The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids
Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.
A Friend Once Warned the Billionaire Behind OxyContin That He "Could Become Pablo Escobar of the New Millennium”
"I hate to say this, but ..." the friend wrote to Richard Sackler in a 2002 email.
Fentanyl Speedballs Are the Latest Disturbing Trend in America's Opioid Crisis
Deliberately mixing the powerful and deadly drug with stimulants like coke and meth is one (dangerous) way users are adjusting to a new market.
This Is Exactly What Happens When You Overdose
Here's a step-by-step explainer.
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The New Report on Kratom Overdoses Is Scary But Kind of Misleading
Almost all of those who tested positive for kratom also tested positive for other substances.
I'm a Paramedic, Please Stop Asking Me About the Worst Thing I've Ever Seen
As a first responder, I’ve been asked this question countless times. Trust me, you don’t want to know.
The Truth About Drug Dealers Lacing Cocaine with Fentanyl
Authorities have spoken out about the threat of fentanyl in recreational drugs, but there's reason to believe their claims are overblown.
How One Group Is Expanding Access to Overdose-Reversing Drugs Through the Mail
Since people can already order fentanyl and other harmful drugs via the darknet, NEXT wants to make obtaining items that reduce harm just as easy to get.
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The Men Who Catch Your Lobsters Are Self-Medicating with Heroin
The physical demands of the job and a lack of resources combine to create one deeply wrong situation.
What an Addiction Doctor Wants You to Know About Treating Addiction
Some advice on how best to support your loved ones.
I Use My Own Rehab Stories to Help People Get Treatment for Opioid Addiction
It's a struggle to balance your own sobriety with a high-stress, triggering job in the opioid treatment industry.
Here's Fresh Evidence the Drug War Is a 'Horrific Failure'
"The international drug control system promised a world free of drugs, but has delivered the exact opposite."