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Drugs, Inc.

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Intense docuseries is brutal but a conversation starter.

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Drugs, Inc. offers a disturbing but interesting look at the different facets of the illegal-drug trade, which has proven lucrative to some and devastating for others thanks to violence, incarceration, and addiction. It highlights how drugs, and the processes by which they're produced and trafficked, continue to evolve to meet social and economic demands and how various laws and law-enforcement tactics change, too

Watching people producing potent drugs and nonchalantly talking about their roles in the business or their addiction is troubling, despite the fact that these narratives are being offered in an informative context. But interesting points are raised about the role of the industry in local economies and the pros and cons of legalization. The series also underscores the fact that there's no limit to the industry's global reach and no restriction on who is affected by it.

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