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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

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In Memphis, drug habits are changing. Addicts are switching to heroin as supplies of cocaine dry up.
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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.
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A potent strain of marijuana, California Sour Diesel, is helping fuel a drug underworld that stretches from coast to coast.
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The Fourth of July is one of the bloodiest nights of the year and the demand for drugs booms in Chicago, Ill.
aired 9 days ago
The Sinaloa Cartel exploits the American drug demand with Mexican super meth, a stronger and more addictive form of crystal meth.
aired 9 days ago
Molly, Ecstasy rebranded as pure MDMA, is exploding in popularity while new-wave dealers try to distribute an alternative.
aired 9 days ago
Thai police fight an addiction epidemic as popularity of meth-based pill Yaba spins out of control.
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The drug of choice in Silicon Valley is cocaine, but a cop crackdown is pushing dealers and their programmer clients to meth.
aired 10 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.
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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.
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An increased police presence means fewer drugs in Washington, D.C., but PCP remains in the southeast.
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The Boston student population and drug dealers alike get ready for National Weed Day.
aired 16 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 16 days ago
Dealers fight for center stage during festival time in Austin, Texas.
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Heroin on Staten Island reaches epidemic proportions as dealers from New Jersey take advantage of a crackdown on prescription pills that leaves teenagers desperate for a soporific high.
aired 23 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 23 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 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 27 days ago
Outlaw bikers fight cops and Chinese Triads to keep control of the crystal meth trade.
aired 30 days ago
Suburban gang war, In Vancouver, drives some dealers and their customers to move downtown.
aired 30 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.

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