This might get messy! A brand new docuseries just landed on the streaming platform and you'll want to tune in. Netflix's The Business of Drugs takes viewers into the heartbreaking reality of the long-standing and "worse than ever" world of narcotics.
The trailer for the six-part investigative series just arrived and looks to dig deep into the "global, multi-billion dollar business" of buying and selling illegal substances.
According to Netflix, the doc is hosted by former CIA analyst Amaryllis Fox as she investigates "six illicit substances to understand the origins and true impact of the business of drugs."
In the opening of the video, Fox explains, "The war on drugs cost millions of dollars and thousands of lives. And the only way we're going to understand how to bring it to an end is to understand the economics that drives it."
Using interviews with multiple people in the industry, the host explores how poverty can drive desperate individuals to join the high-profit business.
"I was an addict for 10 years. We don't have money, you have to steal or you have to sell your body," one woman says.
Another man adds, "I spend $2,500 on this and I make $13,000, you're talking real money."
Fox tells viewers that "The average monthly income in Kabira is $25 to $40 US dollars so selling one shot of heroin for 30 is a game-changer."
It seems like that game-changing business is only on an uphill increase.
"Two billion meth pills being produced per year. McDonald's doesn't make that many Big Macs in a year," one man says.
The trailer explains that the main feature of drugs is their ability to trick the brain into thinking you've had something incredibly rewarding, but too much can turn people "from happy to crazy".
This brand-new series follows a variety of documentaries the streamer has released in the past year which take viewers deep into a previously unexplored world.
The Business of Drugs is available to stream on Netflix now. Watch the trailer below.