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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
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
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
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
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
High Wire
High Wire

This Fentanyl Test Could Save Lives if America Would Just Embrace It

It's International Overdose Awareness Day, which means it's time to talk about how we usually get drug policy wrong—and why harm reduction is the answer.
Maia Szalavitz
8.31.17
News
News

Woman Banned from US After Border Agent Finds Proof of Drug Use on Phone

US border officials searched her phone, finding a story about how she almost died after ingesting fentanyl she thought was cocaine.
Allison Tierney
8.15.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Fentanyl-Laced Coke May Be Killing New Yorkers

The two drugs were found in the systems of 37 percent of lethal overdose victims in the city last year—up from 11 percent the year before.
Drew Schwartz
6.2.17
The Tight Squeeze Issue
The Tight Squeeze Issue

Hitler's Doctor Said the Dictator Almost Died from a Cocaine Overdose

An assassination attempt got Hitler addicted to "that cocaine thing," according to a new book.
Norman Ohler; Illustrations by Armando Veve
3.27.17
Drugs
Drugs

More Than 200 British Columbians Died of Drug Overdose in the First Two Months of 2017

Front line advocates are calling on the feds to declare a national health emergency, and start tracking cross-country deaths.
Sarah Berman
3.18.17
Drugs
Drugs

Canada’s Fentanyl Crisis Has Triggered a Rise in Organ Transplants

More organ donors are dying of drug overdoses, according to new stats released this week.
Sarah Berman
2.19.17
Opioids
Opioids

What the Opioid Overdose Crisis Looks Like in Vancouver

At a vigil in the city's hard-hit Downtown Eastside neighborhood, family and friends remember hundreds lost.
Cara McKenna
2.6.17