The BEST Episodes of Drugs, Inc.

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2019

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.

Holidaze

#1 - Holidaze

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 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

star 8.61
62 votes
Designer Drugs

#2 - Designer Drugs

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.61
157 votes
Hallucinogens

#3 - Hallucinogens

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.41
221 votes
Hawaiian Ice

#4 - Hawaiian Ice

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 11, 2012

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

star 8.35
99 votes
Coke Kings and Queens

#5 - Coke Kings and Queens

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 6, 2013

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

star 8.34
98 votes
Cartel City: Arizona

#6 - Cartel City: Arizona

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 13, 2013

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

star 8.29
38 votes
Stashville: Tennessee

#7 - Stashville: Tennessee

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 20, 2013

Music and drugs go hand in hand in Nashville.

star 8.27
33 votes
Spring Break

#8 - Spring Break

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.26
68 votes
The Drug Makers

#9 - The Drug Makers

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.14
29 votes
Meth Boom Montana

#10 - Meth Boom Montana

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.12
76 votes
High in Houston

#11 - High in Houston

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 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.

star 8.11
44 votes
Ecstasy

#12 - Ecstasy

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.06
143 votes
Drug Kings of New York

#13 - Drug Kings of New York

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 18, 2012

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

star 8.03
106 votes
Rocky Mountain High

#14 - Rocky Mountain High

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 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.

star 8.02
42 votes
Ketamine

#15 - Ketamine

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.97
118 votes
Miami Vices

#16 - Miami Vices

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 22, 2013

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

star 7.91
44 votes
Boston Benzo Buzz

#17 - Boston Benzo Buzz

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.91
44 votes
Memphis Mayhem

#18 - Memphis Mayhem

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.88
51 votes
Cokeland

#19 - Cokeland

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 9, 2014

After being rocked by a corruption scandal and a budget deficit in the range of 58 million dollars, the city's police department's staffing and morale are in bad shape. National Geographic follows an elite team of detectives who are trying to establish some control over the free for all drug market. Using their access to the dealers, users, and gang members at the heart of the problem NGC gives us a inside look at the drug infested city.

star 7.88
64 votes
Dope-landia

#20 - Dope-landia

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.86
42 votes
Euro Coke

#21 - Euro Coke

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.85
61 votes
Going to Extremes

#22 - Going to Extremes

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.83
29 votes
Hash

#23 - Hash

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 1, 2012

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

star 7.81
237 votes
Best in the Business

#24 - Best in the Business

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.80
49 votes
Marijuana

#25 - Marijuana

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.79
325 votes