Mephedrone

Drugs

Remembering the Great British Mephedrone Craze

Ten years later, one small-time drone dealer remembers the month the drug hit his university.
James Berry
2.27.19
chemsex

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.
Max Daly
6.12.17
Premieres

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.
Daisy Jones
4.5.17
Drugs

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.
JS Rafaeli
1.17.17
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.
Jeremy Allen
7.26.16
Stuff

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.
Salma Haidrani
7.24.16
NSFW

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
6.9.16
Chemsex Week

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
11.30.15
Chemsex Week

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.
Max Daly
11.30.15
uk

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.
Joseph Cox
10.2.15
tech

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.
Max Daly
8.24.15
Chemsex Week

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.
Chris Godfrey
8.18.15
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