Drugs Map of Britain - 1. Wolverhampton: Getting Off Mamba - documentary

Drugs Map of Britain - 1. Wolverhampton: Getting Off Mamba
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WARNING – Contains mamba heads. 


Drugs Map of Britain episode 1. A new series produced by the BBC giving a hard hitting new look at the drugs scene in great Britain. In this documentary we visit the people who are getting high on the legal high “Mamba”, a drug that many people describe to be a synthetic marijuana yet the chemical structure is often not fully explored because the manufacturers (more often than not in China) consistently modify the drugs chemical markup to ensure it says as a “legal high”. As a result there are an untold number of different brands such as “black mamba” each with their own potentially life threatening effects. Reported effects of the drug can be anything from memory loss, paranoia, hyperactivity, heart palpitations and many more. 


Drugs Map of Britain documentary film makers head over to Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands to meet with 27 year old Liam over three months in his battle to quit the synthetic cannabinoid “Black Mamba”. By the End of April the government have planned to completely outlaw synthetic drugs so hopefully there use will cease to exist on the streets of Britain. 

Crime, Drugs, Society

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This documentary to me was a real eye opener when it comes to drugs and what he says is completely true! It's crazy how a synthetic drug with so many harmful chemicals in which we have no clue what chemicals they are can be legalized and the likes of heroin and crack are all illegal yet these drugs are less addictive and you can get treatment if you are a heavy user!!!

In my eyes I see all these legal highs as class a drugs and to my knowledge they have cracked down on these now and made them illegal. The things is though with these synthetic drugs being illegal it does not mean that you will not be able to buy them, it just means they will be more costly due to the risks of imprisonment and so on.

The guy which you see in the picture I actually felt sorry for he's had such a hard life and he's done heroin ect but he just can not get off smoking black mamba as it is so addictive but yet he advises you throughout the documentary to basically stay away from it due to it ruining lives and he's not wrong, he's living the homeless life on the streets with the same day to day struggles.

He describes it to be a very strong high and it almost acts as an antidepressant in a sense as it allows him to forget the life he's living and just be in a world of his own basically but you have to give it him as you will see in the documentary he really is trying to change his life around and be a great father to his kids.

There is one particular person though I want to talk about which you will see further into the film and he is only 19 or 20 years old if I remember rightly and he has a dog with him, this touched me because you know he is at such a young age and at the stage of his life where he should be entering full time employment and look at settling down ect but he has been through a lot and his past I guess he just wants to forget about. it shows you how he lives and what he lives in and to be honest it is not very pleasant and it really does make you value life more and appreciate the things you have got.

But yeah from the whole jist of things these synthetic drugs are definitely a big no no and I will certainly not be trying it out. If you are into your drugs then this will be right up your street.

Reviewed on April 29, 2016

veronica rated

This is rather an eye opener story that relates to drugs. I feel sorry that the effects has gone this bad, he should have taken care of his body. Well, this is very informative. Thanks!

Reviewed on February 10, 2017


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