8 Documentaries About Substance Abuse on Netflix

16 Jun 8 Documentaries About Substance Abuse on Netflix

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Whether you’re in the mood for a light family comedy or a hard-hitting documentary on important topics, such as substance abuse, Netflix has you covered. If you are looking for the latter, here are eight documentaries about the drug trade, the effects of drugs, and stories of recovery.

8 Documentaries About Substance Abuse on Netflix

By Teen Rehab

[Netflix](http://www.netflix.com/) is an excellent resource for documentaries to educate yourself and your teen on matters of substance abuse. Here are eight worth checking out. 

  • 1. Drugs Inc.

    By Teen Rehab

    [This National Geographic documentary series](http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/drugs-inc/) follows the supply chain of the illicit drug trade, tracing its production, export, sale and consumption. 

  • 2. The Culture High

    By Teen Rehab

    [This documentary](http://www.theculturehigh.com/) looks at the arguments and agendas of both those who support and those who oppose the legalization of marijuana. 

  • 3. World's Most Dangerous Drug

    By Teen Rehab

    [This National Geographic documentary](http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/explorer/videos/worlds-most-dangerous-drug/) looks at cheap and highly addictive meth, which is sometimes referred to as the world's most destructive drug. Its power and consequences are put into international perspective. 

  • 4. Cash Crop

    By Teen Rehab

    [This feature-length documentary](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1734416/) is an epic West Coast adventure that explores the ins and outs of America's largest cash crop: marijuana. 

  • 5. Prohibition

    By Teen Rehab

    [This PBS documentary ](http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/)traces the passage of the 18th Amendment, the social and legal effects of prohibiting alcohol, and the repeal of Prohibition. 

  • 6. The Anonymous People

    By Teen Rehab

    [In this documentary](http://manyfaces1voice.org/), people from all walks of life come clean with their own stories about the shame and secrecy of recovery from addictions to alcohol and drugs. 

  • 7. Cocaine Cowboys

    By Teen Rehab

    [This documentary](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380268/) explores the many dimensions of Miami's cocaine-trafficking boom of the 1980s, as told by the smugglers and cops who were there at the time. 

  • 8. Heroin Town

    By Teen Rehab

    [This documentary by filmmaker Josh Goldbloom](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439606/) looks at a "60 Minutes" report that demonizes a hotel populated by heroin users, and instead finds a much more complex story. 

 

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