addiction

Culture

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.
Kara Weisenstein
9.19.18
Essays

All the Ways I Failed at Rehab, and What Finally Worked

Relapse is a part of recovery, and did I ever learn that the hard way.
Emily J. Sullivan
9.18.18
Drugs

I Save Lives on the Front Lines of South Florida's Opioid Crisis

We talked to Allie Severino, star of VICELAND’s new show 'DOPESICK NATION,' about working in her region's notorious recovery industry.
Sarah Bellman
9.12.18
Drugs

The Story of How I Finally Quit Doing Cocaine

It’s not just because I’m tired of being a bloodsucking ghoul. In 2018, blow isn’t what it used to be.
Kitty Gray
9.11.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

The Abortion I Had While Trying to Stay Clean

“I wanted a child, but logic told me I must terminate. What if I could not stay off drugs?”
Hannah Brooks
9.6.18
Drugs

My Father Died, and Then I Fell in Love with Heroin

When my dad passed away, anything good-intentioned, selfless, or purposeful in me died along with him.
Emily J. Sullivan
8.13.18
addiction

From Shopping for Dolls to Catfishing Friends, People Share Their Compulsive Behaviors

"Whenever I’d buy a doll, it was this euphoric high."
Sam Nichols
8.6.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

My Heroin Rehab Diary

"I am tired of the putrid stench of sweat and the overwhelming compulsion to use, use, use because if I don’t, I will die."
Hannah Brooks
8.3.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Mom Is Suing Juul Because Her Teen Is 'Unable to Stop' Vaping

The 15-year-old allegedly became "anxious, highly irritable, and prone to angry outbursts" after the e-cigs got him "heavily addicted to nicotine."
Drew Schwartz
7.23.18
High Wire

Labeling People Video Game 'Addicts' Could Be a Massive Mistake

If the cure looks anything like "solutions" to drug addiction, this could get ugly.
Maia Szalavitz
7.23.18
Drugs

Confessions of a Heroin Addict

In this new series, writer Hannah Brooks reflects on addiction, recovery, and relapse.
Hannah Brooks
7.23.18
Views My Own

I’m Transforming into a Nightmare Clown to Beat My Post-Sobriety Anxiety

I'm forcing myself to get on stage... what could possibly go wrong?
Jaik Puppyteeth
7.18.18