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Loewenstein, Antony

Summary: Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won't go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smoke explains why. The war on drugs has been official American policy since the 1970s, with the UK, Europe, and much of the world following suit. It is at best a failed policy, according to bestselling author Antony Loewenstein. Its direct results have...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribe Publications 2019

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Bruen, Ken

Summary: Ruined and on the lam, former drug kingpin Max Fisher stumbles upon the biggest discovery of his crooked life: a designer drug called PIMP that could put him back on top. Meanwhile, a certain femme fatale from his past is producing a film based on her and Max's life story.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Titan Books 2016

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Spanning the realms of science, law enforcement, and drug addiction, this program exposes a hazard that is spreading through cities and crossing international borders: methamphetamines. Viewers meet meth users with ruined lives, ride along with cops as they raid meth labs, and discover the brain science behind the drug's potent rush. Graphics vividly portray the chemical warfare raging within...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Although marijuana is often considered a "soft" drug, recent studies suggest that it is anything but safe-especially for young people. This program examines cannabis in the same context as harder drugs and reveals the devastating consequences of becoming addicted in childhood or adolescence. Stories from teenagers and young adults provide an unflinching look at how a user gets hooked and grows...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: How addictive is cannabis? Does it lead to harder drug use, or is it an underappreciated herbal medicine? Can it cause mental illness? This program explores the science and the public debate surrounding the world's favorite illegal drug. Tracing the birthplace of the humble plant to Kazakhstan in Central Asia, addiction specialist Dr. John Marsden guides viewers through several topics and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Many experts consider methamphetamine, also called crank or crystal meth, a greater drug problem than cocaine and heroin combined. Meth leaves tragedy after tragedy in its wake-addiction, crime, burn victims, neglected children, and toxic materials. This program measures meth's shocking impact on one Tennessee town. It examines the phenomenon of ever-widening abuse of the drug, the legislation...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: It leads to bad breath, yellow teeth, and black lungs-so why is smoking such a popular pastime? What enables the tobacco companies to snare young consumers so effectively? How do advertising, Hollywood imagery, and peer pressure fit into the equation? This program explores the cold, hard facts about cigarette smoking, including legal issues surrounding it and the impact it can have on both...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Aimed at young people as well as teachers, counselors, and parents, this program explores the threat of party drugs in a nonjudgmental way, encouraging young people to make responsible choices. It looks at a range of popular party drugs-including alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy, amphetamines, and LSD-and contrasts their medical applications with their typical recreational uses and abuses. Young...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Drink spiking has become a social and health problem of alarming proportions. This program explains what drink spiking is and helps students recognize situations that may increase vulnerability to drink spiking and date rape. Highlighting the growing prevalence of the crime, the video uses case studies to illustrate when and where the offense is likely to occur and profiles the type of people...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: A rising number of American children under the age of 18 are experimenting with methamphetamines. In Montana, meth addiction has become the No. 1 drug problem. This ABC News program reports on the Montana Meth Project, an organization undertaking an aggressive plan to "unsell" meth-with an ad campaign designed to frighten Montana's youth into avoiding the drug. Highlighting the campaign's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Iowa has corn. Kansas has wheat. The preferred crop in northern California, however, will never be a Wall Street commodity. This CNBC Original documentary examines the pot industry of Mendocino County, which forms part of the so-called Emerald Triangle-the cannabis capital of the U.S. Sizing up the financial clout of pot-farming (both legal and criminal) as potentially two-thirds of the local...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Faced with complex regimens of medication and diminished tolerances for alcohol, many elderly Americans run the risk of falling into the trap of substance abuse. In this program from The Doctor Is In, senior citizens discuss how they deal with these challenges, while Dr. James Campbell, director of the geriatric center at MetroHealth Medical Center, and Carol Colleran Egan, director of older...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The experts in this eye-opening program don't have PhDs or high-paid teaching positions, but they know firsthand-and express in vivid language-the overpowering highs and punishing lows of crack cocaine addiction. Exploring the crumbling streets of inner-city Newburgh, NY, the program lets streetwise experience speak for itself, compiling a collection of tragic yet faintly hopeful personal...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In this gritty program, filmed cinema verite-style, five small-time African-American dealers living in Baltimore openly talk about "slingin' drugs" in the uncensored language of the streets. Clips of drug use, violence, and arrests interspersed with onscreen statistics provide contexts for interviewer questions about life and death in Mobtown's drug culture. Will these young men end up in a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: New findings indicate that some of the most addictive and dangerous drugs are legal ones. This program looks at the pros and cons of the current drug classification system, shedding new light on the physiological and neurological effects of various substances. With the help of London's Institute of Psychiatry and other leading addiction research organizations, the program assesses the risks of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Once confined to the inner city, heroin addiction is on the rise in suburban and rural communities. This ABC News program shows how a growing number of teens and young adults are getting hooked on heroin through gateway drugs like OxyContin. After a suburban father describes the prescription drug habit and heroin overdose that took his daughter's life, a young mother in rural Ohio explains how...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Both the painkilling and pleasurable effects of opium have been known in ancient cultures around the world for millennia. The narcotic arrived in the U.S. with the first Chinese immigrants, but it wasn't until the invention of the hypodermic syringe during the Civil War that opiates infiltrated American society in the same dual role. This program looks at the history of opium's use and misuse,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: The lure of gambling is the belief that a little money, well placed, will surely bring a significant return-although the belief rarely coincides with reality. This program examines gambling both as a harmless social activity and as an addiction. How some people allow gambling to consume their lives, and why they do it, is discussed by a treatment expert and a compulsive gambler. The effect of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The vast majority of drug addicts are not criminals; tobacco and alcohol, both perfectly legal in most societies, are used and abused in staggering abundance. This program details the ways smoking and drinking chemically take hold of the brain. Explaining the many reasons-besides nicotine-for tobacco's stealthy effects, the program describes the existence of thousands of other addictive...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: For decades, heavy marijuana use has been linked to impaired judgment and mental ability. This program explores new research into another link-this time between marijuana and mental illnesses, specifically schizophrenia and paranoid psychosis. Citing a wealth of clinical evidence and observations by neurologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, the program delves into the frightening effects...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Arrested for allegedly lewd conduct in a park, a man commits suicide after his name and photo are published in the newspaper. The Chippendales, a burlesque entertainment troupe, is taken to jail when some members are charged with having made suggestive pelvic movements during a show. A store that sells sex toys is now barred from offering its merchandise unless customers sign a waiver that they...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Award-winning director Lance Tracy balances serious science with tongue-in-cheek humor to create a documentary scrutinizing the scope and effects of pornography that is informative, compelling, and unsettling. Constructing an experiment to identify attitudinal and behavioral changes that manifest as a result of viewing porn—a study in the manner of the Annenberg School of Communications and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: At San Ysidro, 45,000 vehicles per day enter the U.S. from Mexico. This ABC News program focuses on the high-stakes struggle between smugglers and customs officials as each group tries to outwit the other. Rudy Camacho, southwest border coordinator for the U.S. Customs Service and actor in the movie Traffic, spells out the details of interdicting the drug flow while a former drug trafficker...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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