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Subject: Narcotics

1951

Subject: Narcotics

Subject: Narcotics - 1951

A declassified vice squad training film, Subject: Narcotics, produced in the 1950’s, takes an unflinching look at the lifestyle of heroin users during. Made in the pre-rock & roll era, the junkie flophouse depicted here resembles a scenario more out of beatnik novel than the more glamorous goth-punk facade we’ve become accustomed to today.  

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The Terrible Truth

1950's

The Terrible Truth

The Terrible Truth - 1950's

“Most teenagers start off with marijuana then decide to see if heroin has any kick.  It does.  Sometimes it only takes a few days to find out they can’t leave it alone. In order to get money to buy it they turn to crime and that’s the story … ” In this Cold War era […]

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Drug Addiction

1950's

Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction - 1951

The film Drug Addiction, produced in 1951, is yet another salvo in the relentless campaign to conflate hard drugs with cannabis. A puff of pot is simply a one way ticket to hell.

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Trip to Where

1960's

Trip to Where

Trip to Where - 1967

Trip to Where is a propaganda film produced by the US Navy to warn sailors on shore leave about indulging in psychedelics, which were all the rage in the late 1960’s. The opening sequence, a psychoactive, surreal trip that lasts nearly 8 minutes, is enough to consider this an undiscovered masterpiece of psychedelic cinema. The […]

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