We called up the survey's founder and director Adam Winstock to discuss his key findings, insights, and some of the most interesting facts revealed in his mass of drug data from recent years.
This is how the United Kingdom would be taking drugs if the law had anything to do with how harmful they actually are.
He tried to get a "dirty deed done dirt cheap," but instead of getting a "big gun" to "shoot to thrill," Phill Rudd appears to be on the "highway to hell," or at least prison.
We looked into which drugs will compromise your chances of conceiving, which drugs will screw up your pregnancy, and which ones are, all things considered, relatively safe.
Oct 28, 2014
The numbers used to prove Australia is in an ice epidemic don't prove that at all.
Calling methamphetamine use an 'epidemic' is a misuse of language; it's a deceptive metaphor. Ebola, an actual epidemic, is not contracted voluntarily.
The older you get, the less wise it is to habitually use cocaine, meth, weed, acid, or heroin—especially if you're planning on having a child in the near future. We got an expert panel to explain just what drugs will do to your "little swimmers."
In 2005, meth was a cheap alternative to the pricier drugs on the market, and it wasn't a crowded field. It was a new phenomenon for Lebanon.
This is the last in a four-part series on housing the substantial homeless population in San Francisco. Randy showed us what it's like living in the margins of America's most overpriced city.
VICE offices around the world have been using the Godlike, all-seeing power of Google Trends to unearth some awkward truths about our own internet habits. This week was New Zealand's turn.
Meth and moonshine have drawn comparisons before, but in Appalachia, an area where moonshine once reigned, the local culture and customs may have helped the meth trade thrive.
Jul 10, 2014
The White House wants to move away from the war on drugs and emphasize treatment. Cool. But continuing to hype the evils of marijuana legalization in the face of all available evidence coming out of Colorado and Washington is silly.
In 2002 Pattaya, Thailand invited foreigners to assist them, at first for translation and as an informal tourist information service, but its scope has since been widened to include real law enforcement.
The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) analyzed sewage to determine which drug was most widely used in each area. We turned their analysis into a helpful guide.
Rick Van Wickler runs New Hampshire's 230-inmate Cheshire County Correctional Facility, a county-funded facility where his word is law. But his lockup differs from most because of Van Wickler's unorthodox view of crime and punishment.
If you smoked crack in the last 30 years, you probably also graduated from D.A.R.E. We spoke to seven drug addicts to find out what they learned from D.A.R.E.
Tuesday's vote produced a mayor-elect who has embraced the idea of blanket decriminalization, but will he carry that wish to fruition in a city tormented by violent crime?
Photographer Matt Desouza talks about his experience documenting the life of a 32-year-old meth dealer and addict named Diablo, who does most of his business in a McDonald's.
Hamilton Morris recently investigated how an antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV became part of a drug epidemic. Here's some other drugs that can still be pre…
Honolulu is famous for its hotels and beaches, but the city's underbelly is right in plain sight—people tend to think of our town as beautiful, so they can't see it for what it is.
When AMC's Breaking Bad premiered in 2008, one of Alabama's most successful meth cooks was already building a massive meth empire. His name? Walter White.
Alternate ending # 12: No episode airs. The station says it has been postponed until next week. And next week, they say next week. On and on like that until everyone who was alive when the show began is dead.
For a show that has put a decent amount of characters in the ground, screening the last episode of Breaking Bad in a graveyard came across as one last dark joke. We came not only to bury Walter White, but also to praise him.
As a chemist and someone interested in psychoactive drugs, I'm a huge fan of Breaking Bad. Although the clandestine chemistry always appeared accurate at first glance, I desired a more detailed critique of Walter White's syntheses.