7 episodes

Russell Brown uncovers the way drugs have become a part of nearly all our lives, from over the counter opium to energy drinks and designer drugs.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings

Russell Brown uncovers the way drugs have become a part of nearly all our lives, from over the counter opium to energy drinks and designer drugs.

    From Zero: Where Are We?

    From Zero: Where Are We?

    Everyone seems to agree that our drug laws are no longer fit for purpose. So what are we doing about it?

    • 36 min
    From Zero - Partying Hard

    From Zero - Partying Hard

    Politicians and police agree that drug-checking at music festivals is probably a good idea. So why is it still illegal?

    • 33 min
    From Zero - The Business of Drugs

    From Zero - The Business of Drugs

    A lot of money is being made from selling illegal drugs in this country. Who's making it, who's taking all the risk and what are the factors that decide what drugs YOU might be taking?

    • 34 min
    From Zero - A New P Epidemic?

    From Zero - A New P Epidemic?

    We look at where New Zealand is at now with a drug that is rarely out of the headlines: methamphetamine, or P. Are we seeing a new epidemic of use? If so, why? And is the current situation so acute that it's driving a real change in the approach of the police and other agencies?

    • 32 min
    From Zero - Drugs In Popular Culture

    From Zero - Drugs In Popular Culture

    It's OK to depict drug-taking on TV or slip cocaine references into songs, but publishing the wrong kind of gardening tips can still get you into trouble with the censors.

    • 36 min
    From Zero - Why Is Weed So Popular In New Zealand?

    From Zero - Why Is Weed So Popular In New Zealand?

    Marijuana is by far the most commonly-used illicit drug in New Zealand. Nearly half of all adults say they've tried it and a recent poll found that nearly two thirds of us favour decriminalisation or legalisation. And yet our laws remain harsher than many other Western countries. Why is weed so popular here, what are the impacts and can we ever agree on a way forward?

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Smbazalo ,

Very interesting

Ka pai

Gnat007 ,

Wonderful series

Can't wait to see what you do next

Cant Chick ,

Very interesting history

I have listened to the first 3 episodes and look forward to the rest, it is a fascinating tour through the history of drug use in NZ

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