Vapes and E-Cigarettes Could Soon Be Classified as ‘Drugs’ in India

Does the device considered a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes deserve to be criminalised while tobacco companies continue to get away?

Shamani Joshi

Victorians Are Doing More Ecstasy and Heroin Than Anyone Else in Australia

Researchers from the Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program also found that MDMA use in Australia was the highest they'd ever seen.

Gavin Butler

Indian Clothes Factories Have Been Busted Giving Employees Illegal 'Painkillers' That Are Messing With Their Periods

To ensure max productivity, the unmarked pills are given under strict supervision and often lead to side-effects like depression, UTIs and miscarriages.

Shamani Joshi

The Next Great El Chapo Mystery: How the Hell Did His Family Get U.S. Visas?

The drug kingpin's mother says her family has “humanitarian” visas to visit Chapo in prison. Advocates and federal agents are shocked.

Keegan Hamilton

You’ll Soon Be Allowed to Buy Amyl in Australian Pharmacies—But There’s A Catch

The Australian government has backed down on its plan to make poppers illegal. The decision comes with a few caveats, though.

Gavin Butler

The Inside Story of Europe's First Narco-State

A young generation of Albanians are caught between organized crime's politics, rampant unemployment, and the fast cash of Class A drugs.

Monty Reed

The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids

Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.

Maia Szalavitz

Photos of Life in a Barcelona Drug Squat

Photographer Sasha Asensio spent time in one of the dozens of 'narcopisos' in Barcelona.

VICE Staff

A Friend Once Warned the Billionaire Behind OxyContin That He "Could Become Pablo Escobar of the New Millennium”

"I hate to say this, but ..." the friend wrote to Richard Sackler in a 2002 email.

Emma Ockerman

More Drug Users Are Intentionally Using Fentanyl Amid Overdose Crisis, Study Finds

The way we think about harm reduction and fentanyl should change, Canadian researchers suggest.

Luke Ottenhof

How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs

“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.

Suzannah Weiss

Woman Avoids Drug Driving Charges by Claiming THC was From ‘Passive Smoking’

The magistrate admitted that "scientists do not know everything about THC and its rate and method of absorption."

Gavin Butler