"Robbing banks was lucrative, but selling drugs is way less dangerous."
The Chiang Mai Women's Massage Centre by Ex-Prisoners helps female inmates transition back into the real world – and for £3.50, it gives one of the best massages in the country.
Not saying it's a good idea, but last week a bunch of fuzzy-faced undergraduates in Leeds proved that anybody can become a drug lord these days.
But they're also putting their strongest warning label on the package.
Taking 'Playboy' out was a significant coup for cops here, but gang culture in Rio's favelas is so deeply rooted that bringing down its most charismatic leaders isn't enough to undermine the grip of violence.
We talked to some British male escorts about the popularity of GHB, mephedrone and crystal meth at gay sex parties, and how they're expected to take these drugs as part of their jobs.
I started smoking synthetic cannabis after the real stuff stopped doing it for me. Four years later, I'm suffering from a weird, white blood cell-related illness supposedly triggered by certain cannabinoids.
Examining all the factors that make Plymouth a relatively non-violent place to be a drug user, but Southend a landscape of stabbings and robberies.
Because of the way they dodge regulation, the rise of legal highs reveals the bare truth about the inevitable failure of global prohibition – and why the only way forward is to regulate psychoactive substances rather than reflexively criminalise them.
Climbing the ladder at a major firm can lead to substance abuse, depression and suicidal thoughts – or at least, that's where it led me.
How London and other UK cities swapped raving for a dire yuppie parody.
Fourteen US states are holding onto an antiquated standard for how much meth residue is harmful. In the process, they end up treating places that were merely near meth smoke as if they were full-blown drug labs.
At the time I was suffering most from the mental illness, everyone from my friends to my GP failed to understand what was wrong with me. Here's how I got better.
You're not the only one who turns into Picasso after 10 mg of Ambien.
Email scammers are convincing old, disabled and mentally ill people to commit crimes.
"Are you looking for my grandma? She's not home but if you want stuff, I can sell it to you," said the boy who opened the apartment's door.
How a podcast host and a former NFL player, among others, created a market for pills that claim to boost brain function.
VICE Japan investigates 'yaba', the methamphetamine-based drug sweeping Thailand, and the unique rehab programme to cure addicts through daily group vomiting sessions.
VICE spent the day with filmmaker Matthew Heineman during his first visit back to Mexico since the making of his unflinching documentary Cartel Land.
Inside the legendary Route 36, where £18 will get you a cocktail and a gram of coke.
Inmates fought one another over the five ounces of tobacco, 2.3 ounces of weed, and 0.2 ounces of heroin.
For decades, connoisseurs of psychedelics have said that your state of mind and your environment influence how you experience drugs. And they're right.
Eighteen-year-old Christian Pay died at Kendal Calling after taking a pill.
As the ESL and Gfinity declare they're testing for performance-enhancing drugs, eSports is coming into line with more traditional athletic competitions.