Drug Use

The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

We're in the Midst of a Psychedelic Renaissance

But why now?
VICE Staff
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Life After Heroin Is Beautiful and Boring

One of the hardest lessons around being sober is learning to appreciate the ordinary, the mundane, and the normal.
Hannah Brooks
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Getting Sober Means Realizing That You Are Enough

Heroine is an escape, a relief, a safe space. Giving it up means facing all the fear, rage, and terror you’ve been running from.
Hannah Brooks
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Who Am I Without Drugs? Imagining Life After Rehab

“My identity had become so entwined with heroin that I had normalized it. It was only occasionally, in a moment of clarity, that I realized just how abnormal being a heroin addict was.”
Hannah Brooks

Why So Many Young British People Are Smoking Crack

The past year has seen a huge 30 percent rise in people under the age of 25 seeking treatment for the drug.
Emily Goddard

Liberals Are Treating Their Bodies Like Garbage Cans After Trump's Win

"I haven't been sober this year, I don't think."
Brian McManus
thump news

Another City in Argentina Bans Electronic Music Events

Mar Del Plata follows Buenos Aires with the prohibition they announced Tuesday.
Alexander Iadarola

Philippine President Claims to Have 'Made Up' Story of Abusing Fentanyl

Last week's announcement that President Rodrigo Duterte once abused the opioid comes amidst international concern for the number of drug users, dealers, and innocent bystanders being executed in the Philippines.
Maddison Connaughton

Canada Is Making It Easier for Addicts to Inject Drugs Safely

The Canadian government announced Monday that it plans to ease the restrictions on setting up supervised-injection sites imminently. Until then, things don't look good on the ground level.
Jake Kivanc

How You Can Help the World Understand Illegal Drugs

Last year, we discovered all sorts of things about the ways in which humans consume narcotics, and with your help, we can do exactly the same for 2016.
Mac Hackett
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

How Canada's Rehab Centers Are Failing Drug Users

Canadians are waiting months to get into government treatment centers, new data shows.
Rachel Browne

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