HEROIN

Drugs

Russia Is Punishing People for Helping Drug Users

Moscow's only harm reduction NGO has been given a potentially devastating fine for doing the work it's meant to do.
Niko Vorobjov
5 days ago
High Wire

The Radical New Fentanyl Trend That Could Save Lives and Screw Dealers

One $5 or $10 fatal dose could become dozens or even hundreds of nonfatal highs.
Maia Szalavitz
11.20.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Life After Heroin Is Beautiful and Boring

One of the hardest lessons around being sober is learning to appreciate the ordinary, the mundane, the normal.
Hannah Brooks
11.15.18
DOPESICK NATION

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.
Sarah Bellman
11.9.18
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
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Getting Sober Means Learning to Feel Bad

Heroine is an escape, a relief, a safe space. Giving it up means facing all the fear, rage, and terror you’ve been running from.
Hannah Brooks
10.12.18
Drugs

The Tragic Story of How an Addiction Podcast Grew into a Recovery Community

After the overdose death of a ‘Dopey Podcast’ host, a founder shares the show’s unlikely path to popularity.
Emily J. Sullivan
10.11.18
Drugs

When Boots Prescribed Heroin, the UK Did Drug Policy Right

Until the US got involved, the "British System" was successful in keeping addiction rates low and drug-associated crime nonexistent.
JS Rafaeli
10.4.18
Drugs

What Happened After I Found Out My Son Was Addicted to Heroin

One mother recounts how she found herself in the midst of Florida’s opioid epidemic and corrupt treatment industry—and how to deal.
Sarah Bellman
10.3.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Who Am I Without Drugs? Imagining Life After Rehab

“My identity had become so entwined with heroin that I had normalised it. It was only occasionally, in a moment of clarity, that I realised just how abnormal being a heroin addict was.”
Hannah Brooks
9.24.18
Drugs

The Doctor Treating Heroin Addiction With Heroin

Dr. Christian Plattner wants to encourage more medical specialists to use diamorphine to treat severe addictions.
Lidia Polito
9.17.18
Drugs

A Massive Underground Drug Tunnel to Mexico Was Found Underneath an Abandoned KFC

Feds stumbled upon the underground passageway after cops busted the building's owner with meth, coke, heroin, and fentanyl.
Drew Schwartz
8.24.18
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