What It's Like to Detox in Jail

The small, communal toilet was in the corner of the pod, enclosed by a short stall that did nothing to keep the smell of diarrhea, vomit, and blood from overtaking the unit.


Welcome to Rehab

“I am tired of the putrid stench of sweat and the overwhelming compulsion to use, use, use because if I don’t, I will die.”


Should Heroin Be Available on Prescription in the UK?

According to the experts: yes.


What the Opiate Crisis Looks Like from Inside a BC Prison

An inmate describes long waitlists for treatment, black market suboxone, a lack of clean needles, and the risk of overdose on release.


What Hollywood Often Ignores in Films About Drugs

And how one new film is trying to change that.


The Canadian City Fighting Back Against Its Deadly Fentanyl Problem

A disturbing number of people in Sarnia, Ontario, are abusing a powerful painkiller that is 100 times stronger than morphine or 40 times stronger than heroin


Australian Heroin Addicts Can't Use Ibogaine to Kick the Habit

Many swear by the addiction-ridding powers of the controversial psychotropic plant, but it remains banned in Australia.


Could This Cocaine Antidote Help Addicts Get Better by Ruining Drugs?

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have stumbled upon a compound that essentially negates the effects of cocaine.


Burma's Heroin Addicts Are Plagued by Cheap Drugs and Conspiracy Theories

It's hard to get clean when a hit of high-grade heroin costs less than $2.


Britain Needs to Give Heroin Addicts Something Better Than Methadone

For six years I’ve been struggling to beat a heroin addiction, and I'm convinced that trying to switch over to methadone isn't the answer—but the people in charge of drug policy in the UK disagree.


I Spent the Day with a Man Who Says He's Been Stabbed 13 Times

Jeff's been to hell and back.


Bucharest Is Not a Good Place to Be a Heroin Addict

Unless you're into police brutality and an enforced lack of medical attention.