HEROIN

What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Getting Sober Means Learning to Feel Bad

Heroin 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

When Boots Prescribed Heroin, the UK Did Drug Policy Right

Until the US got involved, the "British System" was successful in keeping addiction rates low and drug-associated crime nonexistent.
JS Rafaeli
10.4.18
Drugs

What Happened After I Found Out My Son Was Addicted to Heroin

One mother recounts how she found herself in the midst of Florida’s opioid epidemic and corrupt treatment industry – and how to deal with it.
Sarah Bellman
10.3.18
Drugs

The Doctor Treating Heroin Addiction With Heroin

Dr. Christian Plattner wants to encourage more medical specialists to use diamorphine to treat severe addictions.
Lidia Polito
9.17.18
Drugs

My Father Died, and Then I Fell in Love with Heroin

When my dad passed away, anything good-intentioned, selfless or purposeful in me died along with him.
Emily J. Sullivan
8.14.18
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
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
8.6.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

My Heroin Rehab Diary

"I am tired of the putrid stench of sweat and the overwhelming compulsion to use, use, use, because if I don’t, I will die."
Hannah Brooks
8.3.18
Drugs

Confessions of an Addict

In this new series, writer Hannah Brooks reflects on addiction, recovery and relapse.
Hannah Brooks
7.23.18
Drugs

The Former Home of Heroin Has Become a Luxury Rehab Hub

Chiang Mai used to be at the centre of the Golden Triangle; now, it's full of facilities offering £8,000 rehab packages.
Robyn Wilson
7.18.18
true crime

These Rogue Foreigners Ruled the Streets of 1930s Shanghai

Gambling, drugs, you name it. "There was so much money being made that there wasn't a need to kill a lot of people."
Seth Ferranti
6.22.18
High Wire

America's Rich and Powerful Have Permission Slips to Get High

From politicians to business executives, America's drug policy is set up to give recreational access to (white) people with status and money – and screw everyone else.
Maia Szalavitz
5.22.18