"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.
To beat a nasty nitrous addiction, Harvard and Stanford grad Lilith Starr turned to Satan.
We spoke to a guy who's got himself hooked on being financially dominated by online dominatrixes.
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have stumbled upon a compound that essentially negates the effects of cocaine.
Experts estimate that more than 3 million Americans between the ages of eight and 18 could be suffering from video game dependency, and in many cases this addiction can consume their entire lives.
Alex works in the central office of a non-disclosed national Australian bank as a lender. Until last year he was using ice at work. Here's how he did it.
Internet addiction is not an official condition yet recognized in the DSM-V. But a recent search for "internet addiction help" revealed various rehab centers for internet addiction, therapists who specialize in the condition, as well as this handy quiz.
On Christmas Eve, a guy named 'Dollar Billions' sprayed a woman with a hose to get her off his property, and for internet points.
It seems inevitable that the marijuana industry will be dominated by major corporations, but what will those corporations look like?
"The pioneers of drug use were looking for a particular experience, and they found it after a journey. Now you just get the destination and miss the journey."
Benzos might soften the blow of the odd comedown, but trust me: The more you rely on it, the more powerful it becomes.
The government is cutting state-controlled healthcare and filling the deficit by allowing tax money to pay for out-sourced, private-controlled care, operating under market forces. As a result, we had a doctor describe medicine's bleak future in the UK.
The quarterly magazine – now available in the UK – is sold by drug users as an alternative to "theft and prostitution", and might actually give you some helpful pointers.
At his lowest point, Bram watched up to eight hours of TV every day and lost track of his studies, friends, and bills.
VICE editor Wilbert L. Cooper traveled to Southern California, the region with the highest concentration of high-end rehab clinics, to explore the peculiar and troubling side of the "for-profit" addiction-treatment industry.
They're cheap, they're legal, and they're easy to get a hold of. But how dangerous are drugs like Valium, Xanax, and Tramadol?
Wilbert L. Cooper traveled to Southern California, the region with the highest concentration of high-end rehab clinics, to explore the peculiar and troubling side of the "for profit" addiction treatment industry.