The story of how my gamer guilt transformed into a humbling lesson on being human.
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 drug war distorts how we think about drugs themselves. You might put on Facebook, 'I had a great bottle of wine last night', but you'd be foolish to put 'I had a great line of coke last night'."
But can human beings be trusted to be in complete control over their emotional reality?
A lost fortune, an attempted murder... Stephen Gerard-Hayden has lived a life you wouldn't believe.
VICE Japan investigates 'yaba,' the methamphetamine-based drug sweeping Thailand, and the unique rehab program to cure addicts through daily group vomiting sessions.
For decades, connoisseurs of psychedelics have said that "set and setting"—your state of mind and your environment—influence how you experience drugs. And they're right.
How did I get myself into this mess? Just look at them. How can you say no?
A disturbing number of people in Sarnia, Ontario, are abusing a powerful painkiller that is 100 times stronger than morphine or 40 times stronger than heroin
Being educated about drugs in a personal, real-life context is not on the school curriculum—a problem that the Amy Winehouse Foundation is trying to fix.
While there are serious, unanswered questions about the health risks of e-cigarettes, critics warn that overly strict regulations may discourage cigarette smokers from making the switch from the more dangerous product.
The author of Where Did You Sleep Last Night shared an exclusive extra chapter with VICE.
There are tons of businesses profiting off of cigarette smokers who want to quit, but almost nobody is trying to make money from weaning people off weed.
We talked to directors Benny and Joshua Safdie and their powerful lead actress, Arielle Holmes, about life on the streets, death, and the intense process of shooting the film.
Tham Krabok, Thailand's monastic equivalent to the Betty Ford Clinic, helps people overcome their addictions by living like monks and drinking a "cleansing" brown liquid that makes them vomit excessively each day.
Her books gave me the courage to run away from my dysfunctional home and find a better life for myself.
"We recently had an elderly woman in here selling her used mattress protector because she'd spent all her money on pokies."
Reports of drug users with "superhuman strength" seem overblown, but the new synthetic drug is a serious problem in Florida's Broward County, say cops and addiction specialists.
Does casual smoking actually work? We asked some experts to find out.
Mobile gambling alone could be worth $100 billion by the end of this decade. But the collaboration between addictive technology and the old-school world of casino gambling faces several ideological conflicts.
It took more than a decade, countless pledges to quit cold turkey, and some harsh words from my grandmother, but I've finally decided to start taking my dependence on weed seriously.
I fall in love at first sight every day. Also, love at first sext. There will never be enough sexts to sate my longing.
Is jerking off in front of a screen limiting our imaginations and harming our orgasms?
We get a crash course from a professional gaming commentator, take a trip to gaming rehab, and try on character costumes at the HQ of South Korea's best cosplay team.