Elizabeth Brico

Drugs

Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanizing Myth

“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalize.
Elizabeth Brico
5.16.19
Late Capitalism

‘Privacy Is Becoming a Luxury’: What Data Leaks Are Like for the Poor

"I felt like my identity or whatever didn't matter to them."
Elizabeth Brico
3.14.19
Drugs

We Looked Into Whether CBD Would Show Up in a Drug Test

Despite the wellness glow surrounding CBD products, could they make you fail a pre-employment pee test?
Elizabeth Brico
12.14.18
Unites States of Addiction

What It's Like to Detox in Jail

The small, communal toilet was in the corner of the pod, enclosed by a short stall that did nothing to keep the smell of diarrhea, vomit, and blood from overtaking the unit.
Elizabeth Brico
11.20.18
united states of addiction

Drug Dealers on Facebook Are Targeting People With Addiction

I posed as a potential customer and experienced the most aggressive marketing tactics.
Elizabeth Brico
7.6.18
Unites States of Addiction

This Is What Meth-Induced Psychosis Feels Like

It appears that meth use is back​ on the rise, and with it a host of health and social problems that are going to become really hard to ignore.
Elizabeth Brico
6.8.18
mental health

This Is How Physical Abusers Manipulate Their Targets

"I had no reason to feel compassionate as I looked at him in jail that day."
Elizabeth Brico
5.9.18
united states of addiction

My Baby Was Born With a Drug Dependence

Tiny changes in the treatment protocols could spare thousands of infants from the same fate.
Elizabeth Brico
4.10.18
Fighting Words

An Open Letter to My Parents, Who Didn't Handle My Addiction Well

When I was at my ugliest, I wished you would hold me.
Elizabeth Brico
12.21.17
united states of addiction

I Got Addicted to the Needle Even When There Was Nothing to Shoot Up

"When there wasn't any heroin left, I shot up random crap."
Elizabeth Brico
11.17.17
united states of addiction

Another Way Prisons Treat Women Like Shit

Forcing women who just gave birth to detox drastically is inhumane and, experts say, medically unnecessary.
Elizabeth Brico
11.3.17
addiction

This Is What it's Like to Overdose on Heroin Nine Times

And then finally stop.
Elizabeth Brico
8.15.17
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