertwining of the War on Drugs and the War on Terror transforms Afghanistan into a narco-state; American intervention helps give rise to El Chapo and the super cartels; the pharmaceutical industry becomes a supplier of addictive substances.

  • The Clinton administration's support of NAFTA inadvertently opens the door to Mexican cartels; a crackdown on violence leads to mass incarceration; a celebrity's sister becomes a med lord; powerful cartels begin a war for dominance.

  • Cocaine gives rise to cartels; CIA shadow wars contribute to the first nacro-state; crack floods into the United States as an unintended consequence of the fight against communism; a former DEA agent discusses U.S. culpability in the cocaine trade.

  • Gangsters, gurus, warlords, spies, street gangs, and politicians vie for control of a black market for narcotics; stories of secret assassination attempts, LSD experiments and covert support of heroin traffickers in the lead up to the War on Drugs.