opiate

Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

The Untold Story of the First Fentanyl Addict

Opioids continue to be the drugs most often abused by anesthesiologists, but because of stigma, it's nearly impossible to track how many doctors are addicted today.
Rumana D’Souza
10.23.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Who Exactly Is Being Helped by Horrifying Images of the Opioid Crisis?

A new video shows a father telling his 8-year-old son that his mother died from an overdose. The response has been concerning.
Allison Tierney
10.14.16
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Photos of the Synthetic Drug Epidemic That's Ravaged Gaza

For years now, Gaza has been rocked by the proliferation of a synthetic opiate called Tramadol. We sent a photographer to document sales, police confiscations, and the human suffering that pushes people into opiate use.
Antonio Faccilongo
10.2.16
News

Everything We Know About the Fentanyl Pills That May Have Killed Prince

Bootleg fentanyl from China has flooded the illicit opioid market in both the US and Canada.
VICE Staff
8.23.16
Culture

What It’s Like to Take Opioids for Pain

"First physical pain recedes, and then emotional pain. I was depressed, and now I am not."
Carlyn Zwarenstein
6.26.16
News

​Locked Up and Dope Sick: Prisoners Fight for Addiction Treatment

Canadian prisoners are taking their jailers to court to fight for access to methadone other withdrawal drugs.
Garth Mullins
3.19.16
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7,665 Days: This Is What It's Like to See Tool Live Again After 21 Years in Prison

Tool's music stuck with me, even though I was hardly able to listen to it for decades.
Seth Ferranti
2.2.16
Stuff

Former Users Describe the First Time They Tried Heroin

What is it about smack that makes people want to throw away their lives?
David Allegretti
11.9.15
Stuff

What Fracking and Oxycodone Taught Me About Life Choices

What are the small transgressions that turn nice people into criminals? To find out, we asked a fracker turned convicted drug dealer.
Charlie Braithwaite
4.14.15
News

A New Poll Shows Which States Take the Most Mood-Altering Drugs

Apparently, West Virginia uses the most mood-altering drugs, and Alaska uses the least.
Mike Pearl
4.2.15