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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 3 days ago
A police corruption scandal and a $58 million budget deficit rock Oakland, Calif.
aired 3 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 3 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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
In Columbus, Ohio, the purity of heroin is on the rise and it's more deadly than ever before and local paramedics are fighting to save the lives of struggling addicts.
aired 7 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 10 days ago
Thai police fight an addiction epidemic as popularity of meth-based pill Yaba spins out of control.
aired 11 days ago
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 17 days ago
Brokers and traders on Wall Street turn to a drug that keeps them performing at work; police are coming down hard on a drug that is quickly turning into an epidemic.
aired 17 days ago
Molly, Ecstasy rebranded as pure MDMA, is exploding in popularity while new-wave dealers try to distribute an alternative.
aired 18 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 18 days ago
An increased police presence means fewer drugs in Washington, D.C., but PCP remains in the southeast.
aired 21 days ago
The Boston student population and drug dealers alike get ready for National Weed Day.
airs in 10 days
Authorities struggle to cope with an estimated 60,000 people addicted to heroin in Baltimore, Md.
aired 28 days ago
Methamphetamine claims thousands of lives each year in the United States; why meth is so addictive and deadly.
aired 35 days ago
Heroin is deadly, but new drugs such as krokodil and fentanyl may be even worse.
aired 35 days ago
Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, are home to some of the purest heroin anywhere in the United States.
aired 42 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 42 days ago
Millions of college students descend onto the beaches of Florida for a month of drinking, drugs and 24-hour raving.
airs today
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 49 days ago
Cocaine claims thousands of lives in the United States each year.

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