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.
This morning, Obama visits Hiroshima, the UN has warned that civilians are in 'danger of starvation' in Syria, Trump pledges to cancel the Paris climate agreement, and more.
Mixing drugs and romance can lead to startlingly different outcomes.
I've been in the crystal game for less than a year and already my thoughts and well-being have become controlled by quartzes, amethysts, tourmalines, and calcites.
We spoke to some high-functioning drug users in their 40s about their vices and how drugs have affected their lives.
A new investigation shows Oxycontin doesn't last nearly as long as advertised for many patients.
Days after a study suggested synthetic cannabis can be as physically addictive as heroin, we met some users who are stuck in the throes of addiction.
A seemingly normal conference room is a new frontier for drug policy in America.
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 Virginia. 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.