Saturday, June 18, 2011

Countdown to Delirium: The Debate over Drug Classifications

New findings indicate that some of the most addictive and dangerous drugs are legal ones. This program looks at the pros and cons of the current drug classification system, shedding new light on the physiological and neurological effects of various substances.

With the help of London's Institute of Psychiatry and other leading addiction research organizations, the program assesses the risks of alcohol, tobacco, and inhaled solvents, comparing them with class-A drugs like ecstasy, 4-MTA, and LSD—with results that may surprise many in the drug education community.

Equally surprising findings about marijuana and its connection to schizophrenia are also included.

Professor David Nutt is featured in this documentary.

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