withdrawal

Culture

What ‘13 Reasons Why’ Gets Right About Heroin Addiction

Based on my experience as a former heroin user, and as a journalist covering addiction, the show’s depiction is refreshingly authentic.
Zachary Siegel
5.21.18
High Wire

Just Because You Can't Stop Taking Antidepressants Doesn't Mean You're Addicted

Americans often talk about depending on antidepressants like it's the same thing as being addicted to drugs like coke. Here's why that's wrong.
Maia Szalavitz
4.25.18
The High Life

There's No Such Thing as a Weed Hangover

Most of the time, the effects should be long gone after about eight hours.
Mike Darling
2.22.18
addiction

Running Might Be an Effective Way to Help Smokers Quit

This new quit-smoking technique has a higher success rate.
Maggie Puniewska
2.15.18
Fighting Words

Quitting Opioids Cold Turkey Made Me Want to Die

Withdrawal is not a psychological longing, it is a physical demand.
Tracey Anne Duncan
11.28.17
Weed

Weed Withdrawal Is a Real Thing and It's Hell

If you're using weed for medicinal reasons, it can wreak havoc on your mental or physical health.
David Hillier
11.14.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Kratom is helping this heroin-user break his 6-year addiction

Seth Dalton
10.26.17
so sad today

I Still Hate Self-Love: Advice from So Sad Today

I hate the expression "self-love," but I've come to understand my own version of it, and that I've maybe been doing some form of it all along.
So Sad Today
10.5.17
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
so sad today

I Grew as a Person and It Sucks

The longer I stay out of the game, the more I see my intentions behind things—the way I sexualize life.
So Sad Today
8.4.16
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
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Spada Synthesizes Addicting Piano House out of Max Frost's "Withdrawal"

Atlantic Records will release 'Withdrawal Remixes' this Friday.
Alexander Iadarola
5.26.16
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