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16: The Spirit of ’74

Fourteen years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs – from cannabis to crack. This chapter is the story of Dr Joao Goulao, the extraordinary...

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15: Snowfall and Strengthening

In the early 1980s, a doctor called John Marks was posted to Merseyside, and began to massively expand a program that prescribed heroin to addicts....

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14: The Addicts’ Uprising

In the year 2000, a homeless drug addict on the streets of Vancouver was watching his friends die all around him. He started an uprising – one that...

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13: Batman’s Bad Call

This is the story of a scientist who discovered the biggest cause of addiction, in a startling experiment that blew my mind, and I suspect will blow...

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12: Terminal City

This is the story of a baby who was smuggled out of the Holocaust and grew up – partly because of that experience – to discover one of the key...

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11: The Grieving Mongoose

This is a chapter about how drug use is not what we have been taught it is – and there is a very different story waiting for us, when we are ready...

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10: Marisela’s Long March

This is the story of a mother whose daughter went missing in Juarez – and how she turned herself into a detective to track down her killer. This...

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9: Bart Simpson and the Angel of Juárez

This is the story of two teenagers in Ciudad Juarez, which was one of the deadliest cities in the world when I visited in 2012. One became a hit-man...

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8: State of Shame

This is the story of a woman who was cooked in a cage in an Arizona prison – and the journey I went on to discover who she really...

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7: Mushrooms

This is a short chapter about a girl called Tiffany Smith, who was playing outside her house. There are no audio clips for this chapter: all the...

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