Addiction 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. 2013

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Black Tar Heroin: the Dark End of the Street 1999

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21 8
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The Oxycontin Express 2009

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18 7
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Montana Meth 2007

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17 7
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The Life of Junkie Junior 1987

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13 4
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Sex, Lies, and Cigarettes 2011

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11 4
Healing Cancer With Cannabis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries About Addiction
Healing Cancer With Cannabis 2013

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World's Scariest Drug: the Devil's Breath 2012

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10 5
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Detox or Die 2003

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8 3
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The Secrets of a Drug Dealer 2012

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11 7
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The Wet House 2001

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7 3
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Weed 2013

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5 1
Thin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries About Addiction
KAMILLIA added 2006

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Ibogaine - Rite of Passage 2004

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6 3
Dr. John Marks and the Chapel ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About Addiction
Dr. John Marks and the Chapel Street Segment 1990

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7 5
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Swansea Love Story 2010

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5 3
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The Overtaken 2012

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5 3
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Mexico's Drug War 2010

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4 3
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The High Country 2013

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3 2
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Clearing the Smoke: the Science of Cannabis 2011

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2 2
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Baja Smugglers 2013

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2 2
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Drug Frenzy 2013

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1 1
What's the Score? is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Documentaries About Addiction
What's the Score? 2011

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Glut: the Untold Story of Punjab 2011

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Swazi Gold 2014

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Strain Hunters 2011

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Marijuana: a Second Class Addiction 2011

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Kings of Cannabis 2013

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Canada's War On Weed 2013

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Ultimate Grow 2009

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Amateur Armstrongs 2013

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Breaking the Taboo 2011

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Medical Marijuana Corruption 2012