The City Addicted to Crystal Meth

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The City Addicted to Crystal Meth
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Written by Louis Theroux
Starring Louis Theroux
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Louis Theroux
Running time 60 minutes
Distributor BBC
Original release 9 August 2009 (2009-08-09)
Preceded by A Place for Paedophiles
Followed by America's Medicated Kids

The City Addicted to Crystal Meth is a British documentary by Louis Theroux.[1] It was televised on 9 August 2009. Theroux filmed his documentary in Fresno, California which has one of the highest number of crystal meth users in the United States.[2]


The documentary had mixed reviews.[3] The Times said "Theroux risks becoming the Alan Whicker de nos jours, a tourist with a typewriter, peering into these other lives but rarely getting dirty himself."[4]

The Guardian called the work "an extraordinary film, a sad portrait of a very different California"[1]