Former Users Describe the First Time They Tried Heroin
What is it about smack that makes people want to throw away their lives?
Tracing France's History in the Heroin Trade
We met the daughter of notorious French drug trafficker Gaëtan Zampa in Marseille to talk about her relationship with her father and the city's history as a drug smuggling port.
Kevin EG Perry
Heroin Overdose Treatments in American Prisons Are Dangerously Old-Fashioned
As heroin use surges among the general public, the drug has become a mainstay in the prison system, where the common overdose treatment Naloxone is still hard to come by.
The Art of Smack: Graham MacIndoe's 'All In'
Artist Graham MacIndoe's new book looks at the design and typography of heroin bags collected over his years as an addict.
Burma's Heroin Addicts Are Plagued by Cheap Drugs and Conspiracy Theories
It's hard to get clean when a hit of high-grade heroin costs less than $2.
How to Stage a Felony
In 1979 a guy I knew at a photo agency in LA told me he could market phony crime photos to true-crime magazines, so I invited some of the neighborhood guys over and told them to bring a date and a weapon.
A New Episode of Our TV Show Is Airing Tonight
Here at the VICE HQ we have a gigantic hourglass that we reset each week to count down the days until the next week's HBO show. It takes ten interns all heaving at once to flip it, and the chances of one of them getting pinned underneath or losing a...
I Sold My Used Panties for Heroin
I started using heroin when I was 16 years old. I had played with every other drug at my disposal, but noticed an affinity for opiates in tenth grade when a friend suffering from cancer gave me some morphine. Within one year, I was shooting up in the...
Sex and Drugs and Paranoid Schizophrenia
Vancouver has mountains and beaches and an ocean and vice. Lots of vice.