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Health

The First Fentanyl Addict

The first people addicted to fentanyl were the doctors and anaesthesiologists trained to administer it.
Rumana D’Souza
10.24.16
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Photos of the Synthetic Drug Epidemic That's Ravaged Gaza

For years now, Gaza has been rocked by the proliferation of a synthetic opiate called Tramadol. We sent a photographer to document sales, police confiscations, and the human suffering that pushes people into opiate use.
Antonio Faccilongo
10.2.16
News

Everything We Know About Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills, Which May Have Killed Prince

Bootleg fentanyl from China has flooded the illicit opioid market in both the US and Canada.
VICE Staff
8.23.16
Culture

What It’s Like to Take Opioids for Pain

Read an excerpt from Carlyn Zwarenstein's 'Opium Eater: The New Confessions' about a writer's struggle with opiates to cure her chronic pain.
Carlyn Zwarenstein
6.27.16
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Is Codeine Too Easy to Get in Australia? These Young Addicts Think So

Australia is one of the few countries where codeine painkillers are available over the counter. We asked three addicts whether changing this would alter their habits.
Locke Fitzpatrick
5.5.16
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7,665 Days: This Is What It's Like to See Tool Live Again After 21 Years in Prison

Tool's music stuck with me, even though I was hardly able to listen to it for decades.
Seth Ferranti
2.1.16
Stuff

Former Users Describe the First Time They Tried Heroin

What is it about smack that makes people want to throw away their lives?
David Allegretti
11.6.15
Stuff

What Fracking and Oxycodone Taught Me About Life Choices

What are the small transgressions that turn nice people into criminals? To find out, we asked a fracker turned convicted drug dealer.
Charlie Braithwaite
4.14.15
News

Somehow West Virginia Uses the Most Mind-Altering Drugs and Alaska Uses the Least

Apparently, West Virginia uses the most mood-altering drugs, and Alaska uses the least.
Mike Pearl
4.2.15