The BEST episodes of Drugs, Inc.

Every episode of Drugs, Inc. ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Drugs, Inc.!

How does the drug trade work? Can it be stopped or should it be regulated? And what are the personal costs? Those are just some of the questions answered in this miniseries, a comprehensive look at society's most abused drugs: cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana. First-person perspectives from traffickers, dealers, users, law enforcement and medical professionals detail how the drugs are processed and moved onto the streets, and the effects they have on the human body.

Last Updated: 5/8/2024Network: National GeographicStatus: Ended
60 votes

#1 - Holidaze

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/18/2015

Follow the rise in demand for narcotics during Mardi Gras, Spring Break, Independence Day, and New Years Eve, through the eyes of dealers, law enforcement and users

Designer Drugs
153 votes

#2 - Designer Drugs

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/12/2012

For a few dollars, users can access dozens of compounds that mimic cocaine, ecstasy or marijuana. Sold as “Bath Salts” or “Spice,” these drugs are entirely legal.

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219 votes

#3 - Hallucinogens

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/15/2012

Deep in the Amazon, Rob—a former Wall Street broker turned healer—has created a free clinic of sorts, administering the highly potent narcotic ayahuasca to trauma patients.

Hawaiian Ice
95 votes

#4 - Hawaiian Ice

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/11/2012

Hawaii has one of the highest rates of crystal meth users in the nation.

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Cartel City: Arizona
36 votes

#5 - Cartel City: Arizona

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/13/2013

Phoenix, Arizona is the de facto wholesale drug capital of America.

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Coke Kings and Queens
94 votes

#6 - Coke Kings and Queens

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/6/2013

Cocaine and marijuana drug fueled 24-hour lifestyle for Londoners.

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Spring Break
66 votes

#7 - Spring Break

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/21/2015

Its spring break in Florida and the wave of students means the demand for drugs is flooding the streets. In a month-long party, springbreakers’ drug of choice is “molly.” For local dealers, spring break is the busiest time of year.

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Meth Boom Montana
68 votes

#8 - Meth Boom Montana

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/9/2012

Mexican and Canadian drug gangs compete for customers in the isolated terrain in Montana as officers patrol the vast region hoping to stem the tide.

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Rocky Mountain High
41 votes

#9 - Rocky Mountain High

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/15/2013

Denver's legalization of recreational use of marijuana in January 2014,could be the downfall of the city's gang-banger dealers who have seen falling profits since medical marijuana became legal in 2001.

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137 votes

#10 - Ecstasy

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/8/2012

Known by users as the ultimate “love drug,” ecstasy’s euphoric high comes with major lows: Ravers have died from it and organized crime gangs will kill for it.

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Stashville: Tennessee
32 votes

#11 - Stashville: Tennessee

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/20/2013

Music and drugs go hand in hand in Nashville.

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The Drug Makers
27 votes

#12 - The Drug Makers

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/17/2013

See the underground world of drugs through the eyes of its makers. A former British gangster serves as guide into this illicit underworld, visiting a secret hash-making location nestled in the mountains. Check out growers in Holland who are leading a horticultural revolution in high-grade cannabis. Follow a batch of raw opium from an Afghan poppy field to an Iranian heroin lab. Follow the supply chain of cocaine through the eyes of Colombian peasant farmers producing the drug in a paste.

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Miami Vices
42 votes

#13 - Miami Vices

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/22/2013

Miami has been used to traffic drugs into the United States from Latin America.

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Memphis Mayhem
47 votes

#14 - Memphis Mayhem

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/30/2014

In Memphis, Tenn., drug habits are changing. Along Elvis Presley Blvd., addicts are switching to heroin as supplies of cocaine dry up following a successful kingpin takedown. Now, dealers with pockets stuffed full of cash are attracting deadly stick-up crews who roam the streets looking for easy targets. Ride alongside Memphis cops as they find themselves confronted by paranoid and trigger-happy dealers as they try to stop a heroin epidemic from engulfing the city.

