The Labor party's proposed tax hike on tobacco will almost double the price of a pack, and fuel the booming cigarette black market.
"If only he knew how little true pleasure I felt..."
Since British colonialists introduced the drug in the 40s, opium has destroyed the village of Longwa and eroded most of its social and political structures.
Called "pajdo," the drug is cheap and plentiful, but destroys the bodies of users who are already suffering under the crushing weight of poverty and racism.
What is it about smack that makes people want to throw away their lives?
Last week, Dr. Lisa Tseng was found guilty of second-degree murder for writing prescriptions that led to patient overdoses. But it's not clear that punishing doctors will help addicts in need.
We investigate if you're really getting ripped off, or are just a caffeine addicted parasite feeding off the third world.
I spoke to Tim Lee of New York Pathways about bad relationships, how abuse can lead to compulsive behavior, and why the term "sex addict" sucks.
The idea that one toke on a crack pipe destroys your life is popular, but it contradicts what we know about brain chemistry.
According to research, about 25 percent of adults who are treated for alcohol and substance abuse also have ADHD.
A recent study concluded that giving up smoking with the help of psilocybin has an 80 percent success rate. Conveniently, "Stoptober" and mushroom-picking season perfectly intersect, so I thought I'd give it a go.
According to many studies, weed seems more like a filter that keep people away from stronger drugs than a stepping stone into life-destroying addiction.
Founder Alex Eaton says that simply having a place where men can go to talk about their feelings could prevent many suicides.
After decades of false starts, a legit political movement aimed at addressing addiction as a public health problem and led by those who are most affected by it may finally be taking shape.
An e-cig is not medicine, the school says.
In a country where 14 percent of teens are addicted to electronic media, an emerging rehab industry is finding new ways to reintroduce people to the real world.
Once young people age out of BC's broken foster care system, they are offered no support and often end up living on the streets of Vancouver.
We had a chat with Norman Ohler, whose latest book, Der Totale Rausch, explains the story behind the Nazis' "performance enhancing" drug habits.
The author of White Out and the new memoir Gamelife on how his computer-game habit changed his life for the better.
I have watched the first three seasons of Arrested Development 35 times. That's a conservative guess. It might actually be a lot more.
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?