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.
Republican Paul LePage has been called a racist for his remarks, but his communications director claims he was "not making comments about race."
Governments around the world aren't making any great strides, so it looks like drug users are going to have to take it upon themselves.
We also examine the evolution of heroin use in NYC, discuss racism in the UK club scene, and investigate the inaccurate science behind history's most famous bridge collapse.
Dec 14, 2015
Mong La is a 5,000-square-kilometer fiefdom in the Golden Triangle that is infamous for the flagrancy of its sin-based industries like prostitution, gambling, and the selling of endangered animals.
Police corruption, brand names, open-air bazaars—the history of heroin in NYC shows how drug laws tend to exacerbate rather than help the problem.
With overdoses up, white America is spooked about the heroin problem, but officials are determined to fight back with education, not arrests.
In previous decades the mothers and fathers of addicts advocated for punishing addicts harshly, but a new generation of parent-activists has embraced a gentler approach.
VICE Australia spent a night with a woman who plays a crucial role in protecting the legal rights of Aboriginal people who've gotten arrested.
Every couple of weeks in the UK there are reports of heroin users appearing in court to face shoplifting charges. I hung out with a couple of them to see what their world is like.
If Paul Hannaford's stories about suicide attempts, smearing his body with his own feces, and injecting himself with dirty, blunted needles don't make you afraid of heroin, nothing will.
As heroin use hits suburban white neighborhoods hard, it's fair to wonder if the United States might soon follow the example set by Canada and some European countries by setting up safe spaces to get high.
What is it about smack that makes people want to throw away their lives?
The Irish minister in charge of the national drugs strategy advocates both heroin injecting rooms and the decriminalization of drug possession for personal amounts.
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.
Some advice that would have been more useful than: "You will die if you do drugs."
In a sign of the changing national mood on drug policy, conservative law enforcement officials are embracing the change.
The idea that one toke on a crack pipe destroys your life is popular, but it contradicts what we know about brain chemistry.