Panorama: Britain’s drink problem– With alcohol-related deaths on the rise, Adrian Chiles investigates what we know about the dangers of drinking, and why the alcohol industry isn’t telling us more.
Adrian Chiles looks into what alcohol dependence and drinking too much actually means.
Lance Armstrong documentary film. Elite athlete, substance use, mental health and pressures
A landmark series exploring the drugs of choice in different parts of the UK.
In this episode of Drugs Map of Britain, we investigate valium addiction in Scotland, where three-quarters of drug-related deaths involve this type of drug. Millions of the pills – both real and counterfeit – are available to buy on the streets for as little as 20p each. We meet those buying them and witness the devastating effects of addiction for someone like Levi, who’s been taking valium since he was 13. Has the widely prescribed ‘mother’s little helper’ become Scotland’s silent killer?
In the first of our landmark new series looking at drug use across Britain, we explore a legal high epidemic in Wolverhampton. Following 27-year-old Liam over three months in his battle to quit the synthetic cannabinoid black mamba. Legal highs have now been outlawed by the British government. The ban comes as a response to the increasing use of synthetic drugs across the streets of Britain.
This episode goes on a road trip around the country to meet seriously ill people who believe cannabis is helping them. While it is seen as having no therapeutic value in the UK, in half of the USA’s 50 states it has been legalised for medicinal use. Andy, Phil and others all believe that cannabis can – if not cure their condition – give them much-needed pain relief. The programme also meets Jeff, a cannabis campaigner distributing cannabis oil to the sick for free. But by resorting to this illegal and unregulated drug, what risks are they all taking?
Investigative journalist Livvy Haydock meets the criminals on the dark side of festival season. Getting exclusive access to gangs, corrupt security guards and dealers.