overdoses

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Heroin Was Responsible for One in Four Overdose Deaths in 2015, Says CDC

Opioids—including prescription painkillers and fentanyl—also accounted for the overall majority of overdose deaths last year.
Brian Moylan
2.24.17
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

One-third of voters say the debates will influence how they'll vote, the mayor lifts the curfew in Charlotte as protests continue, golf legend Arnold Palmer has died at 87, and more.
VICE Staff
9.26.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Canadian Music Festivals Still Can’t Test Pills for Fentanyl

In BC, where overdose deaths are up 74 percent, several festivals offer free drug testing – but fentanyl testing equipment's not ready yet.
Sarah Berman
7.17.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

At Least 17 People Reportedly Overdosed on Spice in Brooklyn

Around 9:30 in the morning, at least 17 people in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood became violently ill after smoking the drug, some even passing out in the street.
VICE Staff
7.12.16
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New Canadian Bill That Proposes Amnesty for Drug Users Who Overdose is Just Common Decency

It's not hyperbole to say this law could be the difference between life and death for many people.
Jack Urwin
2.23.16
The VICE Guide to Making 2016 Better Than 2015

How to Make Drug Taking Better in 2016

Governments around the world aren't making any great strides, so it looks like drug users are going to have to take it upon themselves.
Max Daly
1.6.16
News

Inside Ontario's Horrifying Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Between 2000 and 2013, there were almost 5,000 recorded deaths from opiate overdose in the Canadian province, and more than 300 in the last six months.
Jake Kivanc
12.9.15
Stuff

A Drug that Reverses Opioid Overdoses Is About to Be Sold Over-the-Counter in Australia

Easier access to naloxone could lead to a sizable decrease in opioid-related deaths.
Paul Gregoire
10.16.15
America Incarcerated

Heroin, Murder, and the New Front in the War on Drugs

When heroin users die from an overdose, some prosecutors pursue full-fledged murder charges against the dealers or friends who provided the drugs. Possible sentences include life without parole.
Daniel Denvir
9.28.15
Narcomania

Why Are Drug Deaths Spiking in Britain?

Last year saw the most drug-related deaths in England and Wales since rec began.
Max Daly
9.9.15
Stuff

Victoria Won’t Be Getting A Safe Injecting Room Anytime Soon

While Sydney's supervised injecting room has been a widely accepted success, the Victorian government still opposes a facility in Melbourne.
Denham Sadler
2.17.15
Drugs

Meet the 'Fake Heroin' Behind the Next Overdose Epidemic

Acetyl fentanyl, packing many times the punch of heroin, is now making its way into the United States' narcotic supply.
Michael Byrne
8.19.14
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