DRUG ADDICTION

Essays

'A Star Is Born' Examines Pop's Destructive Relationship with Drug Abuse

The film, starring Lady Gaga in her first feature role, is a harsh look at the realities of fame.
Sarah MacDonald
9.11.18
Op-Ed

Musicians with Substance-Use Disorders Deserve Empathy Not Hysteria

The reaction to Demi Lovato's hospitalisation this week shows how much further we in the media, and the general public, still have to go.
El Hunt
7.26.18
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
soccer

The Immortal Maradona: The Many Times That Diego Cheated Death

The soccer legend, who recently turned 57, has seemed on multiple occasions to have his days numbered—but he's always managed to stick around. Did someone say the hand of God?
Juan José Relmucao
11.12.17
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
doc gooden

Friends and Family Fear Doc Gooden is a "Complete Junkie-Addict"

It sounds like Doc Gooden is in a bad way and his friends and family are worried about him.
Dave Brown
8.23.16
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
Music

Watch Macklemore and President Obama Speak About Drug Abuse

"If I hadn't gotten the help I needed when I needed it, I definitely wouldn't be here today."
John Hill
5.14.16
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
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