overdose

Drugs

What It's Like to Run the Biggest Drug Encyclopedia in the World

Kenan Sulayman's website PsychonautWiki is an online resource for information on more than 300 hallucinogens.
Eric van den Berg
5 days ago
Drugs

Here's Fresh Evidence the Drug War Is a 'Horrific Failure'

"The international drug control system promised a world free of drugs, but has delivered the exact opposite."
Max Daly
10.23.18
Drugs

The Tragic Story of How an Addiction Podcast Grew into a Recovery Community

After the overdose death of a ‘Dopey Podcast’ host, a founder shares the show’s unlikely path to popularity.
Emily J. Sullivan
10.11.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Getting Sober Means Realizing That You Are Enough

Heroine is an escape, a relief, a safe space. Giving it up means facing all the fear, rage, and terror you’ve been running from.
Hannah Brooks
10.11.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Who Am I Without Drugs? Imagining Life After Rehab

“My identity had become so entwined with heroin that I had normalized it. It was only occasionally, in a moment of clarity, that I realized just how abnormal being a heroin addict was.”
Hannah Brooks
9.24.18
Culture

Ariana Grande, Mac Miller, and Why We Blame Women for Male Substance Abuse

Blaming a woman for her partner's self-harm isn't just cruel, it's symptomatic of our culture's biggest problems.
Kara Weisenstein
9.19.18
High Wire

These Drug Users Don't Want Their Dealer Prosecuted if They OD

"I love my friends and I love the people I hang out with and I don't want anybody going to jail because of my behavior."
Maia Szalavitz
8.20.18
the opioid crisis

Juggalos Tell Us How They’ve Been Affected by the Opioid Crisis

What we learned about a national health crisis at the recent Gathering of the Juggalos.
Allison Tierney
8.3.18
High Wire

The Mystery of the Terrifying Xanax Resurgence in America

Pharmaceutical marketing is often said to be a key cause of the opioid crisis. That doesn't explain the deadly rise of benzos.
Maia Szalavitz
3.28.18
High Wire

Why These People Took Drug Combinations That Nearly Killed Them

We asked overdose survivors about the dangerous trend of mixing opioids with depressants or stimulants, a key part of America's larger crisis.
Maia Szalavitz
2.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Don't Worry, Kellyanne Conway's Handling the Opioid Crisis

Despite her not having any experience in public health whatsoever.
Drew Schwartz
11.30.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Drunk and Disorderly Call Led Cops to Potential 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

Police found explosive chemicals, bottled urine, and a lunchbox bomb at a Florida home.
Drew Schwartz
11.14.17