opium

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.
Gavin Butler
2.28.19
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
Drugs

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.
Daisy Meager
5.31.17
Photo

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.
David Shaw
5.12.17
crime

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.
Nick Rose
1.26.17
Drugs

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.
Jake Hanrahan
1.3.17
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.
Dan Werb
11.1.16
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
4.26.16
Drugs

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.
Raphael Korman
11.16.15
News

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.
Ben Anderson
6.22.15
Film

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
5.28.15
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.
Taylor Prewitt
4.27.15
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