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America's War on Drugs

1 Season

America has been fighting an ongoing war on drugs that has cost the country more than $1 trillion. This series steps through the history of the battle, from its origins to the unexpected effects it has had on American culture and politics.The timeline begins with President Nixon initially declaring a war on drugs following secret CIA LSD experiments, leading into the era of the famous "Just Say No" advertising campaign championed by former first lady Nancy Reagan. It goes on to explain how the Sept. 11 attacks intertwined the war on drugs with the war on terror and why Americans' demand for heroin and other illegal drugs is on the rise.

America's War on Drugs
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Season 1