In this week's VICE podcast, we talk about "harm reduction", the movement to make drug use as safe and fun as it can be.
In this episode we investigate what's behind the rise of ecstasy deaths in the UK, and how the dangers of using pills can be reduced.
With the highest rate of consumption in Europe, the UK is clearly keen on its drugs. In 'High Society', we meet the people behind the statistics.
From the ingenious to the rudimentary.
If authorities want to cut the amount of drug deaths in the UK, they need to start confronting the problem instead of running away from it.
It's important to know.
If you're a woman, you're more at risk from ecstasy – so why is no one talking about it?
Hands up whose penis has physically retracted after taking MDMA. Or just flat-out not worked when using cocaine. This is why.
Fabric is temporarily shutting down after two people recently died after partying there, and these casualties are sadly nothing new.
Ever got back from a festival and felt like someone was firing little jolts of electricity into your brain stem? They're called "brain zaps" and they're fucking horrible.
This weekend, the suspected murderer of Jo Cox stated his name in court as "death to traitors, freedom for Britain" and three 12-year-olds were hospitalised after taking ecstasy.
British nightlife is a beautiful free-for-all of internet drugs, Wavey Garms girls, illegal raving, and regretful sex. But to the American outsider, it can seem confusing.
We asked former crims why they chose the locations they chose as bases for committing crime, and if they were motivated by any of the factors the anti-EU brigade say will result in Britain being swamped with ne'er-do-wells.
Mixing drugs and romance can lead to startlingly different outcomes.
Following the death of a 17-year-old girl this weekend, police have warned that anyone who's taken a "MasterCard" pill should seek urgent medical attention.
The 38-year-old, labelled a drug dealer by the state prosecution, wanted to pick up his bag full of 35,000 pills from Ibiza airport but ended up with a six-year jail sentence and £436,000 fine.
Meet Carl "MC Flux" Thomas, a guy who bridged the gaps between football hooligan firms, neo-Nazis and ecstasy dealers in London and Brighton in the 90s.
"Right around the time the acid kicked in, a gun fight broke out."
Remembering that, for all the thinkpieces, our clubs won't grow quiet as long as we care about them.
In the heyday of raving, you could walk into a party with a bunch of pills and walk out with £6,000.
Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Bailly basically said that can happen.
Tracking how the trade of drugs in clubs has shifted over the past 20 years.
Colourful pills have been replaced with gel-caps, but despite what some people think, that doesn't mean the drug has gotten any purer or safer.
Speaking to Howard Marks about the buzz of trafficking, his dalliance in Ibiza's ecstasy trade and coming to terms with his cancer diagnosis.