In my house, Netflix is our source of watching TV shows or movies; we don’t even have cable TV because Netflix is so much cheaper. Since I really love watching Netflix TV and movies, I thought of a list of the 10 Best Addiction Documentaries on Netflix that other people can enjoy.
1.) American Addict
The United States’ desire for prescription drugs is the concentration of this sober documentary, which objects to shine light on a national health predicament. Americans symbolize just 5 percent of the world population but ingest 80 percent of its pharmaceutical drugs.
This Documentary is about a filmmaker, Zhou Hao, observing the complex connection between two drug addicts who convert into dealers over the progression of three years. Filmed in the city of Guangzhou, the movie offers a uncommon look into China’s unfamiliar heroin subculture.
3.) National Geographic: World’s Most Dangerous Drug
National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling shows why the low-cost, potent and extremely addictive, drug known as meth (or methamphetamine) has been called the world’s most dangerous drug. She charts meth’s impact on America and across the world. Ling travels the earth speaking to those who’ve been affected by the powerful pharmaceutical and inspecting its disturbing power.
4.) Super High Me
Interested in finding out the true effects of cannabis on the human body? The stand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year Doug Benson records his experience as he avoids pot for a month and then uses immense quantities of the drug for 30 days.
5.) The Union: Business Behind Getting High
This film searches one of British Columbia’s most lucrative industries: the illegal profession of growing and selling marijuana. There are interviews with law enforcement officials, doctors, celebrities and more on the subject.
6.) Cocaine Cowboys
This powerful documentary from director Billy Corben explores the many dimensions of Miami’s cocaine-trafficking boom of the 1980s, as told by the smugglers, cops and average citizens who were there. The film is an unflinching study of Miami’s most infamous and fatal vice; from how the drug was moved and its financial effect on the city to the chaos and destruction that shadowed in its wake.
7.) Kurt and Courtney
This documentary is about Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, the grunge icon who died in 1994 at age 27. The film, directed by Nick Broomfield, maps his growth to fame, his drug-addled relationship with Courtney Love and the conspiracy notions surrounding his demise.
Captured over the sequence of 18 months on New York City’s Lower East Side, this persistent edition of “America Undercover” brightens the essential flaws of methadone treatment by describing eight addicts in different stages of rehab or relapse.
9.) Cocaine Unwrapped
The typical drug user has no idea where their cocaine came from, or the effect it has around the world, as exposed in this eye-opening documentary. Heads of state, dealers, drug mules and other key players all speak about the human cost of the cocaine trade.
10.) Extreme Drug Smuggling
As a result of the force from the War on Drugs, the world of drug smuggling has profoundly transformed. Today’s cartels now think and act like industries, ever alert for the next big idea and going to extremes to enlarge their markets.
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