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

And then finally stop.
Elizabeth Brico
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

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

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

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

Everything You Need to Know About the Drug Threatening Canada’s Party Scene

With fentanyl-related deaths on the rise across the country, here's what clubs and festivals are doing to fight back.
Hollie McGowan

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
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

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
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
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
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