We Found Evidence of Cocaine Use in U.K. Government Buildings

Our coke swabs—which turn blue when they detect the drug—picked up traces of coke in four of the nine locations we tested.

Michael Segalov

Scientists Say Chemical Found in Spinach Is Basically a Steroid, Should Be Banned for Athletes

Tired: blaming boner pills for your doping allegations. Wired: blaming a salad!

Jelisa Castrodale

How Past Drug Use Can Stop You From Getting Into the U.S.

After a British tourist was turned away because customs officials found an old text about cocaine on her phone, we asked an expert what else might get in your way.

David Hillier

I Got Banned From the U.S. When Airport Security Found My Coke Texts

I was immediately sent back to the U.K. when immigration officials said they’d found a reference to cocaine on my phone.

Isabella Brazier-Jones

A Bizarre New Species of Mollusk Eats Rocks, Poops Sand, and Shapes Rivers

Lithoredo abatanica, a very weird shipworm found in a river in the Philippines, represents both a new species and genus.

Becky Ferreira

The Inside Story of Europe's First Narco-State

A young generation of Albanians are caught between organized crime's politics, rampant unemployment, and the fast cash of Class A drugs.

Monty Reed

The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids

Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.

Maia Szalavitz

Your Drug Habit Is Destroying the Planet

The illegal drug trade comes with a significant environmental cost, but it doesn't have to.

Mike Power

Cold Showers Help Me Manage Dysphoria When Nothing Else Works

When I had an eating disorder linked to dysphoria, I thought cold showers would help me lose weight. Instead, I find that they bring me back to myself.

Peter Smith

How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs

“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.

Suzannah Weiss

How Big U.S. Companies Are Selling Weed Vapes in the United Kingdom

We met J.J. O'Brien from vape giant PAX Labs to talk about bringing the PAX 3 to the U.K. and marketing a legal product to an illegal market.

Matt Blake

Opinion: The New Ketamine-Based Antidepressant Is a Rip-Off

Johnson & Johnson patented a form of the psychedelic with less research and a ridiculous price tag.

Marco A. Ramos, MD, PhD
J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD
Michael D. Alpert, MD
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