Opioids

High Wire

The Deadly Worst Case Scenario for America's Xanax Obsession

Cracking down on the legal supply is not a solution. In fact, it could spell disaster.
Maia Szalavitz
2.13.19
Drugs

This Is How America Is Failing Its Young Opioid Generation

Jeremy was young and addicted. Over six years, he was let down over and over again by the very system that was meant to help him.
Jack Dodson
1.8.19
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

Here's Fresh Evidence the Drug War Is a 'Horrific Failure'

"The international drug control system promised a world free of drugs, but has delivered the exact opposite."
Max Daly
10.23.18
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
High Wire

Big Pharma's Opioid Greed Was Even Worse Than We Thought

"The Sackler family is just as shameless, and only marginally less ruthless, than the drug cartels."
Maia Szalavitz
9.14.18
Narcomania

The Medics Who Get High On Their Own Supply

With stressful jobs and easy access to pharmaceutical grade opiates, it's no wonder some doctors get hooked on the drugs they use on their patients.
Max Daly
7.9.18
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
Opioids

An Opioid Popularised by a Nazi Doctor Is Ravaging Africa

The former director of the drug enforcement agency in Nigeria estimated in 2016 that seven in ten boys were abusing drugs like tramadol.
Ben Westhoff
5.21.18
Drugs

Why Dealers Who Sell Fentanyl-Laced Coke Probably Won’t Be Convicted of Murder

With overdose deaths mounting across Canada, how should dealers be held accountable?
Allison Tierney
3.15.18
High Wire

Why These People Took Drug Combinations That Nearly Killed Them

We asked overdose survivors about the dangerous trend of mixing opioids with depressants or stimulants, a key part of America's larger crisis.
Maia Szalavitz
2.21.18
column

How North America's Opioid Crisis Differs in Small Communities

Meet Desiree Beck, who, until recently, was the sole harm reduction worker for a 50,000-square-kilometre area of northern Ontario.
Allison Tierney
2.13.18
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