The VICE Guide to Right Now
Opium-Addicted Parrots Keep Raiding Poppy Farms in India
Poppy farmers are being forced to guard their crops against the drug-addled birds, who get high off the narcotic effects of the plant.
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."
TV Presenter Tests Positive for Opiates After Eating Poppy Seed Bagels
The BBC’s Angela Rippon isn’t the first to fail a drug test due to poppy seed baked goods.
Inside Myanmar's Surprisingly Harsh Heroin Rehab Centres
One person per household uses heroin in Myanmar's most northernly region, and a coalition of religious types have banded together to tackle the problem.
Cocaine Pumpkins and Cobra Wine Are Just a Few of the Things Found by Canadian Border Guards
We spoke to Canada's Border Security Agency about some of the weirdest foods they've found, seized, and destroyed.
From the Mountains to the Mailbox: I Spent a Weekend with a Deep Web Drug Dealer
And watched firsthand how an online drug empire is run.
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis
How North America Found Itself in the Grips of an Opioid Crisis
From pharmaceutical deception to prohibition without rehabilitation, we look at the mistakes that got North America to where it's at.
VICE Long Reads
From Afghan Fields to an English Needle: Tracing Heroin's Journey Across the World
We travelled along the heroin trafficking route, from Afghanistan into Iran, Turkey and Eastern Europe, meeting growers, addicts and experts along the way.
Hanne Coudere, Photos: Jim Huylebroek
The Indian Village That's Been Addicted to Opium for Seven Decades
Since British colonialists introduced the drug in the 1940s, opium has ravaged the village of Longwa and eroded most social and political structures.
Notes from Afghanistan’s Most Dangerous Province
Ben Anderson went to Afghanistan's most violent province, Helmand, to see how things are going since the withdrawal of American and British infantry troops 18 months ago.
Tracing France's History in the Heroin Trade
A new feature film, <i>The Connection</i>, looks at the life of notorious French drug trafficker Gaëtan Zampa. We went to Marseilles to meet his daughter and talk about the city's history as a drug smuggling port.
Kevin EG Perry
The VICE Guide to Mental Health
Take Some Pills for Your Hysteria, Lady: America's Long History of Drugging Women Up
Women are twice as likely as men to be prescribed prescription drugs for depression or anxiety.