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Going to Extremes
30 votes

#15 - Going to Extremes

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/24/2013

The sale of drugs accounts for billions of dollars in illegal commerce across the globe, bringing untold wealth to a select few. But these men and women who live lavish lifestyles off the sale of drugs rarely associate themselves with the ugly underbelly where their products hit the streets — with users. These stories show that wherever people use — be it an island paradise or a cold city street — they can get lost in the shuffle. This episode will go deep into the stories of the users.

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105 votes

#16 - Ketamine

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/22/2012

Ketamine—chemically, a compound called ketamine hydrochloride—is a drug that was developed in the 1960s to sedate animals and humans for surgery, though it eventually was replaced by medications that worked faster with less risk. Beginning in the 1990s, initially to the puzzlement of police, burglars began breaking into veterinary clinics and stealing ketamine. They soon learned that recreational drug users had discovered ketamine and were turning it into the new hallucinogenic party drug. In its standard powdered form, ketamine looked like cocaine, and could be snorted in the same way. But it also could be easily modified for injecting, smoking or even mixing into drinks.

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Drug Kings of New York
101 votes

#17 - Drug Kings of New York

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/18/2012

As America's largest city, New York is a distribution hub for narcotics.

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82 votes

#18 - Shooting Up Suburbia

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired 12/30/2015

In Vancouver, a suburban gang war and heavy police presence drives some dealers and their customers to move downtown. But the cops are in hot pursuit.

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High in Houston
42 votes

#19 - High in Houston

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/1/2013

In the Fifth Ward, a drug hub of Huston, Tex., see firsthand how drugs are dominating the area's economy and populous. We'll talk to a major crack cocaine dealer, a Hispanic street gang member, addicts, a pimp who claims to rule the streets and a full-patch member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas white supremacist prison gang. Learn about a prescription cough remedy that abusers call “lean” — named because if you take enough of it, you lean or fall over.

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40 votes

#20 - Dope-landia

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/23/2014

Portland's progressive attitudes have made it a mecca for America's homeless and they're helping fund the deadliest drug market in the Pacific Northwest. Here, pushers prey on the young, handing them free sample bags of narcotics to turn them into new customers. With thousands of Portland's youths succumbing to heroin's powerful allure, local police have made it their No. 1 priority to disrupt the flow into the city by smashing the local distribution networks.

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Best in the Business
50 votes

#21 - Best in the Business

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/24/2013

Every pill popped, pipe smoked and shot injected comes with a price tag. Some dealers focus their efforts on high society users — paying top dollar for the best quality stuff, while others focus on quantity — selling users just enough to scratch the itch and come back for more. Either way, the smuggling and selling of drugs brings in big money. And some of the people handling it are the best in the business.

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Boston Benzo Buzz
43 votes

#22 - Boston Benzo Buzz

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/3/2014

Dominican drug networks tied directly to the Mexican cartel are distributing countless amounts of narcotics in the historic city of Boston, fueling a widespread epidemic that law enforcement and emergency services can hardly contain. The Dominican drug organizations are increasingly using Puerto Rican dealers as their middlemen to flood the city with heroin. The epidemic touches all communities, making Boston one of the leading cities for heroin distribution.

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318 votes

#23 - Marijuana

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/12/2010

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug on the planet. To many, it's an evil weed, but to some, it's a sacred herb, even a lifesaver. For decades the global supply was controlled by criminals, but now a quasi-legal industry worth billions of dollars is booming. Visit growers who are leading a horticultural revolution, hear from users consuming for medicinal purposes, go inside the "Green Rush" of medical marijuana in cities across the U.S. and the violent marijuana cartels in Mexico.

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58 votes

#24 - Euro Coke

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired 11/25/2015

Cocaine is Europe-bound and which means a white-knuckle ride along the Amazon, to the docks of Ghana and Nigeria and all the way to Amsterdam.

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230 votes

#25 - Hash

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/1/2012

A former British gangster serves as guide into this illicit underworld, visiting a secret hash-making location nestled in the mountains.

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