Why Ketamine Makes You Dizzy—And When to Worry
It can be a total crapshoot what you’re really getting, so it's good to know the signs of a potential overdose.
Michael K. Williams’ Drug Dealer Admits Selling Him Deadly Dose of Fentanyl
Irvin Cartagena faced a potential life sentence for supplying drugs that caused “The Wire” actor’s overdose, but a guilty plea allows for less prison time.
Cops Gave a K9 Narcan After Fentanyl Exposure. It Was ‘Totally Unnecessary.’
Police are now dragging their dogs in the widely debunked idea that simply touching fentanyl can cause an overdose.
Mississippi Voted to Ban ‘Gas Station Heroin’
A bill to ban tianeptine, or “gas station heroin,” passed in Mississippi, following reports of severe withdrawal and links to overdoses.
Tranq Dope Is Hitting California
Several overdoses in San Francisco have included “tranq,” a new combination drug associated with wounds and amputations. Its spread could be disastrous.
15-Year-Old Facing 40 Years After Allegedly Selling Fentanyl to Teen Who Died
The girl, who was arrested in Wisconsin after an 18-year-old died of an overdose, was selling fentanyl to pay off a drug debt, according to court documents.
A Key Ingredient of Tranq Dope Is Legal. Banning It Could Make Matters Worse.
House Republicans want the federal government to schedule the animal tranquilizer xylazine, part of a drug cocktail called “tranq dope.”
This Guy Plans to Open a Store That Sells Heroin, Meth, and Crack
Jerry Martin knows he’ll get arrested if he opens up a store in Vancouver that sells heroin, meth, MDMA, and more. “That’s the whole idea,” he said.
Scientists Are Making a Fentanyl Vaccine. It Won’t Solve the Overdose Crisis.
The vaccine would block people from feeling high from fentanyl.
How to Reverse an Overdose From Tranq, the Lethal Drug Spreading in the US
Narcan still works for tranq, a cocktail of fentanyl and the animal tranquilizer xylazine. Oxygen tanks can help, too.
Cities Are Teaching Drug Users How to Shoot Up Properly
Injecting drugs properly has only become more important as overdoses reach record highs and drugs like tranq continue to spread across the U.S.
People Are Dying of Overdoses in Mexico Because They Can’t Get Naloxone
Opioid overdoses are surging in Mexico, but naloxone, cheap and readily available just over the border, costs $25 a dose and requires a prescription.