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9.16.19

Why Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy Won't Save the Sacklers, the Billionaire Family Behind OxyContin

Several states have already sued — or vowed to sue — the family directly.

7.8.19

I Lost Myself to India's Chemsex Scene and Overdosed, but Survived to Tell the Story

In the chemsex scene, drug abuse is more than just a health hazard.

6.5.19

The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids

Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.

5.24.19

More Drug Users Are Intentionally Using Fentanyl Amid Overdose Crisis, Study Finds

The way we think about harm reduction and fentanyl should change, Canadian researchers suggest.

5.16.19

Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanizing Myth

“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalize.

3.18.19

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.

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3.7.19

Examining the Tragic Bestival Drug Death of Louella Fletcher-Michie

The media and courts have been unanimous in their condemnation of Louella's boyfriend, Ceon Broughton. But it's not a cut and dry case.

1.18.19

The more drugmakers wowed doctors with gifts and lunches, the more people died of drug overdoses, study shows

"Our findings suggest that direct-to-physician opioid marketing may counter current national efforts to reduce the number of opioids prescribed."

1.10.19

A ‘Drug Overdose’ at Beyond The Valley Was Probably a Snake Bite

It's been revealed that 20-year-old Callum Edwards, who died of a suspected drug overdose last week, had tiger snake venom in his system.

12.12.18

Small communities are seeing more opioid hospitalizations every year

These smaller communities in Canada are seeing nearly twice as many opioid poisoning hospitalizations compared to major cities.

10.23.18

Here's Fresh Evidence the Drug War Is a 'Horrific Failure'

"The international drug control system promised a world free of drugs, but has delivered the exact opposite."

10.12.18

Getting Sober Means Learning to Feel Bad

Heroine is an escape, a relief, a safe space. Giving it up means facing all the fear, rage, and terror you’ve been running from.

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