Opiates

Narcomania

The Medics Who Get High On Their Own Supply

With stressful jobs and easy access to pharmaceutical grade opiates, it's no wonder some doctors get hooked on the drugs they use on their patients.
Max Daly
7.9.18
Drugs

How Fentanyl Took Hold of Britain's Drug Users

The super-strength opiate is already killing Brits, but could we ever find ourselves in a similar situation to the USA, where 20,000 people overdosed on fentanyl in one year?
James Nolan
3.12.18
Drugs

The Secret Lives of Functioning Heroin Users

"I use on a lunchtime at work, only a couple of lines or so, which I smoke in the disabled toilet."
David Hillier
9.15.17
column

How the Opioid Crisis is Challenging the Stigma of Heroin Use

Fentanyl is changing everything we thought we knew about drugs and who uses them.
Allison Tierney
3.28.17
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
Health

I Tried Kratom, the Latest Drug the US Wants to Ban

While kratom is still legal in Canada, the person I bought it from said it's "not for human consumption." I tried it anyway.
Laurent K. Blais
12.5.16
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Canada’s Opioid Crisis: It Didn’t Have to Be This Way

The federal government is holding a conference for a "national dialogue" on the opioid crisis. It could do more harm than help.
Dr. Hakique Virani
11.16.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Portrait of a Crisis

We talk to users at the heart of the opioid crisis in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Amil Niazi
11.4.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Meet the Man Drug Users in Vancouver Call a ‘Secret Kind of Hero’

Hugh Lampkin walks the streets of the Downtown Eastside saving lives.
Natalie Alcoba
11.2.16
News

What It’s Like Saving Lives on the Front Lines of Vancouver’s Opioid Crisis

In a dramatic shift, drug overdose interventions in Downtown Eastside social housing now outpace those at Insite, say the operators of North America's first supervised injection site.
Sarah Berman
10.30.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Why I Report on the Opioid Crisis

The alarming number of overdose deaths are more than just statistics to me.
Allison Tierney
10.28.16
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
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