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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Valium Can Be Harder to Withdraw from Than Heroin
Sadly, I only found out once I'd become addicted – at 26.