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.
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.
Your Drug Habit Is Destroying the Planet
The illegal drug trade comes with a significant environmental cost, but it doesn't have to.
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.
How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs
“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.
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.
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.
Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanizing Myth
“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalize.
The Fascinating History of Mescaline, the OG Psychedelic
We spoke to writer Mike Jay about the drug's journey from prehistoric caves, through Aztecs, Mormons, Beat poets, Jean-Paul Sartre, and a British MP.
Everyone Is Really Confused About What Decriminalizing Shrooms Actually Means
"We left it initially vague on purpose," the campaign manager behind Denver's historic vote told us.
Drug Dealers Tell Us How to Spot a Sucker
We asked a few drug dealers how they decide which customers they're going to scam.
Getting 'California Sober' Showed Me a Kinder, Gentler Way to Do Drugs
When I quit every substance except weed and psychedelics, I could still party and expand my mind, but without the selfishness and addiction.