paranoia

Weed

We Asked People About the Time They Got so High They Called 911

Weed is a pretty chill drug, but for some users, the experience results in a hilarious disaster.
Jackson Weaver
6.20.18
hysteria

What It's Like to Believe You're Constantly Being Watched

VICE meets up with a few Americans who claim they're victims of "gang stalking"—a vast organized surveillance plot.
VICE Staff
11.7.17
Drugs

Why Some People Can't Handle Their Weed

The search for relaxation drives the consumption of marijuana, but some find it ramps up their anxiety and paranoia.
Spencer Macnaughton
5.15.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Teens Smoking Pot Are More Likely to Be Paranoid and Hallucinate, Study Says

The five-year study found that marijuana had serious ramifications on teenage boys' mental health.
Jake Kivanc
5.10.16
The VICE Guide to Making 2016 Better Than 2015

A Step-by-Step Guide to Being Less Scared in 2016

A few ways to avoid pissing your pants when the paranoia starts to set in this year.
Mike Pearl
1.5.16
Stuff

The Man Who Builds Luxury Bomb Shelters for Paranoid One Percenters

Robert Vicino believes the rich don't live on the same scale as ordinary people in today's society—so why should that change after the end of the world? For a mere $35,000, his company will make their apocalypse experiences truly swanky.
Lynn Parramore
10.11.15
News

Yes, Someone Could Be Watching Your Every Move Through Your MacBook's Camera Right Now

Not to freak you out or anything, but you should probably be more paranoid when you're online.
Drew Millard
10.8.15
PROFILES BY VICE

Gone: How Mental Illness Derailed the Career of a Promising Young Skateboarder

As a charismatic teen, Paul Alexander seemed destined for greatness. But then he vanished.
Vice Beta
8.25.15
Stuff

I Spent Months Battling Bedbugs and Years Trying to Get Them Out of My Head

I dealt with the grossest, most outrageous bed bug infestation you can imagine. But it was after I got rid of them that things really started spiraling out of control.
Jake Scott
7.31.15
Stuff

Fear, Paranoia, and Relief: Dealing with the Police as a Woman of Color

I'm a small Asian-American woman who's been treated like a "suspicious person" more times than I can count, and it's left me with unshakable paranoia around cops.
Paula Lee
6.30.15
Photo

Celebrating the Great Combovers of Asia

In his new book, Australian artist Paul Schonberger captures the unique ability of older men to "not give a fuck."
Paul Schonberger
4.30.15
Narcomania

Mephedrone, Psychosis, and a Severed Penis: When Drugs Are Blamed in British Courts

This week, a man who stabbed his mother several times before severing his own dick used a "drug-induced psychosis" defense. But how legitimate is it for offenders to lay all the blame on narcotics?
Max Daly
3.6.15