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Hooked: Illegal Drugs & How They Got That Way - Opium, Morphine, and Heroin (2000)

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TV Movie | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

An examination of the history of the poppy plant and three of its deadliest derivatives. In ancient times, the poppy was considered divine, but in the 19th and 20th centuries, its addicting and lethal qualities caused unprecedented ...See moreAn examination of the history of the poppy plant and three of its deadliest derivatives. In ancient times, the poppy was considered divine, but in the 19th and 20th centuries, its addicting and lethal qualities caused unprecedented national outrage, social upheaval, and even sparked two wars. Used by the upper classes as patent medicines, heroin became the bane of society when the working class began to use it. In 1914, Federal law banned heroin and opium, and restricted morphine to medicinal use. Written by Anonymous See less
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Stephen R. Powell (contributing writer) | Tom Yaroschuk (head writer)
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Oct 15, 2000 (United States)

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7.6 / 10 | 76 votes