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7.8.19

I Lost Myself to India's Chemsex Scene and Overdosed, but Survived to Tell the Story

In the chemsex scene, drug abuse is more than just a health hazard.

6.6.19

The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids

Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.

5.25.19

More Drug Users Are Intentionally Using Fentanyl Amid Overdose Crisis, Study Finds

The way we think about harm reduction and fentanyl should change, Canadian researchers suggest.

5.17.19

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.

3.7.19

Examining the Tragic Bestival Drug Death of Louella Fletcher-Michie

The media and courts have been unanimous in their condemnation of Louella's boyfriend, Ceon Broughton. But it's not a cut and dry case.

10.23.18

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."

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10.12.18

Getting Sober Means Learning to Feel Bad

Heroin is an escape, a relief, a safe space. Giving it up means facing all the fear, rage, and terror you’ve been running from.

9.19.18

Ariana Grande, Mac Miller, and Why We Blame Women for Male Substance Abuse

Blaming a woman for her partner's self-harm isn't just cruel, it's symptomatic of our culture's biggest problems.

8.20.18

These Drug Users Don't Want Their Dealer Prosecuted if They OD

"I love my friends and I love the people I hang out with and I don't want anybody going to jail because of my behaviour."

8.6.18

Juggalos Tell Us How They’ve Been Affected by the Opioid Crisis

What we learned about a health crisis at the recent Gathering of the Juggalos.

5.22.18

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.

3.15.18

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?

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