naloxone

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
Culture

What ‘13 Reasons Why’ Gets Right About Heroin Addiction

Based on my experience as a former heroin user, and as a journalist covering addiction, the show’s depiction is refreshingly authentic.
Zachary Siegel
5.22.18
VICE TONIC

This Is What it's Like to Overdose on Heroin Nine Times

And then finally stop.
Elizabeth Brico
10.10.17
Narcomania

Heroin Users Who've OD'd Talk About Being Brought Back from the Brink

Naloxone – an opioid antidote – is re-animating hundreds of people in Britain every year.
Max Daly
12.22.16
Drugs

What Happens When Drugs Become Too Powerful for Overdose Kits?

Naloxone kits are failing more and more often because drugs like fentanyl are more potent than they've ever been. Health officials say new approaches are necessary.
Dr. Blair Bigham
10.5.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

It’s Never Been Less Safe to Try Out Drugs

College is often the time when you start really experimenting with drugs, but doing so is increasingly dangerous. Here's what you need to know in 2016.
Allison Tierney
9.7.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Everything You Should Know About Carfentanil, the Drug Even Deadlier Than Fentanyl

It's allegedly been used as a chemical weapon and is an elephant tranquilizer—now, it's being spiked into heroin.
Allison Tierney
8.11.16
DOPESICK

Watch Our Trailer for 'DOPESICK: Fentanyl's Deadly Grip'

An immersive and personal feature film about the fentanyl crisis in Canada told from the perspective of a social network of drug users.
VICE Staff
6.13.16
Narcomania

This Is How England Could Stop Its Heroin Users Dying from Overdoses

Naloxone is a miracle drug that can bring people back from the brink of an overdose. Problem is, a mixture of fear and austerity is keeping local English councils from getting their hands on the stuff.
Max Daly
6.24.15
Stuff

Inbred Rabbits and Cats High on Smack – The Secret World of Young Vets

It's not all snuffling in the necks of golden Labrador puppies – a graduate vet faces low pay, nights on call spent un-twisting dogs' stomachs and helping cats come down off their owners' heroin.
Katie McCabe
2.19.15
News

America Loves This Dutch Cocaine Warning Sign

Amsterdam's relaxed approach to drug enforcement shows how harm reduction policies can work.
Mike Pearl
12.5.14
News

How the Pharmacutical Industry Is Making Money out of Overdosing Americans

Now that opioid overdose is among the leading causes of death, pharmaceutical companies have found a way to make huge profits from selling the antidote, naloxone.
Arielle Pardes
7.15.14