benzos

High Wire

The Deadly Worst Case Scenario for America's Xanax Obsession

Cracking down on the legal supply is not a solution. In fact, it could spell disaster.
Maia Szalavitz
2.13.19
Drugs

The Hidden Killer of Dundee's Street Drug Users

We spoke to drug workers and users about what's going on in the "drug death capital of Europe".
Francisco Garcia
11.7.18
High Wire

This Is Why Xanax Is Blowing Up in America

From the explosion of ADHD meds to the economic crisis to the Trump presidency, this dangerous trend didn't come out of nowhere.
Maia Szalavitz
6.12.18
XANXIETY

How SoundCloud Rappers and Xanax Influenced Fashion

There is a palpable nihilism and vulnerability to many of these artists that’s reflected in both what they put in and on their body.
Emma Garland
4.3.18
High Wire

The Mystery of the Terrifying Xanax Resurgence in America

Pharmaceutical marketing is often said to be a key cause of the opioid crisis. That doesn't explain the deadly rise of benzos.
Maia Szalavitz
3.28.18
XANXIETY

The Great American Xanax Legacy

How the drug went from a medication for Middle America to being glorified by a range of hip-hop artists.
Drew Millard
3.26.18
Features

Xanny, Make It Go Away: How Benzos Infiltrated UK Music

The anti-anxiety prescription drug hopped over the Atlantic to impact DJs, producers and fans alike.
Nilu Haidari
3.22.18
XANXIETY

The Withdrawal Diary of a Xanax Addict

One young man records his struggle to break free from his addiction to counterfeit Xanax.
Hannah Ewens
3.21.18
Drugs

We Need to Talk About Our Generation's Xanax Problem

In the US and UK, use is way up – as are the harms being caused by people overdoing it.
James Nolan
8.23.17
Drugs

Are We Overlooking Benzo-Related Overdose Deaths?

Over the last decade, the number of opioid ODs involving drugs like Xanax and Valium increased 600 percent in BC.
Rumana D’Souza
3.29.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Someone Scattered Valium All Over a Popular Toronto Playground

And, of course, a baby ended up with some in his mouth.
Allison Tierney
9.26.16
Holy Shit

Let's All Get Drunk as Hell and Party with iLoveMakonnen in "Trust Me Danny"

TRUSS ME DANAYYYY!
John Hill
8.31.15
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