Remembering the Great British Mephedrone Craze
Ten years later, one small-time drone dealer remembers the month the drug hit his university.
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.
Nilüfer Yanya’s New Video is a Very Aesthetic Ode to Drugs, Sex and Romance in London
“The Florist” captures that specific feeling of having fun and getting high but knowing it won't last.
The Story of Mephedrone, the Party Drug That Boomed and Went Bust
In 2010, it was the UK's fourth favorite substance; nowadays, it's used almost exclusively on the chemsex scene.
The Noisey Guide To Music and Mental Health
How Being a Music Journalist Made Me Wind Up in a Psychiatric Hospital
I was a living cliche: a failed musician who then spends his time criticizing other musicians.
We Asked an Optometrist Why Molly Makes Your Eyeballs Shake
As any devotee to the /r/drugs subreddit will be able to tell you, eye wiggles—or nystagmus—are a real and mysterious hassle.
Explaining the Bizarre World of British Nightlife to Americans
British nightlife is a beautiful free-for-all of internet drugs, Wavey Garms girls, illegal raving, and regretful sex. But to the American outsider, it can seem confusing.
Francisco Garcia & Zach Sokol
We Asked a Panel of Experts How They Would Tackle the Issues Around Chemsex
Left unchallenged, it's only going to negatively impact the lives of many more gay men.
Patrick Cash, Illustration: Thomas Pullin
How Gay Clubs Changed the Way We Take Drugs
Many of the world's most popular drugs took off in gay clubs, but it looks like the days of gay men being "early adopters" of new psychoactive substances are numbered.
Surprise: Now-Illegal 'Legal Highs' Are Widely Available on the Dark Web
As governments crack down on "new psychoactive substances," their presence on the dark web is inevitable.
It's This Easy to Start Your Own Lucrative Student Drug Ring
Thanks to the dark web, anyone with an internet connection can become a drug wholesaler—of course, the dark web won't protect you from going to prison.
The Drug-Addicted Male Escorts Who Get Pressured to Take Mephedrone and GHB at Chemsex Parties
GHB, mephedrone, and meth have become so popular at gay sex parties that many sex workers say they're expected to take these drugs as part of their jobs.