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How does the drug trade work? Can it be stopped or should it be regulated? And what are the personal costs? Those are just some of the questions asked in this series, a comprehensive look at society's most abused drugs: cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana. First-person perspectives from traffickers, dealers, users, law enforcement and medical professionals detail how the drugs are processed and moved onto the streets, and the effects they have on the human body. It's a raw, eye-opening documentary about a billion-dollar industry.

Latest episodes

aired 5 days ago
Millions of college students descend onto the beaches of Florida for a month of drinking, drugs and 24-hour raving.
airs in 2 days
More than 4 million regular users of cocaine in the United States make it worth more than gold; from a Peruvian farm crop to a product of the Sinaloa Cartel; a celebrity dealer who supplies the red carpet; a hot pursuit of drug planes.
aired 25 days ago
Enterprising inmates in two jails with tough drug policies, one in Calif. and the other in N.J., still find ways to get drugs inside.
aired 26 days ago
As tourists flood New Orleans, so do drug dealers eager to make a profit; in a fierce competition one dealer becomes a target when he sells fake drugs.
aired 26 days ago
The southwest border of the U.S. is the main gateway for illegal drugs, and Texas, is often the first port of call for the Mexican cartel drug trade.
aired 26 days ago
Cocaine is Europe-bound and which means a white-knuckle ride along the Amazon, to the docks of Ghana and Nigeria and all the way to Amsterdam.
aired 32 days ago
The relationship between the million-dollar hip-hop industry and the billion-dollar drug industry; rappers in Calif. use drug money to pay for their studio time.
aired 33 days ago
Heroin on Staten Island is reaching epidemic proportions as dealers from New Jersey take advantage of a crackdown on prescription pills that's leaving teenagers desperate for a soporific high.
aired 33 days ago
The drug of choice in Silicon Valley is cocaine, but a cop crackdown is pushing dealers and their programmer clients to meth.
aired 33 days ago
Molly, Ecstasy rebranded as pure MDMA, is exploding in popularity while new-wave dealers try to distribute an alternative.
aired 33 days ago
A journey through the daily lives of drug crews in New York, Atlanta and Portland.
aired 39 days ago
An inside view of drug gangs capitalizing on the biggest party of the year.
aired 40 days ago
Heroin users in America began showing symptoms associated with Krokodil, a home-cooked opiate, including raw lesions, decaying skin and grotesque sores.
airs in 12 days
Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, are home to some of the purest heroin anywhere in the United States.
aired 40 days ago
Gangs in the Dominican Republic have become key players in the shipment of cocaine as the route increases in preference to the land route across the Mexican border.
aired 40 days ago
A police corruption scandal and a $58 million budget deficit rock Oakland, Calif.
aired 40 days ago
Salt Lake City is one of the safest cities in the U.S. behind its idyllic veneer, it's in the grips of a drug epidemic.
airs in 9 days
The Dominican drug networks, tied to the Mexican cartel, are distributing narcotics in Boston and using Puerto Rican dealers as their middlemen to flood the city with heroin.
aired 51 days ago
Molly, formerly marketed in pill form as Ecstasy, is exploding in popularity across the United States.
aired 51 days ago
Delving into the Los Angeles porn industry, where a reputation for illegal drugs is under more scrutiny than ever after a number of HIV scares are changing the toleration of narcotics on set.
aired 51 days ago
The Fourth of July is one of the bloodiest nights of the year and the demand for drugs booms in Chicago, Ill.

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