Word of Alberto 'Alpo' Martinez's apparent release from a little-known federal prison witness protection program is resonating on the street.
GHB, mephedrone, and meth have become so popular at gay sex parties that many sex workers say they're expected to take these drugs as part of their jobs.
The crack problem in Frankfurt's Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood has gotten so bad, residents are nostalgic for the days when heroin was addicts' drug of choice.
"Sometimes regular civilians are less intimidating than a police officer. I really believe in the power of social control coming from within the community itself."
For a number of young players released from their contracts, selling large quantities of cocaine seems like the easiest way to maintain the lifestyle they once enjoyed.
Millions of us take drugs. But for those who aren't feeling great about themselves, the need for escapism can be stronger. Unfortunately, this chemical sanctuary can worsen people's mental health.
Tanayah Sam was about to be convicted for armed robbery before skipping bail and heading to Yemen to study Islam—a decision that saved his life.
Taken by Índio Badaróss – the artist known as "the Basquiat of Cracolândia."
On Christmas Eve, a guy named 'Dollar Billions' sprayed a woman with a hose to get her off his property, and for internet points.
This is how the United Kingdom would be taking drugs if the law had anything to do with how harmful they actually are.
After a bloody summer in New Orleans, Joan Rivers's favorite voodoo priestess, Sallie Ann Glassman, is asking a warrior spirit to cleanse her neighborhood and bring balance back to her home. We visited the ceremony.
Twenty-five years ago, crack use was exploding and even brought down the mayor of the United States capital. A crime reporter for the Washington Post covered the drama while dealing with a crack addiction of his own.
We watched a cam girl named CrackDoubt smoke a credit card, the Bible, and a college diploma to see if she could get high on life.
In this episode, we hear about Alexis Neiers's struggles with addiction, her criminal involvement in the Bling Ring, and her former Playboy Bunny mother, as well as her new role as a sober mother, attempting to help her ex-boyfriend find a way out of his
If you smoked crack in the last 30 years, you probably also graduated from D.A.R.E. We spoke to seven drug addicts to find out what they learned from D.A.R.E.
This week was at least ten times weirder than last week. Maybe even 15. Let's GIF about it.
Yet another video of him apparently smoking crack—along with an audio recording in which he rants about his wife and a political rival—has everybody's favorite Canadian in search of some help.
I talked to Barbara Harris, founder and figurehead of Project Prevention, about her attempts to discourage addicts from having children. I also asked her about her brother-in-law who smokes crack.
Downtown São Paulo, Brazil, has long been home to a roving open-air drug market called Crackland, but with the World Cup approaching, the authorities are trying everything in their power to clean the area up.
Toronto's embattled mayor held a press conference that was supposed to be about skating rinks, but it quickly devolved into reporters asking Rob Ford about urinating in public, racist accents, and his driver getting arrested for extortion.
Thanks to Portland Hotel Society, a nonprofit that provides services to people with mental-health and addiction issues, there are two crack-pipe vending machines in Vancouver.
Anthony Smith, a man believed to have been in a Toronto gang, was murdered. Smith was also seen in a photo with Mayor Rob Ford next to a crack house prior to his murder, which means a sitting mayor of a major city has to publicly deny having him killed.
"Well, I don't like eating on the subways and on the streetcars. I'm going to cut that out. It's messy, I don't think it's white man standard or white man's way. I don't like torture, for instance. Anyone who tortures, as far as I'm concerned, is not a wh…
No, not that Al Gore. But anyway, it's an election year in Toronto and Rob Ford is running for mayor again, which means the campaign promises to be like a Rob Ford fart—long, loud, messy, and fueled at least partly by vodka and cheeseburgers.