Max Daly

Max Daly is Vice's Global Drugs Editor and specialises in reporting on drugs and crime. He won the Orwell Prize in 2019 for his work on young drug dealers and co-authored Narcomania: How Britain Got Hooked on Drugs  

Drugs

Scientists Say Lithium Should Be Added to Drinking Water to Prevent Suicides

A new study published in the 'British Journal of Psychiatry' finds a link between lithium in drinking water and lower suicide levels
Max Daly
8.5.20
Drugs

15-Year-Old Admits to Supplying Fatal Ecstasy Pills to a 13-Year-Old

The tragic case reflects a rise in children using and selling Class A drugs.
Max Daly
7.29.20
Drugs

What the EncroChat Busts Tell Us About Organised Crime in Europe

The continent's gangland is taking a massive hit after its encrypted messaging system was hacked by police.
Max Daly
7.8.20
Features

How the War on Drugs Enables Police Brutality Against Black People

The authorities have used drugs as a pretext and justification for ultra-violence against Black people for over a century.
Max Daly
6.8.20
Drugs

How Stigma Created Japan’s Hidden Drug Problem

There's extreme social shame around doing drugs, and yet the underground drug scene is thriving in Tokyo.
Bobbie van der List
Max Daly
5.8.20

These Are the Dumbest Drug Moments of the Last 100 Years

From hippies attempting to levitate the Pentagon to the ‘10-Guy’ meme, here’s our list of the stupidest drug-related incidents of the last century.
Max Daly
3.9.20
Cocaine

Inside the Drug Rehab for the World's Super Rich

Paracelsus Recovery is the most exclusive rehab in the world, attracting A-listers, royalty, and people worth more money than entire countries.
Max Daly
12.6.19
Drugs

In the 2010s, Getting High Became Even More Profitable and Terrifying

At the beginning of the decade, the online drug trade opened its floodgates. At the end, U.S. cities started decriminalizing magic mushrooms. This is how the last ten years turned the illegal drug industry upside down.
Max Daly
11.27.19
Cannabis

A Top Medical Journal Is Coming Out Hard Against Criminalizing Drug Users

A special drugs issue of The Lancet says doctors need to protect drug users from politicians who take a punitive approach.
Max Daly
10.23.19
Drugs

It’s Official: VICE's Reporting Makes Readers Take Drugs More Safely

A study found that a VICE headline about fake MDMA encouraged people to test their drugs.
Max Daly
9.13.19
The Borders Issue 2019

Synthetic Drugs Will Change the Global Drug Trade Forever

Drug traffickers thrive on their ability to penetrate national borders, but a new era of toxic, man-made highs could dissolve those boundaries and transform the global drug trade.
Max Daly
8.19.19
Drugs

Exclusive NYPD Data Reveals Just How Often Fentanyl Is in Cocaine

Big claims have been made about the infiltration of fentanyl into America's cocaine supply. So we got some hard data.
Max Daly
7.30.19
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