How to Not Die
This Is How Festivals Can Stop Encouraging Drug Abuse
“I had been in the sun all day, seeing bands and smoking pot, which made me drowsy. I tried an energy drink, but it didn’t have enough kick.”
Why These People Took Drug Combinations That Nearly Killed Them
We asked overdose survivors about the dangerous trend of mixing opioids with depressants or stimulants, a key part of America's larger crisis.
People Are Getting High By Snorting Fancy Chocolate
Chocolate snuff is the most literal nose candy to date.
People Who Combine Coke and Alcohol Are More Likely to Kill Themselves
But you can't necessarily blame the drugs.
Boner Pills and Sex Stimulants Are Still the Wild West of Herbal Supplements
The few studies on these products seem to suggest that over three quarters of sex supplements found at places like corner stores likely contain pharmaceuticals. That means every gas station pill has potential to be a hazardous pharmaceutical mystery...
The Disturbing Relationship Between Addiction and ADHD
According to research, about 25 percent of adults who are treated for alcohol and substance abuse also have ADHD.
Banned in the US, Qat Juice Is Buzzing in Israel
The psychostimulant plant known as qat—which contains compounds that are chemically similar to ephedrine and amphetamines—is banned in the US and much of Europe. But in Israel, it's legal, prolific, and delicious to chew.
Ilan Ben Zion
The Best and Worst of This Year's Designer Drugs
We talked to psychonauts and browsed through specialty forums to see which substances made waves in 2014.
Thijs Roes and David Meulenbeld