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One of the most talked about social documentaries being aired is Drugs, Inc., which depicts the real life impact of illicit drug use across the globe. From Methamphetamine, to Cocaine, just about every drug that has hit the streets with negative complications is being addressed by this series. Not only are legal aspects being mentioned, but the real life stories of those that have been influenced by these drugs in their daily routines. Even synthetic drugs, such as Ecstasy, have been the focal point of Drugs, Inc. Never before has such a view into the ways that these drugs are changing society been portrayed on the television screen.

Although there are some materials parents may not want viewed by younger children, this series is an excellent teaching tool for teenagers in the way of preventative precautions. Drugs, Inc. shows viewers of the dangers of habitual use, and even the occasional recreational usage of said drugs in each episode of the series. Starting form a historical standpoint, each episode tells the story of how these drugs became popular, and why real life users became attracted to them. In addition, the state and national laws banning said drugs is also discussed in full, addressing ethical debates on the matters as well. The stories of those that have fell victim to addiction is also told in great detail, with interviews and stories of their lives being filmed and worked into the structure of the episodes.

For those that have always had an interest in the appeal of illicit drug usage with the purpose of understanding, Drugs, Inc. tells the story like no other does. If gaining a bit of insight into the behind the scenes lives of the addicted distracts would be users from falling into the same traps as those depicted on the screen, Drugs, Inc. has accomplished their goal. Since there is a great deal of adult subject matter , parents are cautioned to use their better judgment as to which age range is appropriate for their children to possibly view the material being showcased in great detail.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
8 Seasons, 81 Episodes
July 11, 2010
Cast: Mike Secher
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Drugs, Inc. Full Episode Guide

  • Investigation how sex workers become caught in the illegal drug trade.

  • The drugs that make it from international and rural areas to the hardened city streets have to pass through a plethora of gambits and decoys to be profitable. Cartel Games gives first hand accounts of the strategy behind the moves made, from pawns to kingpins, in the drug battle we call Drugs, Inc.

  • In Vancouver, a suburban gang war and heavy police presence forces dealers and their customers to move elsewhere. But the cops are in hot pursuit.

  • Thai officials combat an addiction epidemic as popularity of meth pill Yaba increases exponentially. Dealers continue to find ways to dodge the authorities and keep profits rolling in.

  • Marijuana use is rampant amongst the student population in Boston and, with National Weed day around the corner, dealers and students can't wait for it.

  • Meet the network of traffickers, runners and smugglers delivering meth to the masses in Austin. At the Tex-Mex border, officials do everything they can to cut off supply.

  • A cheap, dangerous high, crystal meth is popular in Australia, and biker gangs control the industry.

  • For the first time ever, DRUGS, INC. heads to Ghana and Nigeria to follow the supply of cocaine from Peru on a new trafficking route to Europe. West Africa is one of the world's most unstable regions. Its porous borders allow free movement of goods and people - making the region a drug trafficker's dream. South American suppliers send over 50 tons of cocaine to West Africa every year. But the law busts less than 1%.

  • Examining how inmates continue to sell drugs while in prison.

  • Examining the rise in demand for narcotics during Mardi Gras, spring break, Fourth of July and New Year's.

  • Every 5 days, someone in Staten Island overdoses, fueled by an opiate storm hitting the island.

  • Pittsburgh cops are cracking down on the heroin trade and the market is in turmoil.

  • Gangs in the Dominican Republic have become key players in the transhipment of cocaine. With unprecedented access to a cartel boss' network of traffickers, mules, and dealers, and the customs officers dedicated to stopping them, an entity known as New York's 'Dominican cocaine connection' exposes every level of the DR supply chain to America, giving us rare access to the ruthless, secretive, and highly organized Dominican drug underworld.

  • Two jails: one in California, the other in New Jersey. Both states have among the toughest drug policies in the United States. But still drugs find their way in. In Cali, crystal meth is the jail drug du jour, while in Jersey a deadlier drug rules: heroin. Two different drugs, two different kingpins, two different jails. It's officers versus inmates in a battle for ultimate control.

  • Among the thousands of U.S. students who head to Cancun, Mexico, for spring break, some have one thing on their minds: to get wasted. Two cartels control the tourist drug trade, but independent dealers are trying to poach their turf at Every year, Spring Breakers flock to Cancun, unaware of the drug cartels' violent grip on the city.

  • Drugs, Inc. delves inside the Los Angeles porn industry. The porn industry and drugs have a reputation for going hand in hand. But after HIV scares, porn sets are under more scrutiny than ever, and it's changing the way drugs on set are tolerated. This show features Ron Jeremy, Kacey Jordan (who survived Charlie Sheen's meltdown), meth addict Amanda Blow, and the former "world's hottest porn star" Brittni Ruiz.

  • A look at the connection to the hip-hop industry, including wannabe rappers who use drug-dealing profits to pay for studio time.

  • A new generation of brokers and traders are using a drug that keeps them performing at work.

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Drugs, Inc. Video Clips & Extras

Drugs, Inc. - Drugs in the LA Party Scene Clip (01:40) Drugs, Inc. - MDMA Therapy Clip (02:45)