Thailand’s Drug Craze

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Stacey Dooley visits Thailand to explore a new drug epidemic sweeping through the country in this 2013 episode of Stacey Dooley Investigates (BBC). A dangerous mix of methamphetamine and caffeine is flooding the country and creating addicts, many of them only children. She explores the severe mental health problems that the drug is causing and the violence associated with the drugs distribution.

Dooley follows the Thai authorities on drugs raids on Bangkok bars and the border control near to the border with Burma, from where much of the drug is imported. She finds that dealers are starting to target the lucrative tourist market in Bangkok, you can buy a fix in Bangkok for just a few dollars. See more Stacey Dooley documentaries here. 

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