Opiates

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It's True: You Can Absolutely Fail a Drug Test After Eating a Poppy Seed Bagel

A Maryland mom tested positive for opiates while in labor​ and her daughter had to stay in the hospital for five days, and a New York City corrections officer failed a random drug test and lost his job​.
Susan Rinkunas
8.8.18
Narcomania

The Medics Who Get High on Their Own Supply

With stressful jobs and easy access to pharmaceutical grade opiates, it's no wonder some doctors get hooked on the drugs they use on their patients.
Max Daly
7.9.18
High Wire

America's Rich and Powerful Have Permission Slips to Get High

From politicians to business executives, America's drug policy is set up to give recreational access to (white) people with status and money—and screw everyone else.
Maia Szalavitz
5.21.18
Drugs

The US Opioid Crisis Started in India

How India's historical role in the global opiate trade contributed to a crisis in the United States.
Benjamin Siegel
4.27.18
Noisey News

Flea Shares His Struggle With Opioids In An Open Letter

The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist details his opiate addiction in an open letter for 'TIME.'
Kristin Corry
2.26.18
Drugs

The Secret Lives of Functioning Heroin Users

"I use on a lunchtime at work, only a couple of lines or so, which I smoke in the handicap bathroom."
David Hillier
9.15.17
Drugs

An 8-Year Opiate Addiction Fueled His Love for Games. Now, He's Quitting.

Games have helped (and hindered) Larry's addiction for nearly a decade, but he wants to be a better father, a better partner. He's just not sure what it means for his favorite hobby.
Patrick Klepek
8.8.17
News

What It’s Like Saving Lives on the Front Lines of Canada’s Opioid Crisis

"Within the last 12-month period, we're looking at over 1,000 overdoses requiring the use of naloxone," says one of the operators of North America's first supervised injection site.
Sarah Berman
11.6.16
Photo

Photos of the Synthetic Drug Epidemic That's Ravaged Gaza

For years now, Gaza has been rocked by the proliferation of a synthetic opiate called Tramadol. We sent a photographer to document sales, police confiscations, and the human suffering that pushes people into opiate use.
Antonio Faccilongo
10.2.16
Film

What Hollywood Often Ignores in Films About Drugs

And how one new film is trying to change that.
Allison Tierney
9.21.16
Drugs

Dark Web Market Bans Synthetic Opioid Fentanyl After Recent Deaths

The administrators gave vendors 48 hours to remove any fentanyl related items.
Joseph Cox
8.31.16
crime & drugs

Prince’s fentanyl overdose might be connected to deadly mislabeled pills trend

While police haven't raised the possibility of foul play, some are speculating that the late singer had no idea that he was taking fentanyl, the powerful opiate responsible for a rash of deaths across North America.
Davide Mastracci
8.22.16
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