fentanyl

High Wire

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.
Maia Szalavitz
6.6.19
Drugs

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.
Luke Ottenhof
5.25.19
High Wire

Fentanyl Speedballs Are the Latest Disturbing Trend in America's Opioid Crisis

Deliberately mixing the powerful and deadly drug with stimulants like coke and meth is one (dangerous) way users are adjusting to a new market.
Maia Szalavitz
4.29.19
Drugs

The Truth About Drug Dealers Lacing Cocaine with Fentanyl

Authorities have spoken out about the threat of fentanyl in recreational drugs, but there's reason to believe their claims are overblown.
Max Daly
4.5.19
Cartel Chronicles

In El Chapo's Mexico, Fentanyl is the New Boom Drug

Despite the drug lord's take down, the narco-trade in Sinaloa is thriving as producers shift from heroin to deadly opioids.
Deborah Bonello
2.18.19
Drugs

Why Europe Has Dodged America's Fentanyl Crisis

Europe's most lucrative heroin markets seem ripe for a fentanyl takeover. But why the no-show?
Max Daly
2.7.19
Drugs

Alert Over Deadly Fentanyl Found in Fake Pain Pills in the UK

Police and health officials have issued an alert about counterfeit Percocet pills.
Max Daly
12.13.18
High Wire

This Radical New Fentanyl Trend Could Save Lives and Screw Dealers

One fatal dose could become dozens or even hundreds of nonfatal highs.
Maia Szalavitz
11.21.18
Drugs

The Story of How I Finally Quit Doing Cocaine

It’s not just because I’m tired of being a bloodsucking ghoul. In 2018, blow isn’t what it used to be.
Kitty Gray
9.12.18
Drugs

Huge 'Fentanyl' Bust in North Carolina Turns Out to Just Be Sugar

The six kilos of powder had a street value of about $8.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.30.18
Drugs

Cocaine Deaths in the UK Keep On Rising

The government's new statistics show an increase in deaths related to cocaine, crack, fentanyl and a couple of black market drugs you might have never heard of.
Max Daly
8.6.18
Drugs

We Embedded With Vigilante Drug Testers at the Gathering of the Juggalos

In opioid-ravaged Ohio, Bunk Police helped Insane Clown Posse fans test their drugs.
Allison Tierney
8.1.18
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