The VICE Guide to Right Now
Opium-Addicted Parrots Keep Raiding Poppy Farms in India
Poppy farmers are being forced to guard their crops against the drug-addled birds, who get high off the narcotic effects of the plant.
Lemon Poppyseed Bread Caused a New Mom to Fail a Drug Test
Because of the test results, Jamie Silakowski had to face visits from Child Protective Services and months of drug tests.
These Rogue Foreigners Ruled the Streets of 1930s Shanghai
Gambling, drugs, you name it. "There was so much money being made that there wasn't a need to kill a lot of people."
Why Is the Air Force Using Stealth Fighters to Blow Up Crude Drug Labs?
"The reality is we are fighting two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the F-22 has not performed a single mission in either theater."
War on Drugs
The DEA's Opium War with the Taliban
The War on Drugs didn't work any better in Afghanistan than it did in America.
Inside Myanmar's Surprisingly Harsh Heroin Rehab Centers
One person per household uses heroin in Myanmar's northern region, and a coalition of religious types has banded together to tackle the problem.
Cocaine Pumpkins and Cobra Wine Are Just a Few of the Things Found by Canadian Border Guards
We spoke to Canada's Border Security Agency about some of the weirdest foods they've found, seized, and destroyed.
A Weekend with a Deep Web Drug Dealer
I watched firsthand how an online drug empire is run.
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis
How North America Found Itself in the Grips of an Opioid Crisis
From pharmaceutical deception to prohibition without rehabilitation, we look at the mistakes that got us here.
VICE Long Reads
Tracing Heroin's Destructive Path from Afghan Poppy Fields to British Needles
We traveled along the heroin trafficking route from Afghanistan into Iran, Turkey, and Eastern Europe, meeting growers, addicts, and experts along the way.
Hanne Coudere, Photos by Jim Huylebroek
Did Poppy Seed Tea Kill This College Student?
Bagels, muffins, and salad dressings are all conduits for two of nature’s most powerful and potentially lethal opiates.
Burmese Opium Farmers Make the Best Rice Wine
U Mint Aung, village chief of a tiny community in the opium fields of Eastern Myanmar brings out a clay pot brimming with multi-coloured grains. The thing looks like a trendy smoothie. But it’s home-brewed rice wine.
Nathan A. Thompson