Opioid Crisis


The Case for Making Safe Drug Supply an Election Issue

On a National Day of Action, harm reduction advocates tell us what’s needed to put the overdose crisis on federal leaders’ agendas.
Ben Mussett
a day ago

The Truth About Drug Dealers Lacing Cocaine with Fentanyl

Authorities have spoken out about the threat of fentanyl in recreational drugs, but there's reason to believe their claims are overblown.
Max Daly

Advocates Warn That Ontario’s Cuts to Overdose Prevention Sites Will Lead to More Deaths

Doug Ford’s government announced on Friday it was scaling back funding for overdose prevention services as opioid deaths continue to skyrocket.
Rachel Browne

Changing the Way We Think About Meth

As opioids have been under the spotlight for years, new programs dedicated to the drug are popping up in Toronto in response to rising rates of meth use.
Rachel Browne

Drug Policy Experts Call for Legal Heroin Sales to Combat Overdose Crisis

A new report cites medication buyers clubs that emerged during the HIV/AIDS crisis as a model for its proposed heroin buyers clubs.
Rachel Browne
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Dangers of Marketing Addictive Drugs

New findings about the pressure to sell OxyContin reveal a lot about the opioid crisis.
VICE Staff

We Embedded With Vigilante Drug Testers at the Gathering of the Juggalos

In opioid-ravaged Ohio, Bunk Police helped Insane Clown Posse fans test their drugs.
Allison Tierney

Former BC Health Minister Warns Ontario a New Opioid Disaster Is Coming

Something worse than fentanyl is making its way east, Terry Lake says.
Travis Lupick
Canadian Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis Is Mostly Killing Men, New Stats Show

Public health experts aren’t sure why the gender split on Canadian opioid-related deaths grew even wider in 2017.
Allison Tierney
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

At least six people dead in Miami bridge collapse, Trump's new opioid plan said to include death penalty for dealers, White House denies H.R. McMaster is getting fired, and more.
VICE Staff
Steel Town Down

Why We Partnered With CTV to Make a Documentary About the Opioid Crisis

VICE Canada’s Head of Content explains why we teamed up with CTV’s W5 for our new documentary, ‘Steel Town Down: Overdose Crisis in the Soo.’
Patrick McGuire

Canadian Mayor Apologizes for Spreading ‘Fentanyl-Laced’ Vape Rumour

In a statement to VICE, Karl Buhr says he takes responsibility for telling the fake story and hopes it doesn’t take away attention from a very real health crisis.
Allison Tierney