This Study Found Another Clue to Stopping Coke Addiction Before It Starts
The downside is, it’s mostly genetic.
Why Every Generation Freaks Out About a New Drug
The cycle of outrage people have over whatever drug is fashionable hasn't gotten us any closer to figuring out why people abuse narcotics.
Bowie, Elvis and Lemmy: Which Famous Drug Diet Was the Worst?
BIG CAVEAT: None of these are good for you. But scientifically, which would do you most damage?
Why Do People Do Drugs at Work?
We talked to some workers with a habit of doing drugs on the job to find out why they did and what made them stop.
What I Learned from My First 36 Days in Crystal Meth Anonymous
On meth, all my craziest sexual fantasies came true. But realizing I have an addiction meant realizing that my life will never be the same again.
How Weed Is Helping Opioid Users Beat Addiction
A growing body of experts and patients say cannabis should be prescribed before painkillers.
No, Weed Doesn't Make You a Better Driver
"If you go back 40 to 50 years, people thought, <i>I'm only going to have a drink or two because it relaxes me, so I'm a safer driver, a calmer driver.</i>"
A Brief History of Getting So Wasted You Forget You Created Important Pop Culture
When you're loaded, you can forget entire nights, weekends, novels you've written, and seasons of television you've starred in.
Please Kill Me
Partying with John Waters in 1970s Provincetown
This is the story of the summer photographer Nan Goldin and writer/actress Cookie Mueller spent with eccentrics like Philippe Marcade and John Waters.
Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
Why the Codependency Myth of Drug Addiction Needs to Die
The dubious idea that we might "enable" our partners or loved ones suffering from addiction lingers—despite being unscientific and straight-up harmful.
I'm Bored Unless I'm Drunk, But Is That Actually a Problem?
I'm not an alcoholic, I just like getting buzzed as regularly as possible. So I tried to find an expert who'd tell me that was okay.
Dear Mom, This Is Why I’m Addicted: A Letter from a Lost Daughter
The author died in 2014 at age 29 from endocarditis due to IV drug use with contaminated needles and related conditions—before the heroin problem was being treated like a national crisis.