Drugs documentaries

The Rise of Fentanyl

The Rise of Fentanyl: More than two years ago BBC News made a report on the growing problem of opioid addiction in the United States.   Today, an American under the age of 50 is more likely to die from a drug overdose than anything else. The illegal production of Fentanyl, an opioid used[...]

Gordon on Cocaine

Drugs Presenter Gordon Ramsay 2017 Unrated

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay travels around the world, to tell the truth about the global cocaine trade, from the jungles of Cambodia to the streets of Britain. Britain has the largest use of the drug in Europe, which has affected the lives of thousands of people including Gordan personally.

Hometown: A Portrait of the American Opioid Epidemic

DrugsSociety Presenter Brandon Lavoie 2018 Unrated

Hometown is a 2018 documentary by filmmaker Brandon Lavoie that takes an intimate look at America's current opioid epidemic. Seen through the eyes of a mother and the lens of a small town.

Newcastle: Super Strength Ecstasy

CrimeDrugsSociety Presenter 2016 Unrated

Newcastle: Super-strength Ecstasy is an episode of the 2016 BBC Three series Drugs Map of Britain, it explores the new generation of ecstasy users and focuses on a group of students in Newcastle who take the drug. The students were all born in the 1990’s and refer to themselves as The Children[...]

Dying For Weed

Drugs Presenter 2016 Unrated

Marijuana has been legalised for medical use in 50 American states, but in the United Kingdom the drug remains completely illegal and that doesn’t look like changing anytime soon and the UK government have decided that marijuana has no therapeutic value. That doesn’t stop people from sel[...]

Cocaine Cowboys 2

CrimeDrugs Presenter Billy Corben 2008 Unrated

Cocaine Cowboys 2 is, as the title suggests, the 2008 sequel to the critically acclaimed 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys. If you haven’t watched the first documentary then you really should, and it is probably necessary to watch it first due to the background that it gives on the activities o[...]

The Life of Junkie Junior

Drugs Presenter 1987 Unrated

The Life of Junkie Junior is a cult 1987 documentary which follows the daily routine of 29-year-old heroin addict Junior Rios as he endeavours to sustain his $200 habit through any means possible. Rios lives in the South Bronx, an area which at the time was experiencing a huge crack and heroin epide[...]

Drugs Inc: Alaska Heroin Rush

CrimeDrugs Presenter 2012 Unrated

Drugs, Inc. is an ongoing documentary series which runs on the National Geographic channel, it explores global narcotics production and trafficking and features interviews with drug dealers, smugglers, recreational drug users, drug addicts, and law enforcement officers. The series started in 2010 an[...]

Stoned in Suburbia

Drugs Presenter Caroline Coon 2005 Unrated

Stoned in Suburbia has been labelled as a ‘social history film’ by the filmmakers, charting the shift in social perception of Marijuana in the UK. It is actually a light-hearted, and at times hilarious, look at the consumption of the drug in the UK and the laws that govern it.  [...]

How to Make Money Selling Drugs

The 2012 How to Make Money Selling Drugs documentary by American filmmaker and activist Matthew Cooke shows ten easy steps to making lots of money from illegal narcotics.   The documentary features a number of prominent people including, Wood Harrelson, 50 Cent and Marshall Mathers as wel[...]

Love and Drugs on the Street: Girls Sleeping Rough

SocietyDrugsCrime Presenter 2017 Unrated

Love and Drugs on the Street: Girls Sleeping Rough, a 9-part documentary series looking into the lives of young women who lead a life on the streets of Brighton, England.   In the film, we see how these women, often mothers, cope with homeless life and in some cases struggle with drug add[...]

Russell Brand: From Addiction To Recovery

BiographyDrugs Presenter Russell Brand 2012 Unrated

British comedian Russell Brand is one of the most well-known celebrities to have survived a life-threatening heroin addiction.   This deeply personal documentary tells the story of Russell's addiction to recovery, how he managed to get clean, stay clean and turn his life completely ar[...]

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, a debut documentary by Canadian filmmaker Brett Harvey about the growth, sale and trafficking of Cannabis.   The film primarily focuses on the illegal trade between British Columbia and the United States. The money to be made from shipping Cann[...]

The City Addicted to Crystal Meth

Drugs Presenter Louis Theroux 2009 Unrated

World-renowned British documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux travels to the city of Fresno, California, also known as the "The City Addicted to Crystal Meth" because it has the highest number of Meth addicts in the US.   Those of you have heard of crystal meth will know it is a de[...]