Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanising Myth
“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalize.
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin
Making Peace with the Heroin Addict I Used to Be
Getting off heroin is one thing, facing the consequences and damage of the years you spent on drugs is another.
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South Korea Trials Lazers on Road Crossings to Distract People From Their Phones
The country has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the developed world.
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Drug Dealers on Facebook Are Targeting People With Addiction
I posed as a potential customer and experienced the most aggressive marketing tactics.
This Is What it's Like to Overdose on Heroin Nine Times
And then finally stop.
Photographer Ronny Sen on Brown Sugar Addicts in Kolkata
"Addiction is complicated, and there’s a limited understanding of what recovery entails."
What One Man Learned When He Treated His Autism Symptoms With Shrooms
"That trip was like an '80s movie starring me. I saw what my life could be like, without computers and all that rubbish. It gave me the most hope I've ever known."
Excessive Social Media Use Is Like Drug Addiction, Says New Study
Scrolling through Instagram for hours could have a worse effect on your brain than you might think.
This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking
Here's how a substantial phase of sobriety could affect your immune system, sleep, and even your skin.
We All Know Social Media Can Seriously Harm Your Mental Health, So What Now?
Despite the detrimental effects of social media, we’re still completely hooked. Refinery29 Editor at Large Sarah Raphael shares her tips on how to use it safely.
These Drugs Help People Quit Drinking
For some, 12 steps are 11 too many.
I Was Suicidal and Addicted to Drugs Before I Found Yoga
"If you had told me five years ago that I would fall in love with yoga, I would have flipped you off. But here I am."