Former Users Describe the First Time They Tried Heroin

What is it about smack that makes people want to throw away their lives?
David Allegretti

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.
Seth Ferranti

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.
Sophie Butcher

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.
Tyler Stiem
Sothern Exposure

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.
Scot Sothern

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...
VICE Staff

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...
Yama Nushka

Sex and Drugs and Paranoid Schizophrenia

Vancouver has mountains and beaches and an ocean and vice. Lots of vice.
Nadine Anin