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These Rogue Foreigners Ruled the Streets of 1930s Shanghai

Gambling, drugs, you name it. "There was so much money being made that there wasn't a need to kill a lot of people."
Seth Ferranti
4 days ago
Opioids
Opioids

An Opioid Popularized by a Nazi Doctor Is Ravaging Africa

The former director of the drug enforcement agency in Nigeria estimated in 2016 that seven in ten boys were using the drug.
Ben Westhoff
5.18.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Cops Seized a Bag of Human Cremains Because They Thought It Was Heroin

In some kind of 'Nathan for You' episode come to life.
River Donaghey
4.27.18
Narcomania
Narcomania

How City Drug Gangs First Used Teens to Take Over British Towns

The "going country" phenomenon isn't as new as many like to make out. Here is the inside story of the first "county lines" gangs, nearly 20 years ago.
Max Daly
4.24.18
Books
Books

The 'Trainspotting' Gang Takes Another Dark Turn in Irvine Welsh's New Book

It's time to catch up with Sick Boy, Mark Renton, Spud, and Begbie.
Seth Ferranti
3.29.18
Advice
Advice

We Asked People to Sum Up the Worst Advice They've Ever Gotten in Six Words

"Don't be depressed. Just be happy."
Anna Goldfarb
2.22.18
Drugs
Drugs

The Secret Housing Program Giving Safe Drugs to Addicted Residents

Vancouver’s Portland Hotel Society has been quietly running an opioid substitution program for more than a year.
Travis Lupick
2.5.18
Drugs
Drugs

What It Was Like Growing Up with a Drug Addicted Mother

My mother was single, addicted to heroin, and – at least to me – the best mum in the world.
Adrian Goiginger
1.22.18
Stuff
Stuff

Which Is the Coolest Drug?

Drowning before your time, face down in an opiate-induced septic tank of your own vomit is waaaay cooler than dying of boring, old pancreatic cancer anyway, right? Natural causes might be nature's course, but it won't get you on many tributes.
VICE Staff
1.19.18
High Wire
High Wire

Going After Weed in the Middle of a Deadly Opioid Crisis Is Insane

Jeff Sessions just unleashed federal prosecutors despite a massive amount of evidence that weed is associated with fewer fatal overdoses.
Maia Szalavitz
1.9.18
High Wire
High Wire

What We Don't Know About Drugs Is Killing Us

The lack of information out there on fentanyls alone is shocking.
Maia Szalavitz
1.2.18
News
News

BC Health Officials Will Start Giving Free Opioids to Users in 2018

This is a big deal.
Sarah Berman
12.20.17