We traveled along the heroin trafficking route from Afghanistan into Iran, Turkey, and Eastern Europe, meeting growers, addicts, and experts along the way.
"Y'all need to raise up off me Canada."
Meet filmmaker Phillip Wood, who turned his lens onto his father to patch up their broken relationship and understand substance abuse disorders.
In his new book Shooting Up, the Polish historian Lukasz Kamienski traces the history of drugs in warfare, from the Viking berserkers to the Mumbai attacks.
From pregnant strippers shooting up to militiamen wading through swampy waters, Roberto Minervini's documentary The Other Side takes an intimate look at those living on the fringes of American society.
The druggy generation raised on DARE and "Just Say No" in the 1980s is trying a new strategy.
Last week, it was revealed Richard Nixon launched his war on drugs to target people he didn't like—but he's not the only one to use narcotics as a hammer to beat his enemies.
The transition from pills to heroin happened in the blink of an eye.
Following the success of Vancouver Insite program, Toronto looks like it will be getting its own swath of safe injection sites for drug users.
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.
The gang, from Holland and the northwest of the UK, was importing guns, weed, coke, MDMA, and heroin.
Mar 9, 2016
So far in 2016, half of the cops shot in New York were hit by friendly fire.
The actual dollar cost of addiction for an individual can be catastrophic.
Ewan McGregor, Kelly MacDonald and Irvine Welsh talk about the book, the filming of the movie, the backlash and the sequel.
As a heroin addict, I saw suicidal friends overdose. In a country where ODs now kill more people than car accidents, undercounting intentional drug deaths is a risk we can't afford.
People are still getting haircuts at the place despite a sprawling indictment from the Brooklyn DA's office.
Since the age of 17, I've had three long-term relationships—and all three were with men who were addicted to heroin.
A high-profile bust shows how stronger varieties of heroin are arriving in a state infamous for prescription drug "pill mills."
Addicts are needlessly dying of overdose because so many powerful people view "drugs to fight drugs" as suspect.
A billion-dollar international heroin scheme got dozens of mobsters arrested in the mid 80s. But did the 17-month trial actually do anything?
Mix coke and booze if you want to damage your heart, weed and alcohol if you want to make yourself dizzy and sick, and MDMA and acid if you want to go temporarily insane.
Ukraine's drug addicts have always been at risk for deadly diseases, but the precarious economic situation and the war has only increased the danger of contagion.
We need new, more flexible ways of regulating drugs—especially opioids—in order to truly protect the public.
The ability to buy the opiate antidote without a prescription is a big step toward cutting down heroin-related deaths.