Conviction figures released exclusively to VICE reveal lots of information about the way the UK trades in drugs. We look at the reasons why black people are represented so disproportionately.
Two case studies in different areas of the UK demonstrate that a blanket ban on all psychoactive substances isn't going to have nearly the kind of effect the Home Office believes it will.
While the government drew up new counterproductive drug legislation, police officers around Britain took it upon themselves to react against the war on drugs.
Many of the world's most popular drugs took off in gay clubs, but it looks like the days of gay men being "early adopters" of new psychoactive substances are numbered.
Psychedelic expert Andy Roberts talks about bad trips, set and setting, and how to figure out how strong a tab is.
Every couple of weeks in the UK there are reports of heroin users appearing in court to face shoplifting charges. I hung out with a couple of them to see what their world is like.
The Irish minister in charge of the national drugs strategy advocates both heroin injecting rooms and the decriminalization of drug possession for personal amounts.
It's the Jekyll and Hyde of recreational drugs: Take the right dose and its euphoric; take a milligram too much and it becomes deadly.
Levamisole, a common cutting agent in cocaine, made the news recently for its apparent skin-destroying properties—but there's a lot more to the substance than that.
British police have a long history of spreading disinformation about illegal drugs, which—in the long run—doesn't help anyone.
Exploring how British "drug dens" have changed since all the media interest a decade ago.
Last year saw the most drug-related deaths in England and Wales since rec began.
Thanks to the dark web, anyone with an internet connection can become a drug wholesaler—of course, the dark web won't protect you from going to prison.
Examining all the factors that make certain parts of the UK relatively non-violent places to be a drug user, while others are a landscape of stabbings and robberies.
A recent government report revealed that there's been a spike in how many pills and acid tabs are being consumed by people in the UK.
For Lambeth council, clamping down on NOS canister litter is an easier win that focusing on the borough's real drug issues.
Naloxone is a miracle drug that can bring people back from the brink of an overdose. Problem is, a mixture of fear and austerity is keeping local English councils from getting their hands on the stuff.
A hint: far more self-destructively.
Everything you need to know about "robot weed," the UK's new nightmare drug.
A whopping 70 percent of the UK's students have taken an illegal substance at some point, according to a survey that serves as a map of the country's drug scene.
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.
Thanks to the online drug markets and advances in chemistry, pills in Britain—and throughout Europe—have become extremely potent.
An expert we spoke to believes the fallout from the Evolution scam could result in multiple people being killed.
Edward Follis talks about becoming close with Hajji Juma Khan, a billionaire Taliban financier, in order to set him up and eventually take him to prison.