Keep reading about the best vice drug documentaries on netflix. the drugs have always been a fascinating topic for filmmakers. It can be covered from multiple aspects, from production, distribution, and use to their legal status of drugs. That is just not the case with other vices. Smoking and drinking obviously are not topics hot enough for the filmmakers, probably due to cigarettes and alcohol being legal. Aren’t the illegal things always more interesting, at least at first? It is a very interesting topic and now Insider Monkey has published an article about it.
While you will occasionally stumble on a documentary that will tell you everything you need to know about heroin or cocaine, you are more likely to find a documentary talking about the War on Drugs or attempts to legalize marijuana. It has been like this since 1971 when the government of the United States began with the campaign to keep the streets of the country free from drugs. As you will see from many of these documentaries, the United States miserably failed in their efforts. The War on Drugs campaign turned out to be most expensive and longest war that the country participated in. It is estimated that the country spends around $50 billion annually on the campaign.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three items from their list for now. The first one is Prescription Thugs. Just because something is legal, it doesn’t make it less dangerous. Prescription drugs have become an alarming issue in the United States and quite frankly, all over the world. In this documentary, director Chris Bell decides to investigate how serious is the problem in the United States regarding the addiction to prescription drugs. The documentary also focuses on the role of pharmaceutical companies and medical experts in creating the problem. The second documentary on Netflix is Cocaine. This three-episode documentary mini-series will reveal you everything you wanted to know about the favorite drug of celebrities, cocaine. It explores the production of cocaine, its use, distribution, and control.
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