How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs
“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.
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.
Big Pharma’s Millions Won’t Solve the Opioid Crisis
Money from the first big opioid addiction settlement is being spent in the wrong places.
Drug Addiction Used to End Political Careers, but That's Finally Changing
Around the country, candidates for local office are opening up about their histories of drug use.
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin
Making Peace with the Heroin Addict I Used to Be
Getting off heroin is one thing, facing the consequences and damage of the years you spent on drugs is another.
The FDA Approved a Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray for Hard-to-Treat Depression
The drug, esketamine, is a new kind of antidepressant for people who haven't responded to other treatments.
Lee Hoffer, PhD
How One Group Is Expanding Access to Overdose-Reversing Drugs Through the Mail
Since people can already order fentanyl and other harmful drugs via the darknet, NEXT wants to make obtaining items that reduce harm just as easy to get.
Remembering the Great British Mephedrone Craze
Ten years later, one small-time drone dealer remembers the month the drug hit his university.
The Story of a Blackout Benzo Addict
The blissful escape of benzodiazepines helped me cope with depression and anxiety, but my life ended up falling apart around me.
'Prince,' Today's Comic by Walt Dohrn
Movie director Walt Dohrn ruminates on his lifelong worship of Prince and the evils of addiction in this sixteen-page comic.
Emergency Rooms Often Don't Do Enough for People Who Survive an Overdose
Only a small percentage of people who survived an opioid overdose in West Virginia received some form of addiction treatment in the next year, according to a new analysis. Experts say the findings underscore a national disconnect.
Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
The Dangers of Marketing Addictive Drugs
New findings about the pressure to sell OxyContin reveal a lot about the opioid crisis.