addiction

addiction

America's Jails Are Pretending the Opioid Crisis Doesn't Exist

Correctional facilities refuse to provide medically assisted treatment for opioid withdrawal and people are dying at alarming rates as a result.
Roshan Abraham
8.29.19
Essays

I Hadn't Seen My Addict Father in Years – Then I Ran Into Him on the Street

I spotted my dad hanging out in a sketchy alley in my hometown. He didn't even recognise me when I introduced myself.
Jordan Foisy
8.13.19
High Wire

An Unprecedented Drop in Overdose Deaths Is Sadly Not Reason to Celebrate

We know that politically, when turning points in crises are identified, both attention and money are drawn away from the issue.
Maia Szalavitz
7.23.19
Health

How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs

“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.
Suzannah Weiss
5.24.19
Drugs

Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanising Myth

“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalize.
Elizabeth Brico
5.17.19
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Making Peace with the Heroin Addict I Used to Be

Getting off heroin is one thing, facing the consequences and damage of the years you spent on drugs is another.
Hannah Brooks
3.28.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

South Korea Trials Lasers on Road Crossings to Distract People From Their Phones

The country has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the developed world.
Edoardo Liotta
3.20.19
Drugs

Remembering the Great British Mephedrone Craze

Ten years on, one small-time drone dealer remembers the month the drug hit his university.
James Berry
2.27.19
Drugs

Inside Football Hooliganism's Hidden Crack and Heroin Problem

Some old-school hoolies have quit fighting on the terraces to battle their hardcore addictions.
Nick Chester
2.25.19
Drugs

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.
Daniel Finn
2.22.19
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

No One Wants You to Fall in Love After Rehab

You’re too fragile. Intimacy is a trigger. It’s simply switching addictions from a drug to a person. So when you do meet someone, how do you know your feelings won’t doom you both?
Hannah Brooks
1.23.19
Sobriety Check

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking

Here's how a substantial phase of sobriety could affect your immune system, sleep, and even your skin.
Grant Stoddard
1.9.19
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