I was a living cliche: a failed musician who then spends his time criticizing other musicians.
Many of the world's most popular drugs took off in gay clubs, but it looks like the days of gay men being "early adopters" of new psychoactive substances are numbered.
Not saying it's a good idea, but last week a bunch of fuzzy-faced undergraduates in Leeds proved that anybody can become a drug lord these days.
We talked to some British male escorts about the popularity of GHB, mephedrone and crystal meth at gay sex parties, and how they're expected to take these drugs as part of their jobs.
Millions of us take drugs. But for those who aren't feeling great about themselves, the need for escapism can be stronger. Unfortunately, this chemical sanctuary can worsen people's mental health.
The results of a five-year-long study have found that 34 percent of young LGB people had made at least one suicide attempt in their lives.
Last year it was bath salts, the year before that it was mephedrone – but there has always been bullshit.
It's all pretty sweet till armed police or men with pick-axes kick your door down.
I interviewed Dr Owen Bowden-Jones about ketamine bladder, "cartoon vision" and the new trend for getting high off metal cleaner.
Getting uppity about internet drugs seems kind of pointless if all you're doing is advertising them.
When your sanity falls off a cliff, you stop taking MXE and start talking to God.