The dubious idea that we might "enable" our partners or loved ones suffering from addiction lingers—despite being unscientific and straight-up harmful.
NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and metabolism, improve your cardiovascular health, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. All this, of course, sounds incredibly unlikely—so I thought I'd see for myself.
For the past decade, Puerto Rican officials have sent nearly 800 heroin users to the mainland United States to get treatment. Many of them end up in Chicago, still using drugs and living on the streets.
The author died in 2014 at age 29 from endocarditis due to IV drug use with contaminated needles and related conditions—before the heroin problem was being treated like a national crisis.
Snap polls suggest Hillary Clinton won the first debate, Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group sign a peace deal, water plumes may have been spotted above Jupiter's moon, and more.
And how one new film is trying to change that.
We know from a century of prohibition that cutting down the supply of a desired drug tends to encourage stronger, shadier alternatives.
"People may become obsessed by their ever faithful, ever pleasing sex robot lovers," an expert warned.
America's political and religious leaders are issuing dire warnings about the damaging effects of pornography—warnings that aren't backed up by the science.
Bootleg fentanyl from China has flooded the illicit opioid market in both the US and Canada.
We speak to the makers of We Happy Few and LISA about proper drug representation in gaming.
"I mean, even though some people die with others at their bedside, don't we all face death alone?"
"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'
This is what happened when Goldman Sachs cash paid for teenage inmates on Rikers Island to try a bizarre therapy tinged with Scientology.
When your real dad is a volatile drug addict, you start looking to Homer Simpson and your landlord for fatherly advice.
One of the characters in VICE's new documentary DOPESICK talks about the realities of getting sober and how losing a friend to the drug inspired her to try and get help for others.
On June 22, VICE will air the immersive and personal feature film about Canada's fentanyl crisis told from the perspective of a social network of drug users.
Most American recreational drug users turn up their noses at the drug known as special k, but in the UK, it's become fully integrated into the country's party scene.
I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in a suicide smock rolling around on the floor in a concrete room.
It seems like I've divided my feelings into categories, the way that one might do with fragrance types: floral, citrus, earthy, smoky, gourmand, spicy.
The participants chose bongs and pipes over bananas and apples. But can you really blame them?
It's no secret that games can kill people. And VR gaming, with its massively increased feeling of immersion, its total shutting out of the real world, could continue these sad stories.
Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of VICE on HBO, airing June 3 at 11 PM.
This makes keggers a little more depressing.