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Thailand's Drug Craze

Documentary about the drug craze sweeping through Thailand, including a ward full of addicts, border patrols and raids on bars.

Stacey Dooley investigates the growing drug craze sweeping through Thailand. Ya-ba, a dangerous mix of methamphetamine and caffeine, has gripped the nation and unleashed a terrifying wave of violence among its users. She uncovers the human cost, visiting a shocking ward full of 'zombie' addicts, many of whom face the risk of long-term psychosis, and she also meets users who have started taking the drug as young as 12.

Stacey joins the Thai authorities as they try to fight back, joining patrols near the Burmese border and drug raids on Bangkok bars. In Bangkok, she discovers that dealers are starting to target western tourists and asks if this dangerous drug could soon claim its first victims amongst British tourists.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 7 Feb 2018 00:50

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Stacey Dooley
Producer Joyce Trozzo
Director Joyce Trozzo
Executive Producer Mark Rubens

Broadcasts

  • Mon 19 Aug 2013 21:00
  • Tue 20 Aug 2013 00:05
  • Tue 20 Aug 2013 03:00
  • Fri 23 Aug 2013 02:00
  • Sun 25 Aug 2013 02:30
  • Mon 9 Sep 2013 00:00
  • Thu 28 Nov 2013 21:00
  • Fri 4 Jul 2014 21:00
  • Sat 5 Jul 2014 03:00
  • Wed 8 Oct 2014 23:10
  • Wed 8 Oct 2014 23:40
  • Thu 9 Oct 2014 00:10
  • Tue 2 Dec 2014 21:00
  • Wed 3 Dec 2014 01:10
  • Tue 12 May 2015 21:00
  • Wed 13 May 2015 01:30
  • Wed 7 Feb 2018 00:30
  • Wed 7 Feb 2018 00:50

Find out about Stacey's other investigations in the series

Find out about Stacey's other investigations in the series

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