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.
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.
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.
The Borders Issue 2019
Synthetic Drugs Will Change the Global Drug Trade Forever
Drug traffickers thrive on their ability to penetrate national borders, but a new era of toxic, man-made highs could dissolve those boundaries and transform the global drug trade.
Exclusive NYPD Data Reveals Just How Much Fentanyl Is in Cocaine
Big claims have been made about the infiltration of fentanyl into America's cocaine supply. So we got some hard data.
The Fascinating History of Mescaline, the OG Psychedelic
We spoke to writer Mike Jay about the drug's journey from prehistoric caves, through Aztecs, Mormons, Beat poets, John-Paul Sartre and a British MP.
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.
Who Wants to Sell Drugs Forever?
"I do have other aspirations but when people see you a certain way, it’s hard to shake that reputation."
Why Europe Has Dodged America's Fentanyl Crisis
Europe's most lucrative heroin markets seem ripe for a fentanyl takeover. But why the no-show?
The British Criminals Moving to Pakistan to Make a Killing from Heroin
It wasn't part of the plan, but two British street dealers are now making a fortune posting batches of heroin from Pakistan back home to the UK. They aren't the only ones.
The Burnout and Escapism Issue
We’re All Burned Out and Trying to Escape It
Poor mental health is not unique to one generation, but Gen Y and Gen Z are connected and responsive 24/7. It’s no wonder they’re increasingly turning to drugs as an antidote to our digital dystopia.
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."