The Drug Years

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The Drug Years
Genre Documentary series
Created by Hart Perry, and Dana Heinz Perry
Developed by VH1
The Sundance Channel
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 4
Production
Executive producer(s) VH1:
Brad Abramson
Shelly Tatro
Michael Hirschorn
The Sundance Channel:
Laura Michalchyshyn
Lynne Kirby
Producer(s) Hart Perry
Dana Heinz Perry
Running time ~45 minutes (commercial-free)
Broadcast
Original channel VH1
The Sundance Channel
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Original airing 2006
External links
Website

The Drug Years is a 2006 television documentary series produced by the Sundance Channel and VH1 about illicit drug use in the United States in the second half of the 20th century.

It is divided into four episodes, based on chronology:

"Break On Through" (1950s–1967) This is about the sudden appearance of recreational drugs being used by beatniks and jazz musicians.
"Feed Your Head" (1967–1971) This shows the beginning and the demise of the hippie movement in America, especially in San Francisco.
"Teenage Wasteland" (1970s) This chronicles the years after the hippie movement. The explosion of cocaine and disco are explored.
"Just Say No!" (1980s–Present) This is about the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs. It also shows the popularity of rehabilitation clinics in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as the prevalence of ecstasy in the rave culture.


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