It still shocks me when people react negatively to my stealing. I guess part of the horror/beauty of mental illness is the totally blinkered relationship you develop with risk. Getting busted doesn't even occur to me.
"I would smell the alcohol on her breath, and it would really stress me out because of my prior drinking problem."
"My favorite place to be is oblivion."
We traveled along the heroin trafficking route from Afghanistan into Iran, Turkey, and Eastern Europe, meeting growers, addicts, and experts along the way.
Poverty and opiate addiction have devastated small towns in West Virginian. What can be done to help people take back their lives?
Meet filmmaker Phillip Wood, who turned his lens onto his father to patch up their broken relationship and understand substance abuse disorders.
Krisha is a home movie, of sorts, that takes place in the literal home of director Trey Shults's mother. His real-life aunt plays the titular, drug-addled character, and Shults himself plays her estranged son.
The transition from pills to heroin happened in the blink of an eye.
Harm reduction agencies are giving chronic alcoholics "beverage-alcohol" to stop them from drinking poison.
I was expecting my friend Lina to return with money for the coke Matt and I had just fronted her. I spent the next five years of my life dealing with the repercussions of that day.
Breaking Bad is probably the best known pop-culture example of a drug merchant's life getting turned inside-out, but it happens to ordinary people the world over. We interviewed several about how dealing complicated their lives and relationships.
The actual dollar cost of addiction for an individual can be catastrophic.
When I was a kid, my dad was a charming cowboy loved by his friends. But now the only thing left of that man is a bolo tie.
On the 20th anniversary of the cinematic release of Trainspotting, we speak to members of Calton Athletic, the soccer team-cum-recovery group that was brought in to keep the film authentic.
Since the age of 17, I've had three long-term relationships—and all three were with men who were addicted to heroin.
A Columbia University psychiatry professor talks about what he's learned from trying the drug himself and studying it over the years.
According to the Prison Officers Association, one guard who believed he was exposed to synthetic cannabis "spent the night tearing at the top of his head."
What would John Stewart Mill say about weed? Are psychedelics OK if they expand your mind? Are drugs a bad thing from a moral standpoint? We asked an expert.
When you've got a true problem with alcohol, your only two options are quitting or dying.
We need new, more flexible ways of regulating drugs—especially opioids—in order to truly protect the public.
The Progressive Conservative government made the decision due to "budget constraints."
Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is the latest celebrity to hire someone to keep them sober, but many experts don't think that sort of coaches are necessary.
We spoke to three people in various stages and methods of recovery to talk about how they relapsed during Thanksgiving and Christmas, and how they plan to make it through this year.
Australia's viral Stoner Sloth antidrug PSAs show why stigmatizing and mocking addicts never helps them.