DRUG ADDICTION

VICELAND

How Corrupt Rehab Facilities Cash in on Relapses

A sober home owner explains the dark side of the recovery industry.
Sarah Bellman
10.10.18
Drugs

What It Was Like Growing Up with a Drug-Addicted Mother

My mother was single, addicted to heroin, and—at least to me—the best mom in the world.
Adrian Goiginger
1.22.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Healthcare Appointee: Opiates Are Proof God Exists

John Fleming, a new Health and Human Services deputy, wrote a book that is pretty crazy!
Eve Peyser
3.23.17
Stuff

Why Can't We All Take Modafinil?

The world's favorite smart drug is much safer than Adderall and a promising treatment for substance abuse and neurodegenerative disorders—so why can't we use it?
Daniel Oberhaus
11.30.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

More People Died from Overdoses in 2014 Than Car Crashes, Says Report

A new report from the US surgeon general studying America's drug epidemic found that 21 million people are currently struggling with substance abuse.
Lauren Messman
11.17.16
Health

I Got a $600 Brain 'Reboot' and It Changed My World

NAD+ therapy can supposedly increase your energy, focus, and metabolism, improve your cardiovascular health, and help you detox from alcohol and drugs. All this, of course, sounds incredibly unlikely—so I thought I'd see for myself.
Jonny B
10.18.16
Stuff

Why So Many Puerto Rican Addicts Wind Up in Chicago

For the past decade, Puerto Rican officials have sent nearly 800 heroin users to the mainland United States to get treatment. Many of them end up in Chicago, still using drugs and living on the streets.
Nona Tepper
10.4.16
Health

We Talked to a Doctor Who Treats 'Cannabis Use Disorder'

The National Institute on Drug Abuse says 9 percent of marijuana users will abuse it.
Manisha Krishnan
8.19.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

​Scientists May Have Discovered a Buzzkill Button for Brains on Cocaine

Researchers from McGill University have found a way that one day could help addicts from relapsing.
Jake Kivanc
5.20.16
Stuff

How I Came to Terms with My Dad’s Lies, Charm, and Heroin Habit

Meet filmmaker Phillip Wood, who turned his lens onto his father to patch up their broken relationship and understand substance abuse disorders.
Max Daly
4.16.16
Film

Inside the World of Meth Addicts and Militias in Rural Louisiana

From pregnant strippers shooting up to militiamen wading through swampy waters, Roberto Minervini's documentary 'The Other Side' takes an intimate look at those living on the fringes of American society.
Whitney Mallett
4.7.16
Stuff

We Asked Drug Addicts How Much Their Habit Costs Them

The actual dollar cost of addiction for an individual can be catastrophic.
Manisha Krishnan
3.8.16