Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

How Canada's Rehab Centers Are Failing Drug Users

Canadians are waiting months to get into government treatment centers, new data shows.
Rachel Browne
11.3.16
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.
Dan Werb
10.31.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

The First Fentanyl Addict

How the powerful opioid took its roots in anesthesiology, and affected medical professionals working in the field, before it made its way into the mainstream.
Rumana D’Souza
10.23.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Everything You Should Know About Carfentanil, the Drug Even Deadlier Than Fentanyl

It's allegedly been used as a chemical weapon and is an elephant tranquilizer—now, it's being spiked into heroin.
Allison Tierney
8.10.16
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
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

How I Got My Life Back After Being Addicted to Fentanyl

One of the characters in VICE's new documentary 'DOPESICK' talks about the realities of getting sober and how losing a friend to the drug inspired her to try and get help for others.
A'lisa Ramsey as Told to Allison Tierney
6.23.16
News

Why Are Dealers Cutting Fentanyl into Recreational Drugs?

Everything from cocaine to heroin is being cut with the opioid.
Manisha Krishnan
6.23.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Drug Users in Canada Are Being Trained as First Responders to Fentanyl Overdoses

As the crisis fuels a record number of emergency calls for Vancouver's official first responders, users are stepping in to save lives.
Sarah Berman
6.22.16