Drugs Documentaries

Detox or Die

By 2003, filmmaker David Graham Scott had been addicted to heroin and opiates for 20 years. To free himself of this lifetime of addiction, he decides to try a ‘quick fix’ and take the unlicensed drug, Ibogaine, that had been known to set users free from their addictions after enduring 36 hours of horrendous hallucinations.

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American Addict

This film, based on the book American Addict by Gregory A. Smith, explores the reasons why the United States can represent only 5% of the world’s population and still be the country that consumes the most legal drugs.

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Iboga Nights

In the mid 80s, David Graham Scott started experimenting with film and with drugs. His experiments led him to become an addict with an aimless hollow existence.

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Hallucinogen Honey Hunters

This interesting film takes place in the heart of Nepal where there is an unusual tribe of honey hunters called Gurung.

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The Hidden Enemy

Inside Psychiatry's Covert Agenda

In spite of the fact that military personnel have access to receiving psychiatric drugs that are allegedly designed to help, there is an average of 23 suicides per day among soldiers in active duty and veterans.

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Sex, Slavery, and Drugs in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries on earth with widespread poverty and inequality. In Bangladesh prostitution is legal but completely unregulated.

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VICE on HBO: Season 1

VICE is a documentary TV series that travels the world to uncover some of the most intriguing, often controversial, topics that often go uncovered by the mainstream media.

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TV Junkie

Making Real Life Isn't Easy

Rick Kirkham was born in Oklahoma City in 1958, into what seemed to be the perfect family. In fact, life was good right up until Rick’s dad went to do three tours in Vietnam.

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Cafe Chavalos

Overcoming the Streets

Chavalos is a term used to refer to the children marred by drug addiction and crime who roam the streets of Granada, the oldest city in Nicaragua.

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American Drug War

The Last White Hope

The War on Drugs initiative which began sometime in the early 1970s, has since become one of the most costly and dangerous political policies of the American system.

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Hofmann’s Potion

The Pioneers of LSD

In the late 1930s, while the world was being ravaged by war, a Swiss chemist by the name of Albert Hofmann developed a substance that had a huge impact on the way science viewed the human mind.

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Meth

Meth is an amine derivative of amphetamine used in the form of its crystalline hydrochloride to stimulate the Central Nervous System.

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American Juggalo

The Insane Clown Posse are an American Hip-Hop duo from Detroit, Michigan, and perform as their alter egos known as Wicked Clowns.

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Favela Rising

Of Rio de Janeiro’s over 300 favelas, or slums, the Vigario Geral favela is considered to be one of the most dangerous of them all.

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Kings of Cannabis

Since 1995, Arjan Roskam and his head breeder, Franco Loja, have been producing some of the most well-known strains of marijuana out of their sophisticated lab in Amsterdam.

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The Future of Weed

In May of 2013 Colorado became the first state in the United States to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Motherboard headed to Colorado after the state’s legalization of marijuana.

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Amateur Armstrongs

Lance Armstrong is a cheater. When he came clean, he blew the lid, once and for all, on a dirty little secret: sports doping.

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Flipping The World – Drugs Through a Blue Lens

You might have seen Randy rolling on the sidewalk and drooling. The stench of his body might have caused you to cross the street.

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Going Undercover as a Mexican Drug Lord

In this documentary, former undercover DEA agent Celerino Castillo III shares how he helped train death squads, participated in search and destroy missions, and blew up cocaine labs.

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Selling Weed Legally

Medical marijuana is legal on a state level in 17 states, yet illegal federally. Join journalists as they explore Otherside Farms in Irvine.

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ALARMA!

Documenting Mexico's Most Violent Crimes

There is a cop killed almost everyday in Mexico City: one of the largest and most violent cities in the world.

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World’s Scariest Drug

VICE is back! World’s Scaries Drug finds Ryan Duffy taking us to Colombia and to see a mighty drug called Scopalamine, also known as “The Devil’s Breath.” See why!

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Stepping Into The Fire

Stepping Into the Fire is the cinematic release that reaches into the ash of the bare bones of existence and asks the question “is humanity born to die, or is humanity born to live?” The film follows the true story of three successful individuals brought together by an ancestral medicine from South America that has become legendary for its miraculous and profound effects.

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Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis

Clearing the Smoke reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy, cancer, and many other illnesses both mental and physical.

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