Subject: Narcotics 1951

Produced 1951 for police orientation and training, this film presents drug addiction not simply as a crime but as a deepseated social problem and how to control drug use from the point of view of the police. Shots of shooting galleries and heroin withdrawal. Besides the old marijuana gateway mantra this film teaches that cannabis is habitating and “a powerful excitant” that “produces unpredictable emotional results” but that it’s not addicive and lacking negative withdrawal symptoms! Produced and directed by Denis and Terry Sanders, who wrote this film with Jay Sandrich for The Narcotic Educational Foundation Of America.