Max Daly

Max Daly is Vice's Global Drugs Editor and specialises in reporting on drugs and crime. He won the Orwell Prize in 2019 for his work on young drug dealers and co-authored Narcomania: How Britain Got Hooked on Drugs  

Drugs

Facebook Spread the Myth That Touching Fentanyl Makes You Overdose, Study Finds

There are real-world consequences to misleading stories about the powerful opiate.
Max Daly
2 days ago
Drugs

Global Drug Body Recommends 20 Ways to Improve the Cannabis Industry

A report from the International Drug Policy Consortium warns that legal markets have been captured by corporations and are not set up to redress harms brought on by the war on drugs.
Max Daly
9.10.20
Drugs

The Drug Trade Can Help People In War Ravaged Countries, Says Report  

The study shows that, while also destructive and dangerous, the drug trade can support entire regions and help to pay for local infrastructure.
Max Daly
8.17.20
Drugs

Scientists Say Lithium Should Be Added to Drinking Water to Prevent Suicides

A new study published in the 'British Journal of Psychiatry' finds a link between lithium in drinking water and lower suicide levels
Max Daly
8.5.20
Drugs

15-Year-Old Admits to Supplying Fatal Ecstasy Pills to a 13-Year-Old

The tragic case reflects a rise in children using and selling Class A drugs.
Max Daly
7.29.20
Drugs

What the EncroChat Busts Tell Us About Organised Crime in Europe

The continent's gangland is taking a massive hit after its encrypted messaging system was hacked by police.
Max Daly
7.8.20
drug features

How London Has Changed Over 25 Years, Through the Eyes of a Drug Dealer

Eric survived a tough childhood to run cocaine sales in a string of north London pubs and bars. Along the way, he's seen the capital transformed by gentrification and new drug cultures. This is his story.
Max Daly
6.17.20
Features

How the War on Drugs Enables Police Brutality Against Black People

The authorities have used drugs as a pretext and justification for ultra-violence against Black people for over a century.
Max Daly
6.8.20

These Are the Dumbest Drug Moments of the Last 100 Years

From hippies attempting to levitate the Pentagon to the ‘10-Guy’ meme, here’s our list of the stupidest drug-related incidents of the last century.
Max Daly
3.9.20
Cocaine

Inside the Drug Rehab for the World's Super-Rich

Paracelsus Recovery is the most exclusive rehab in the world, attracting A-listers, royalty and people worth more money than entire countries.
Max Daly
12.5.19
Drugs

In the 2010s, Getting High Became Even More Profitable and Terrifying

At the beginning of the decade, the online drug trade opened its floodgates. At the end, U.S. cities started decriminalizing magic mushrooms. This is how the last ten years turned the illegal drug industry upside down.
Max Daly
11.27.19
Drugs

It’s Official: VICE's Reporting Makes Readers Take Drugs More Safely

A study found that a VICE headline about fake MDMA encouraged people to test their drugs.
Max Daly
9.13.19
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