Opioid Crisis


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
a day ago
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
Opioid Crisis

More Vancouver Opioid Users Are Choosing Weed as a Substitute

Cannabis is more popular than methadone according to a four-month survey at an overdose prevention site.
Sarah Berman

BC Health Officials Will Start Giving Free Opioids to Users in 2018

This is a big deal.
Sarah Berman

Inside Kratom, the Gas Station Drug That Could Help End the Opioid Crisis

The green powder from Southeast Asia could help fight addiction—but is that the whole story?
Mark Hay
High Wire

It Doesn't Take a Genius to Solve the Opioid Crisis

Solutions to this deadly disaster are clear, and America needs a new coalition to address it—maybe even one that includes Kellyanne "Alternative Facts" Conway.
Maia Szalavitz