DRUG ADDICTION

Drugs

Watch Our New Film About Zimbabwe's Codeine Cough Syrup Epidemic

Experts estimate that over half of the country's young people are addicted to drugs, with many hooked on the cough syrup BronCleer.
Lars Jellestad
1.3.19
Essays

'A Star Is Born' Examines Pop's Destructive Relationship with Drug Abuse

The film, starring Lady Gaga in her first feature role, is a harsh look at the realities of fame.
Sarah MacDonald
9.12.18
Op-Ed

Musicians with Substance-Use Disorders Deserve Empathy Not Hysteria

The reaction to Demi Lovato's hospitalisation this week shows how much further we in the media, and the general public, still have to go.
El Hunt
7.26.18
XANXIETY

Teens Describe Kicking Their Xanax Habit

Young former addicts from across the UK relay their experiences of trying to get off counterfeit Xanax.
Hannah Ewens
3.22.18
High Season

If a Loved One Is Struggling With Drug Addiction, Is it Wrong to Cut Ties?

"I have one sibling. Except, at the moment, it feels more like I’m an only child. My younger brother isn’t my brother anymore."
Anonymous Author
2.20.18
Drugs

What It Was Like Growing Up with a Drug Addicted Mother

My mother was single, addicted to heroin, and – at least to me – the best mum in the world.
Adrian Goiginger
1.22.18
Drugs

Bowie, Elvis and Lemmy: Which Famous Drug Diet Was the Worst?

BIG CAVEAT: None of these are good for you. But scientifically, which would do you most damage?
Hannah Ewens
1.26.17
Stuff

Why Can't We All Take Modafinil?

The world's favorite smart drug is much safer than Adderall and a promising treatment for substance abuse and neurodegenerative disorders—so why can't we use it?
Daniel Oberhaus
12.1.16
Health

We Talked to a Doctor Who Treats 'Cannabis Use Disorder'

The National Institute on Drug Abuse says 9 percent of marijuana users will abuse it.
Manisha Krishnan
8.20.16
Features

Depression, Isolation and Drug Addiction: When DJing Becomes a Mental Health Issue

From Avicii to Carl Cox, DJs are beginning to talk about the risks of the job.
Nick Jarvis
7.5.16
Stuff

The NHS Is ‘Ill-Equipped’ to Help You with Your Weed Issues

There's been a surge in young people seeking help for weed-related problems, and treatment centres don't know what to do with them.
VICE Staff
6.27.16
Stuff

How I Came to Terms with My Dad’s Lies, Charm and Heroin Habit

Meet filmmaker Phillip Wood, who turned his lens onto his father to patch up their broken relationship and understand substance abuse disorders.
Max Daly
4.16.16
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