Drug Abuse

Comics!

'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.
Walt Dorn
2.19.19
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
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
Church

Terrible Tales of a Lizard-Smoking, Blood-Drinking Satanic Cult

In a town with a reputation for religiousness, a group of Satan worshippers are among the faithful.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
6.11.18
Drugs

Festivals Need to Do More to Keep Drug Users Safe

Some festivals are doing all they possibly can to reduce the harm from drugs, but others aren't doing nearly enough.
David Hillier
6.8.18
Essays

Rethinking My Broken Relationship with My Troubled Dad Now That He’s Dead

No matter how much I tried to be a good daughter, he will always be the man I was literally and figuratively running from.
Katie Tamola
5.15.18
Drugs

Women Need Better Options for Drug Treatment

While a third of global drug users are women and girls, only one in five drug treatment recipients is female.
VICE Staff
3.3.17
News

Some Police in the UK Have Stopped Arresting Drug Users

For several months, police units in the UK have been operating "diversion" schemes which have resulted in scores of drug users avoiding court, jail, and a criminal record.
Max Daly
10.19.16
Stuff

What It's Like to Do Drugs in Your 40s

We spoke to some high-functioning drug users in their 40s about their vices and how drugs have affected their lives.
VICE Staff
5.18.16
Stuff

How the Sputtering Oil and Gas Industry Is Destroying Men

Men are falling behind in one Canadian oil town and, not surprisingly, they aren't handling it well.
Jack Urwin
4.26.16
News

It's Not Easy to Get Prescription Meds When You're Homeless on Skid Row

For the mentally ill individuals who make up nearly one-third of LA's homeless population, receiving and keeping prescription medication can be a desperate struggle.
Celeste Alvarez
2.19.16
Stuff

How Getting Sober Changed My Relationship with My Mom

By her own admission, my mother says she never stopped loving me through all that hell. But now she can finally like me again.
Kasai Rex
5.10.15
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