Dr Oliver Sacks: What I Learned from Hallucinogens

Dr. Oliver Sacks talks about how hallucinogenic drugs helped him empathize with his patients. Subscribe to our free newsletter! at www.oliversacks.com

HALLUCINATIONS, Dr. Sacks's new book, will be published November 2012. Pre-order it now!

Self Portraits on Drugs

After experiencing drastic changes in my environment, I looked for other experiences that might profoundly affect my perception of the self. So I devised another experiment where everyday I took a different drug and drew myself under the influence. Within weeks I became lethargic and suffered mild brain damage. I am still conducting this experiment but over greater lapses of time. I only take drugs that are given to me.

- Bryan Lewis Saunders

Lemmy the Lurch: Drugs

Interview from Norwegian TV. Lemmy speaks his mind as he often do about the sam e old same old I guess!! Bets He Like It. Respect Lemmy-Boy.

Effects of Russian Drug Krokodil

*Shocking Content*
Similar to methamphetamine, Krokodil is also made from derivatives of common over the counter cold medicine. The drug is easily made from codeine, iodine and red phosphorus. However strange as it sounds, methamphetamine is by comparison a cleaner drug. Krokodil is made highly impure and contaminated with various toxic and corrosive byproducts. It gets the name "Krokodil" by the scales that appear in the skin of the users. When a user misses his or her vein they inject the toxins directly into the flesh where it kills the tissue causing open lesions in the skin. Repeated use causes bacteria in the flesh to eat the tissue of the bone. So this drug can literally eat it's users to death.

Through a Blue Lens

Constable Al Arsenault shows a slide of a wide-eyed 18-year-old girl taken outside a bar in downtown Vancouver. 'Does she look like a drug addict?' he asks a class of high-school students.

When they answer no, the officer shows them the next slide of the same girl, Shannon, six months later. Her face is bruised and covered in festering sores. 'She's on the needle. She didn't know she had an 'addictive personality'. She does now.' The students express their shock and disbelief.

Arsenault, along with six other policemen, began video-documenting the people on their beat to create a powerful educational tool to help prevent drug use among young people. This unique group of officers, who formed a non-profit group dubbed the Odd Squad, resulted in an unusual relationship between the police and addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Through a Blue Lens tells this moving and compassionate story. In this documentary, addicts talk openly about how they got to the streets. Through their participation in this video, they want to stop others from joining their nightmare.

Ice Age: Crystal Meth Addicts

Its cheap, highly addictive and ultra-powerful. "Ice", or crystal methamphetamine, is now more popular than heroin. It plays havoc with the minds and the bodies of addicts, filling emergency wards with dangerous, psychotic patients. But little is known about the long term effects of the drug or even how to treat the addiction. And health services are not prepared for the chaos ice has just started to unleash. This documentary reports on the hidden epidemic.

Little Britain: Grandma and Connor

Meet Grandma and Connor, the stars of HBO's new comedy series Little Britain USA. Premieres Sunday, September 28, 10:30PM. For more, log onto HBO.com

Meth Epidemic: The New Moonshine

The period of alcohol prohibition in the 1920's saw the rise of Moonshine, a homemade brew that, while very dangerous, would give drinkers the buzz they were looking for. Nearly a century later, we in America are facing a national epidemic of methamphetamine use. Better known as crystal meth, speed, or tweek; it is a synthetic drugs that can be cooked up anywhere with items purchased at a grocery store. Has drug prohibition created a black market for cheaper, more dangerous, and easier to acquire substances?

This is a clip from American Drug War:


Freeway Ricky Ross: Crack vs. Meth

The real Rick Ross talks to filmmaker Kevin Booth about the difference between the effect of crack cocaine versus methamphetamine (speed) on the community. This clip is from a series of interviews conducted by telephone with Freeway Rick in Texarkana F.C.I. for the production of AMERICAN DRUG WAR: the last white hope.



Nat. Geo.: World's Most Dangerous Drug

National Geographic Explorer episode narrated by Lisa Ling, as she looks into the drug methamphetamine and its effect on people both physically and mentally. RT 51:17. Some shockingly graphic scenes, as one might imagine.