opioid

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
Drugs

The World's Other Opioid Crisis

How the war on drugs forces sick, poor people to die in unnecessary agony.
JS Rafaelli
4.7.19
Australia Today

Australians Take $9 Billion Worth of Drugs a Year, According to Poo Samples

The latest wastewater results reveal the true extent of Australia's passion for getting high.
Gavin Butler
2.20.19
Unites States of Addiction

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.
Elizabeth Brico
11.26.18
Drugs

Australian Fentanyl Deaths Are Up 1,800 Percent

The drug that killed Prince and Lil Peep has also claimed a lot of Australians.
Mahmood Fazal
11.27.17
Opioids

Justin Trudeau ‘Not Philosophically Opposed’ to Legal Heroin

During a live chat with the Vancouver Sun, the PM said he’s a “big fan of evidence-based policy.”
Sarah Berman
12.21.16
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
News

Can Locking Up Pill-Pushing Doctors Put an End to Prescription Drug Abuse?

Last week, Dr. Lisa Tseng was found guilty of second-degree murder for writing prescriptions that led to patient overdoses. But it's not clear that punishing doctors will help addicts in need.
Jennifer Swann
11.3.15
Stuff

A Drug that Reverses Opioid Overdoses Is About to Be Sold Over-the-Counter in Australia

Easier access to naloxone could lead to a sizable decrease in opioid-related deaths.
Paul Gregoire
10.16.15