Opiates

7.9.18

The Medics Who Get High On Their Own Supply

With stressful jobs and easy access to pharmaceutical grade opiates, it's no wonder some doctors get hooked on the drugs they use on their patients.

9.16.17

The Secret Lives of Functioning Heroin Users

"I use on a lunchtime at work, only a couple of lines or so, which I smoke in the disabled toilet."

3.28.17

How Canada's Opioid Crisis is Challenging the Stigma of Heroin Use

Fentanyl is changing everything we thought we knew about drugs and who uses them.

12.7.16

I Tried Kratom, the Latest Drug the US Wants to Ban

While kratom is still legal in Canada, the person I bought it from said it's "not for human consumption." I tried it anyway.

10.31.16

What It’s Like Saving Lives on the Front Lines of an Opioid Crisis

"It's been chaos and constant putting out fires, not only in our building of 90 residents, but on the streets, in the alleys."

10.20.16

Canada’s Private Drug Rehab Industry Is Unregulated Chaos

In most parts of the country, anyone can open a drug rehab clinic, even if they don't have medical credentials, and make hundreds of thousands of dollars off of it.

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10.5.16

What Happens When Drugs Become Too Powerful for Overdose Kits?

Naloxone kits are failing more and more often because drugs like fentanyl are more potent than they've ever been. Health officials say new approaches are necessary.

10.2.16

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.

9.22.16

What Hollywood Often Ignores in Films About Drugs

And how one new film is trying to change that.

9.8.16

It’s Never Been Less Safe to Try Out Drugs

College is often the time when you start really experimenting with drugs, but doing so is increasingly dangerous. Here's what you need to know in 2016.

9.5.16

Fentanyl-Laced Coke May Have Caused Nine Overdoses in 20 Minutes in Canada Over The Weekend

Police in the Canadian town say emergency crews were called to four separate houses at almost the exact same time.

8.11.16

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.

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