DRUG ADDICTION

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
Stuff

Why Can't We All Take Modafinil?

The world's favorite smart drug is much safer than Adderall and a promising treatment for substance abuse and neurodegenerative disorders—so why can't we use it?
Daniel Oberhaus
12.2.16
Stuff

How I Came to Terms with My Dad’s Lies, Charm and Heroin Habit

Meet filmmaker Phillip Wood, who turned his lens onto his father to patch up their broken relationship and understand substance abuse disorders.
Max Daly
4.18.16
Film

Inside the World of Meth Addicts and Militias in Rural Louisiana

From pregnant strippers shooting up to militiamen wading through swampy waters, Roberto Minervini's documentary 'The Other Side' takes an intimate look at those living on the fringes of American society.
Whitney Mallett
4.11.16
Stuff

​How it Feels When Your Dad Is Arrested for Trafficking Heroin in Thailand

In 1978, Warren Fellows was arrested in Thailand trying to smuggle 8.5 kilograms of heroin into Australia. I was two, but it changed everything.
Adrian Simon
3.8.16
Stuff

The Things My Drug-Addicted Father Gave Me

When I was a kid, my dad was a charming cowboy loved by his friends. But now the only thing left of that man is a bolo tie.
Jordan Foisy
3.4.16
News

This Neuroscientist Argues That Addiction Is Not a Disease and Rehab Is Bullshit

Marc Lewis, a former drug addict and current neuroscientist, says the medical model of treating addiction needs to be challenged.
Neil Sharma
12.7.15
Stuff

My Life as a Brooklyn Junkie

"Heroin is like Aladdin's lamp: it will make you think that your wishes are coming true, that you are in control of your life."
Anastasia, as told to Max Daly
7.27.15
Stuff

Can Weed Really Help Addicts Recover from Alcoholism and Hard Drug Use?

Could weed really help you kick a meth habit, or is it just a matter of replacing one vice with another?
Sophie Saint Thomas
4.6.15
Stuff

Could This Cocaine Antidote Help Addicts Get Better by Ruining Drugs?

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have stumbled upon a compound that essentially negates the effects of cocaine.
Wendy Syfret
1.27.15
Longreads Or Whatever

A Look at Pete Doherty's Time at a Thai Rehab Facility

Through pictures, videos and an interview with the founder of the Hope Rehab Centre, we understand Pete's most promising recovery.
sam wolfson
1.8.15
Stuff

Valium Can Be Harder to Withdraw from Than Heroin

Sadly, I only found out once I'd become addicted – at 26.
Felicity Jones
12.10.14
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