When heroin users die from an overdose, some prosecutors pursue full-fledged murder charges against the dealers or friends who provided the drugs. Possible sentences include life without parole.
The author of White Out and the new memoir Gamelife on how his computer-game habit changed his life for the better.
Last year saw the most drug-related deaths in England and Wales since rec began.
Too many Americans die of overdoses that could be prevented by a combination of policy shifts and education.
Examining all the factors that make certain parts of the UK relatively non-violent places to be a drug user, while others are a landscape of stabbings and robberies.
The crack problem in Frankfurt's Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood has gotten so bad, residents are nostalgic for the days when heroin was addicts' drug of choice.
A disturbing number of people in Sarnia, Ontario, are abusing a powerful painkiller that is 100 times stronger than morphine or 40 times stronger than heroin
Paul Massey once claimed that nobody had the "fucking balls" to try to take his life.
Heroin is like Aladdin's lamp: it will make you think that your wishes are coming true, that you are in control of your life.
The author and former it girl known as Christiane F. now faces criminal charges for personal offense, aggravated assault, and animal abuse.
Romania's most oppressed ethnic group is suffering from a drug-fueled HIV epidemic, and nobody gives a damn.
Despite the claims of some government agencies, research has shown that the overwhelming majority of addictions do not start with a prescription, and most opioid prescriptions do not cause addiction.
Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as "El Chapo," surpassed Pablo Escobar as the most successful drug kingpin of all time years ago. This weekend, he pulled off his second elaborate escape from prison.
Asif Kapadia's Amy is a brilliant reminder of why we fell in love with pop music's greatest recent jazz singer. But it tells a skewed story of the 27-year-old's death.
Naloxone is a miracle drug that can bring people back from the brink of an overdose. Problem is, a mixture of fear and austerity is keeping local English councils from getting their hands on the stuff.
The author of Where Did You Sleep Last Night shared an exclusive extra chapter with VICE.
We talked to directors Benny and Joshua Safdie and their powerful lead actress, Arielle Holmes, about life on the streets, death, and the intense process of shooting the film.
We met the daughter of notorious French drug trafficker Gaëtan Zampa in Marseille to talk about her relationship with her father and the city's history as a drug smuggling port.
About 154 pounds of dope are now in police custody.
This is great for both the medical community and (maybe) the illegal drug manufacturing community.
For a number of young players released from their contracts, selling large quantities of cocaine seems like the easiest way to maintain the lifestyle they once enjoyed.
Gloucester, Massachusetts, is set to introduce a drug-forgiveness-and-treatment program for opioid users, the first of its kind in the nation.
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Time appears to be running out for Australia's convicted drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia.
This man got so carried away with his own hype that he pretended stacks of cash were a cell phone.