addiction

Drugs

This Study Found Another Clue to Stopping Coke Addiction Before It Starts

The downside is, it’s mostly genetic.
Sarah Berman
2.20.17
High Wire

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.
Maia Szalavitz
2.13.17
Drugs

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?
Hannah Ewens
1.26.17
Drugs

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.
Matthieu Beigbeder
1.7.17
LGBTQ

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.
Alexander Cheves
12.28.16
News

​How Weed Is Helping Opioid Users Beat Addiction

A growing body of experts and patients say cannabis should be prescribed before painkillers.
Manisha Krishnan
12.17.16
News

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>"
Jake Kivanc
12.8.16
Stuff

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.
Mike Pearl
12.6.16
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
11.27.16
Health

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.
Maia Szalavitz
10.26.16
Health

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.
Julian Morgans
10.14.16
Stuff

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.
Elizabeth Elliot
10.4.16
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