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.
The World's Other Opioid Crisis
How the war on drugs forces sick, poor people to die in unnecessary agony.
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.
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.
Australian Fentanyl Deaths Are Up 1,800 Percent
The drug that killed Prince and Lil Peep has also claimed a lot of Australians.
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.”
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.
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.
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.