Opioid Crisis


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.
Elizabeth Brico
5 days ago

The Truth About Drug Dealers Lacing Cocaine with Fentanyl

Authorities have spoken out about the threat of fentanyl in recreational drugs, but there's reason to believe their claims are overblown.
Max Daly
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Dangers of Marketing Addictive Drugs

New findings about the pressure to sell OxyContin reveal a lot about the opioid crisis.
VICE Staff

Artists Are Occupying Museums to Protest Big Pharma

The Sackler family name is all over the art world, but they made their billions pushing opiates. These artists have had enough.
Dyllan Furness

When Seeking Treatment for Opioid Addiction Leaves You Homeless

On 'DOPESICK NATION,' Frankie Holmes meets Chris, a man who went to South Florida to get treatment for his heroin addiction and ended up on the streets.
Sarah Bellman

We Embedded with Vigilante Drug Testers at the Gathering of the Juggalos

In opioid-ravaged Ohio, Bunk Police helped Insane Clown Posse fans test their drugs.
Allison Tierney

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

Treating Some Drugs Like Food Regulations Could Radically Alter Long-Term Addiction

If we want to end overdose deaths we need to radically rethink our drug policies with new solutions like drug checking services and supervised consumption sites.
Derek Rosenfeld
united states of addiction

How to Get Naloxone

Everything you need to know about buying and using the anti-overdose drug.
Zachary Siegel
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

At least six people dead in Miami bridge collapse, Trump's new opioid plan said to include death penalty for dealers, White House denies H.R. McMaster is getting fired, and more.
VICE Staff
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Kratom Controversy

We talk about the herbal supplement used for opioid withdrawals and its new FDA classification on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'
VICE Staff

How to Solve the Opioid Epidemic: Teach Users to Inject More Safely

Safe injection sites provide a radical harm reduction approach to ending the opioid overdose crisis by educating and empowering drug users.
Celine Gounder