films The Best Documentaries About Addiction  

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List Rules Documentary films about addiction and addictive drugs.

This list is of the best documentaries about addiction ha been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with a lot of independent films. What is the best documentary about addiction? Vote up your favorites below or add a documentary that focuses on the topic of addiction, if it isn't already on the list.

As you vote, the order of the list will change to see which documentaries about drug addicts come out on top. This list currently includes titles such as Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street, The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, and The Wet House.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate those watching the film. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.

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Drugs, Inc.

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Black Tar Heroin: the Dark End of the Street

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Montana Meth

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The Life of Junkie Junior

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The Oxycontin Express

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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High Joe Rogan, Marc Emery, Jeffrey Miron The Union: The Business Behind Getting High is a 2007 Canadian documentary film directed by Brett Harvey. Its theatrical run was limited to film festivals.

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Healing Cancer With Cannabis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Addiction
Healing Cancer With Cannabis

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The Secrets of a Drug Dealer

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Dr. John Marks and the Chapel ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries About Addiction
Dr. John Marks and the Chapel Street Segment

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Sex, Lies, and Cigarettes

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American Drug War: The Last White Hope Ron Paul, Joe Rogan, Ralph Nader American Drug War: The Last White Hope is a 2007 documentary by writer/director Kevin Booth about the War on Drugs in the United States.

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World's Scariest Drug: the Devil's Breath

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Detox or Die

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Swansea Love Story

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The Wet House

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The Overtaken

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Ibogaine - Rite of Passage

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Weed

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The High Country Timothy Bottoms The High Country is a 1981 film directed by Harvey Hart.

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Dirty Pictures James Woods, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid Dirty Pictures is a 2000 American docudrama directed by Frank Pierson. The teleplay by Ilene Chaiken focuses on the 1990 trial of Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center director Dennis Barrie, who ...more

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Clearing the Smoke: the Science of Cannabis

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Mexico's Drug War

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Drug Frenzy

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Baja Smugglers

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Glut: the Untold Story of Punjab

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Thin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Documentaries About Addiction
KAMILLIA added Thin The 2006 cinéma vérité documentary film, Thin, directed by Lauren Greenfield and distributed by HBO, is an exploration of The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida; a ...more

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Strain Hunters

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Swazi Gold

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Marijuana: a Second Class Addiction

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Canada's War On Weed

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Kings of Cannabis

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What's the Score? is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Documentaries About Addiction
What's the Score? John Alford, John Altman, Keiron Beghani

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Amateur Armstrongs

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Ultimate Grow

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Medical Marijuana Corruption

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Breaking the Taboo Breaking the Taboo is a 2011 documentary film written by Fernando Grostein Andrade, Thomaz Souto Correa, Cosmo Feilding-Mellen, Carolina Kotscho, Ricardo Setti and Ilona Szaboand and directed by ...more