The Most Common Reasons People Need Medical Attention at Music Festivals

A first responder told us everything that's most likely to go wrong.


People Are Taking a Date Rape Drug Recreationally and Getting Addicted

There's no hangover with GHB, so things go off the rails fast.


The Lesser-Known Date Rape Drug Is Making a Comeback

Most use of this highly potent drug is actually intentional.


Here's How Queer Nightlife Is Addressing a Rise in GHB Use

By some measures, use of and overdose on the drug is on the rise. But stigmatizing users is the wrong response.


Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Festival Security Guard

"I've been threatened with a gun, an ax, and I've also had a beer glass shattered in my face—twice.​"


We Need to Talk About the Queer Community's Meth and GHB Epidemic

Our nonchalant attitude towards this problem is just as detrimental as the drugs themselves.


GHB: An Explainer on the Most Stigmatized Club Drug

THUMP asked an expert everything you ever wanted to know about G.


London's Chemsex Scene Can Be Dark and Deadly

Christine Schierano has been documenting the gay, drug-fueled sex parties for the past six years.


We Asked an ER Doctor All The Ways You Could Die of a Drug Overdose

Drowning your brain while rolling on Molly isn't just an urban legend.


College Students Are Still Drugging Each Other's Drinks Like Crazy

New statistics show that an alarming number of young people are still getting slipped drugs in their drinks—and that many even admit to spiking other people's drinks for "fun."


Everything You Need to Know About GHB—the Date Rape Drug That’s Making a Comeback

Is the drug seeing a resurgence in popularity? We spoke to some experts to find out.


A Canadian Club Introduces a Zero-Tolerance Policy for GHB

"Do I really want people to die in my club? It's not worth it, and we need to do something about it."