overdose

Australia Today

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.
Gavin Butler
1.10.19
Drugs

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."
Max Daly
10.23.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

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.
Hannah Brooks
10.12.18
Drugs

The Tragic Story of How an Addiction Podcast Grew into a Recovery Community

After the overdose death of a ‘Dopey Podcast’ host, a founder shares the show’s unlikely path to popularity.
Emily J. Sullivan
10.11.18
Opioids

Ontario's Politicians Greeted by 1,265 Crosses on Their Lawn

The grave markers represented the number of overdose deaths across the province last year.
Sarah Berman
10.1.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Who Am I Without Drugs? Imagining Life After Rehab

“My identity had become so entwined with heroin that I had normalised it. It was only occasionally, in a moment of clarity, that I realised just how abnormal being a heroin addict was.”
Hannah Brooks
9.24.18
Culture

Ariana Grande, Mac Miller, and Why We Blame Women for Male Substance Abuse

Blaming a woman for her partner's self-harm isn't just cruel, it's symptomatic of our culture's biggest problems.
Kara Weisenstein
9.19.18
High Wire

These Drug Users Don't Want Their Dealer Prosecuted if They OD

"I love my friends and I love the people I hang out with and I don't want anybody going to jail because of my behaviour."
Maia Szalavitz
8.20.18
the opioid crisis

Juggalos Tell Us How They’ve Been Affected by the Opioid Crisis

What we learned about a health crisis at the recent Gathering of the Juggalos.
Allison Tierney
8.3.18
Canadian Opioid Crisis

Drug Users Want to Lead Victoria’s Opioid Crisis Battle

Give us more money, say peer-run harm reduction groups like SOLID.
Tyler Hooper
6.25.18
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
6.21.18
High Wire

The Mystery of the Terrifying Xanax Resurgence in America

Pharmaceutical marketing is often said to be a key cause of the opioid crisis. That doesn't explain the deadly rise of benzos.
Maia Szalavitz
3.28.18
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