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
Essays

'A Star Is Born' Examines Pop's Destructive Relationship with Drug Abuse

The film, starring Lady Gaga in her first feature role, is a harsh look at the realities of fame.
Sarah MacDonald
9.11.18
Op-Ed

Musicians with Substance-Use Disorders Deserve Empathy, Not Hysteria

The reaction to Demi Lovato's hospitalization this week shows how much further we in the media, and the general public, still have to go.
El Hunt
7.26.18
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
soccer

The Immortal Maradona: The Many Times That Diego Cheated Death

The soccer legend, who recently turned 57, has seemed on multiple occasions to have his days numbered—but he's always managed to stick around. Did someone say the hand of God?
Juan José Relmucao
11.8.17
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
doc gooden

Friends and Family Fear Doc Gooden is a "Complete Junkie-Addict"

It sounds like Doc Gooden is in a bad way and his friends and family are worried about him.
Dave Brown
8.22.16
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
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