DRUG ADDICTION

High Season

If a Loved One Is Struggling With Drug Addiction, Is it Wrong to Cut Ties?

"I have one sibling. Except, at the moment, it feels more like I’m an only child. My younger brother isn’t my brother anymore."
Anonymous Author
2.20.18
High Season

Melbourne's Drug Rehab Waiting List Is So Long, People Are Moving to the NT

The shortage of publicly-funded rehab beds in Victoria is driving people to move interstate. But for people struggling with addiction, like Kane, it's not easy.
Ben Ansell
2.13.18
Drugs

What It Was Like Growing Up with a Drug Addicted Mother

My mother was single, addicted to heroin, and – at least to me – the best mum in the world.
Adrian Goiginger
1.23.18
Stuff

Why Can't We All Take Modafinil?

The world's favorite smart drug is much safer than Adderall and a promising treatment for substance abuse and neurodegenerative disorders—so why can't we use it?
Daniel Oberhaus
12.1.16
Health

We Talked to a Doctor Who Treats 'Cannabis Use Disorder'

The National Institute on Drug Abuse says nine percent of marijuana users will abuse it.
Manisha Krishnan
8.19.16
Features

Depression, Isolation and Drug Addiction: When DJing Becomes a Mental Health Issue

From Avicii to Carl Cox, DJs are beginning to talk about the risks of the job.
Nick Jarvis
7.5.16
Stuff

How I Came to Terms with My Dad’s Lies, Charm and Heroin Habit

Meet filmmaker Phillip Wood, who turned his lens onto his father to patch up their broken relationship and understand substance abuse disorders.
Max Daly
4.17.16
Film

Inside the World of Meth Addicts and Militias in Rural Louisiana

Roberto Minervini's documentary <i>The Other Side</i> takes an intimate look at those living on the fringes of American society.
Whitney Mallett
4.7.16
Stuff

We Asked Drug Addicts How Much Their Habit Costs Them

The actual dollar cost of addiction for an individual can be catastrophic.
Manisha Krishnan
3.9.16
Stuff

​How it Feels When Your Dad Is Arrested for Trafficking Heroin in Thailand

In 1978, Warren Fellows was arrested in Thailand trying to smuggle 8.5 kilograms of heroin into Australia. I was two, but it changed everything.
Adrian Simon
3.7.16
Stuff

The Things My Drug-Addicted Father Gave Me

When I was a kid, my dad was a charming cowboy loved by his friends. But now the only thing left of that man is a bolo tie.
Jordan Foisy
3.4.16
Stuff

We Asked a Philosopher Whether or Not It’s OK to Do Drugs

What would John Stewart Mill say about weed? Are psychedelics OK if they expand your mind? Are drugs a bad thing from a moral standpoint? We asked an expert.
Amber Roberts
1.28.16
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