codeine

Food

This Guy Is Selling Quebec Cream Soda to American Rappers for $200 a Box

With his company Rare Drank, this "soft drink dealer" sells high-priced Quebec cream soda to lean dealers and American rappers.
Simon Coutu
2.20.19
Meducation

Painkiller Addictions are the Easiest to Hide​

“The people I hid it from were the ones that were going to help me the most."
Emily Cassel
6.2.17
partying

I Relived My Glory Years At a Teen 'Party Awareness' Party

The simulated party meant to highlight dangers of teen partying, but even the parents were like whatever.
Alex Suskind
5.17.17
News

Inside Florida's Codeine Black Market

Long glamorized by Dirty South rap acts, "lean" is increasingly lucrative on the street thanks in part to prescription drug busts.
Francisco Alvarado
7.6.16
Europe

More and More Young French People Are Getting High on Cough Syrup

The cocktail of cough syrup and soda long known in the US as 'purple drank' has made it way across the Atlantic Ocean. And French health authorities are not pleased.
VICE News
3.15.16
poppy seeds

Did Poppy Seed Tea Kill This College Student?

Bagels, muffins, and salad dressings are all conduits for two of nature’s most powerful and potentially lethal opiates.
Nick Rose
3.1.16
Stuff

From 'War and Peace' to Rihanna—Why Is Everyone Mumbling?

There's more to lyrics like "dur dur dur dur dur" than you'd think.
Sam Wolfson
1.29.16
Health

An Expert Says Chocolate Works Better Than Codeine for Coughs

Alyn Morice, a world-renowned cough expert, says that compounds in cocoa are actually more effective at relieving symptoms than traditional medicines.
Hilary Pollack
1.8.16
Premieres

Welcome to Fall with Threading's Shoegazing New Song "Candy Ghost"

Cooler weather means cooler music.
John Hill
9.11.15
Science

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Sugar into Narcotics

There’s a new sort of drug cave in town and it has a hell of a lot more in common with an Au Bon Pain than some back alley in Shanghai.
Alex Swerdloff
8.17.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Brew Opiates from Yeast

This is great for both the medical community and (maybe) the illegal drug manufacturing community.
Drew Millard
5.19.15
Film

We Spoke to the Directors of 'Catch Me Daddy,' a Thrilling New British Indie Movie

A nightmarish, drug-fueled, modern twist on the western, the film tells the story of an attempted honor killing on the Yorkshire Moors.
Rachel Segal Hamilton
2.26.15
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