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Question: I'm a health teacher and am looking for some good movies about drug addiction or abuse. Do you have any suggestions?


Answer: You don't say how old your students are, so I feel I should warn you that all these movies contain material that many people would consider unsuitable for younger teenagers. But frankly, the drug life is full of material that's unsuitable for younger teenagers, so that just goes with the territory. Please also be aware that this isn't a definitive list, but these are films that have stuck with me. These titles deal vividly with life as an addict:

  • The Man With the Golden Arm (1955). It's old-fashioned, but it was a pioneering look at heroin addiction.
  • Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
  • Jesus' Son (2000)
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  • The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
  • Trainspotting (1996)
  • The
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Season 1, Episode 6
Fazal is in prison, Ulli believes he has uncovered Helen's smuggling route and Jack returns from Pakistan to discover Caroline has disappeared.

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Season 1, Episode 5
Jack returns to Pakistan - but with radically different views to those held on his last visit.

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Season 1, Episode 4
Fazal (JAMAL SHAH) supervises the conversion of the opium crop into heroin. In Germany, Karl's trial begins and Helen (LINDSAY DUNCAN) finds herself planning the unthinkable.

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Season 1, Episode 3
Fazal's (JAMAL SHAH) family are not convinced that life in Karachi is better than life on the North West Frontier, but Fazal is determined to impress Tariq Butt (TALAT HUSSAIN).

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Question: I'm a health teacher and am looking for some good movies about drug addiction or abuse. Do you have any suggestions?Answer: You don't say how old your students are, so I feel I should warn you that all these movies contain material that many people would consider unsuitable for younger teenagers. But frankly, the drug life is full of material that's unsuitable for younger teenagers, so that just goes with the territory. Please also be aware that this isn't a definitive list, but these are films that have stuck with me. These titles deal vividly with life as an addict: The Man With the Golden Arm (1955). It's old-fashioned, but it was a pioneering look at heroin addiction. Drugstore Cowboy (1989) Jesus' Son (2000) Requiem for a Dream (2000) The Panic in Needle Park (1971) Trainspotting (1996) The read more

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Premiered: April 22, 1990, on PBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: The addictive 1989 British miniseries about the drug trade that spawned Steven Soderbergh's Oscar-winning movie `Traffic' aired on `Masterpiece Theatre' in 1990. An International Emmy winner, this gritty drama brilliantly interweaves stories of producers, suppliers, users and others caught up in the global heroin business.

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