benzos

High Wire

The Deadly Worst-Case Scenario for America's Xanax Obsession

Cracking down on the legal supply is not a solution. In fact, it could spell disaster.
Maia Szalavitz
2.13.19
Drugs

Why This Scottish City Is Known as the 'Drug Death Capital of Europe'

We spoke to drug workers and users about what's going on in Dundee, Scotland.
Francisco Garcia
11.7.18
High Wire

This Is Why Xanax Is Blowing Up in America

From the explosion of ADHD meds to the economic crisis to the Trump presidency, this dangerous trend didn't come out of nowhere.
Maia Szalavitz
6.12.18
XANXIETY

How SoundCloud Rappers and Xanax Influenced Fashion

There is a palpable vulnerability to many of these artists that is reflected in both what they put in and on their body.
Emma Garland
4.3.18
High Wire

The Mystery of the Terrifying Xanax Resurgence in America

Pharmaceutical marketing is often said to be a key cause of the opioid crisis. That doesn't explain the deadly rise of benzos.
Maia Szalavitz
3.28.18
XANXIETY

The Great American Xanax Legacy

How the drug went from a medication for middle-class Americans to being glorified by a range of hip-hop artists.
Drew Millard
3.26.18
Features

Xanny, Make It Go Away: How Benzos Infiltrated UK Music

The anti-anxiety prescription drug hopped over the Atlantic to impact DJs, producers and fans alike.
Nilu Haidari
3.21.18
XANXIETY

The Withdrawal Diary of a Xanax Addict

One young man records his struggle to break free from his addiction to counterfeit Xanax.
Hannah Ewens
3.21.18
mental health

The Vegas Shooter Didn't Kill People Because He Was On Anxiety Meds

Reports pinning Stephen Paddock's aggressive behavior on Valium are misleading.
Ed Cara
10.5.17
Meducation

Xanax Turned Me into a Walking Ghost

And trying to get off of it was even worse.
Seamus Kirst
9.12.17
Drugs

We Need to Talk About Our Generation's Xanax Problem

Abuse of the drug is on the rise in the UK and the US, we talked to a former addict to find out why.
James Nolan
8.23.17
mental health

The Military Still Gives Benzos to Troops with PTSD Despite Clear Risks

And other disillusioning findings from a new RAND report.
Ed Cara
8.11.17
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