Drugs Inc. Series: Hallucinogens
In today’s society the influence and popularity of television programming is at an all time high. People watch more TV than ever before, and some of the programs offered are extremely educational and beneficial. National Geographic Channel offers all kind of unique and educational programming, but one show in particular has gotten an extreme response due to the nature of the show—Drugs Inc. Drugs Inc profiles a multibillion-dollar industry that fuels crime and violence like no other substance on the planet. Each drug has its own unique origin and abuse pattern, but the outcome of addiction to any drug typically leads to the same rock-bottom lifestyle. While some users sacrifice their lives to an addiction they can’t escape, others find drugs to be their only saving grace from physical or emotional pain almost impossible to overcome. The series goes in depth by following actual drug abusers, dealers, and families involved with addiction to drugs.
Each episode focuses on real people and real world situations involving a certain drug. It’s very shocking, educational, and inspirational to see how these drugs affect our society and ruin individual’s lives. The hallucinogens episode goes into detail about the history of the drugs and their cultural and religious ties. Hallucinogenic substances are among the oldest drugs used by human kind, as hallucinogenic substances naturally occur in mushrooms, cacti and a variety of other plants. The most common hallucinogen abused is LSD, which stands for Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, or also known as Acid. Other hallucinogens are mescaline, mushrooms, psilocybin and ibogaine. The danger with hallucinogens is how a user simply loses control of their senses and perception of reality. There have been several instances of people doing absurd and damaging things to their body or even dying from doing something inspired by a hallucinogen trip. This episode can be very inspiring for someone who abuses hallucinogens to stop their drug involvement because they can see what will happen to them.
It’s important for people to understand the dangers of the drug world, and the show Drugs Inc. has done an excellent job in depicting the real world of drugs. Some of the episodes are shocking and graphic given the nature of drug abuse and the dangers of the drug industry, but for drug abusers to witness how scary the drug world can get is an effective way to get them to stop and seek professional help for their addiction. When it comes to alcoholism and drug abuse, it’s very unlikely that you can overcome these addictions on your own. There is excellent treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction today, and Seabrook House offers extremely high quality treatment and recovery programs. At Seabrook House, we are committed to providing quality addiction treatment for the physical, emotional and spiritual illness of chemical dependency. Our structured, nurturing programs, along with the principles grounded in the Twelve Step philosophy of recovery, combine to foster the kind of change necessary for a clean and sober life. Seabrook House is an internationally recognized inpatient drug rehab and alcoholism detox treatment center with rehab facilities located in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient office in New York (NY). If you’re inspired to change your drug or alcohol habits after watching an episode of Drugs Inc, contact Seabrook House today to get on the road to recovery!