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VICE TONIC
VICE TONIC

This Is What it's Like to Overdose on Heroin Nine Times

And then finally stop.
Elizabeth Brico
10.10.17
The Festival Harm Reduction Project
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Tainted Drugs at Music Festivals a Major Concern for Canadians: VICE Survey

Over 4,600 people responded to our questionnaire about substance use and harm reduction at concerts.
Max Mertens
7.10.17
Narcomania
Narcomania

Heroin Users Who've OD'd Talk About Being Brought Back from the Brink

Naloxone – an opioid antidote – is re-animating hundreds of people in Britain every year.
Max Daly
12.22.16
News
News

Supervised Injection Sites Are on the Way. Here’s What They Look Like Now

The Canadian government announced Monday that it plans to ease the restrictions on setting up supervised injection sites imminently. Until then, things don't look good on the ground level.
Jake Kivanc
12.13.16
News
News

Overdoses in Vancouver Have Reached Over 6,000 This Year—and It Isn’t Even Over Yet

Morgues in the city are now frequently reaching capacity due to fentanyl-related deaths.
Allison Tierney
12.7.16
News
News

A Sharp Rise of Fentanyl Found in Other Drugs Has Experts Alarmed

With an over 40 percent increase in street drugs cut with the deadly opioid, experts are suggesting casual drug use has never been more dangerous.
Allison Tierney
10.21.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

A DIY Venue in Toronto Has Started Carrying Overdose Kits On-Site

"In some ways it's no more complicated than keeping bandages around in case someone falls down because they're drunk," one party organizer said.
Allison Tierney
10.5.16
Drugs
Drugs

What Happens When Drugs Become Too Powerful for Overdose Kits?

Naloxone kits are failing more and more often because drugs like fentanyl are more potent than they've ever been. Health officials say new approaches are necessary.
Dr. Blair Bigham
10.4.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

This Back Alley ‘Harm Reduction’ Tent in Vancouver Isn’t Asking Permission to Operate

Just a half block from where the royals passed through this weekend, the self-supervised injection site is a DIY response to the fentanyl crisis.
Sarah Berman
9.26.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Despite Mounting Death Toll, Alberta Still Won’t Declare a Public Health Emergency over Fentanyl

One prominent Alberta addictions doc calls the province's reasoning "nonsense."
Allison Tierney
9.8.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

It’s Never Been Less Safe to Try Out Drugs

Experimenting with recreational drugs is increasingly dangerous in Canada. Here's what you need to know in 2016.
Allison Tierney
9.7.16
News
News

Province-Wide Warning About Bootleg Fentanyl in Recreational Drugs Issued in Ontario

With the fentanyl being disguised as prescription pills and entering the MDMA, cocaine, and meth supplies in the province, doing drugs is becoming more dangerous.
Allison Tierney
8.29.16