The Story of a Black-Out Benzo Addict
The blissful escape of benzodiazepines helped me cope with depression and anxiety, but my life ended up falling apart around me.
The Long, Strange History of Psychotropic Drugs in America
From insane asylums to Lithium and Prozac to a future that may be increasingly about mushrooms and LSD.
How Xanax Became the British Teenager's Drug of Choice
With counterfeit Xans readily available on the dark web, a generation of teenagers have found out the hard way that the pills aren't as easygoing as they first thought.
Going After Weed in the Middle of a Deadly Opioid Crisis Is Insane
Jeff Sessions just unleashed federal prosecutors despite a massive amount of evidence that weed is associated with fewer fatal overdoses.
What Trump's National Opioid Emergency Should Look Like
The president should strip away the red tape preventing people from getting methadone or buprenorphine, which are proven to reduce opioid overdose.
No, High Workers Aren't What's Wrong with America's Economy
Bosses keep complaining that they can't find middle-class workers with clean urine—as if that's a real reason why inequality is so high in this country.
The Feds Are About to Stick it to Pain Patients in a Big Way
Doctors are already getting spooked out of prescribing painkillers, and new rules could make life in some of America's struggling communities even worse.
How Two Teens Used the Baltimore Riots to Start an ‘Uber of Drug-Dealing’
A new book shows how Freddie Gray's death—and the unrest that followed—presented an opportunity for young dealers.
The Thin Line Between 'Bad Drugs' and Medicine
Medical anthropologist Danya Glabau is teaching a class in how the discourse around drugs has changed.
Reducing the Painkiller Supply Could Make America's Opioid Problem Even Deadlier
We know from a century of prohibition that cutting down the supply of a desired drug tends to encourage stronger, shadier alternatives.
Can Better Medical Technology Stop the Opioid Crisis?
Probably not, but it can start to plug the pipeline.
Inside Florida's Codeine Black Market
Long glamorized by Dirty South rap acts, "lean" is increasingly lucrative on the street thanks in part to prescription drug busts.