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A podcast from CBC Podcasts

On Drugs

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32 Episodes • Released Weekly

32 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from CBC Podcasts

On Drugs

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32 Episodes • Released Weekly

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Each week, On Drugs looks through the lenses of history, pop culture and personal experience to understand how drugs have shaped our world. Because even if it’s just caffeine or ibuprofen, there’s a good chance you’re on drugs right now.

Latest Episode

7 May 2018 • 1 hour 1 min

S2 E11 The Spell of the Poppy

Opioid drugs have claimed a shocking number of lives across North America in recent years, as people fall victim to overdose. While the intensity of crisis is new, our relationship with opiates — and opioids, as they're often referred to now — goes back millennia. This is an overdose crisis thousands of years in the making, and in this episode, Geoff Turner dives into that fascinating history to figure out how we got to this point.