narcan

Drugs

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 criminalise.
Elizabeth Brico
5.16.19
addiction

How One Group Is Expanding Access to Overdose-Reversing Drugs Through the Mail

Since people can already order fentanyl and other harmful drugs via the darknet, NEXT wants to make obtaining items that reduce harm just as easy to get.
Maia Szalavitz
3.4.19
addiction

This Is What it's Like to Overdose on Heroin Nine Times

And then finally stop.
Elizabeth Brico
1.31.19
VICE TONIC

This Is What it's Like to Overdose on Heroin Nine Times

And then finally stop.
Elizabeth Brico
10.9.17
Features

Everything You Need to Know About Fentanyl in British Columbia’s Party Scene

With opioid-related deaths on the rise across Canada, here's what clubs and festivals are doing to fight back.
Hollie McGowan
11.23.16
Drugs

Everything You Should Know About Carfentanil, the Drug Even Deadlier Than Fentanyl

It's allegedly been used as a chemical weapon and is an elephant tranquilizer—now, it's being spiked into heroin.
Allison Tierney
8.11.16
Stuff

What It’s Like to Be Revived from an Opioid Overdose

'If I was alone, like I often was when I was using, there would have been no way I could have helped myself.'
Anonymous as Told to Allison Tierney
7.22.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cops Are Investigating Whether Prince's Death Was an Overdose

Law enforcement officials are looking into any drugs Prince might have taken prior to his death, and whether a doctor was in the mix.
VICE Staff
4.30.16
High Wire

White Parents Are Fighting Back Against the Drug War They Helped Create

In previous decades the mothers and fathers of addicts advocated for punishing addicts harshly, but a new generation of parent-activists has embraced a gentler approach.
Maia Szalavitz
11.20.15
VICE News

Back from the Brink: Heroin's Antidote

VICE News went to Massachusetts to see how effective Narcan—a nasal spray that can halt opiate overdoses instantly—has been in stopping fatal overdoses.
VICE Staff
12.2.14
News

Montreal Is Experiencing a Rash of Fatal Overdoses and No One Knows Why

Montreal’s drug traffic has been going through big shifts after one of the local mafias running the trade saw its leader disappear. Some think the bad batch of drugs circulating through the city could have come from inexperienced dealers taking...
Flavie Halais
7.18.14
Bad Cop Blotter

Should Police Officers Be Fired After They Kill Dogs?

A sheriff's deputy in Texas got canned after he killed a family pet, but does the punishment fit the crime?
Lucy Steigerwald
4.28.14