The First Fentanyl Addict
The first people addicted to fentanyl were the doctors and anaesthesiologists trained to administer it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Former Users Describe the First Time They Tried Heroin
What is it about smack that makes people want to throw away their lives?
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.
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.