Is the Drug Trade Really Bank-Rolling Terrorism?
We often hear about "Jihadists flooding the west with heroin", or "ISIS making billions through drug trafficking" – but we rarely see much actual evidence.
I Use LSD to Help me Deal with the Trauma of Being Kidnapped By My Dad
When Nara flew to Iraq from London for her grandmother's funeral, she found her grandmother very much alive, and her father furious at her for becoming "too Westernised".
Is the Islamic World Facing Up to Its Rising HIV Problem?
In most parts of the world HIV infections and deaths from Aids have been falling, but in Muslim-majority regions new HIV infections have been on the rise since 2001.
Why Do Brits Love Ketamine So Much?
An investigation, from an American perspective, into why Special K has never really picked up traction as a party drug in the US.
How Legal Highs Changed During My 25 Years of Selling Them
An interview with the man who owned the UK's biggest legal high wholesale business.
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.
How Governments Have Used the War on Drugs to Oppress Their Enemies
Last week it was revealed Richard Nixon had launched his war on drugs to target people he didn't like – but he's not the only one to use narcotics as a hammer to beat his enemies with.
The VICE Guide to Making 2016 Better Than 2015
How to Make Drug Taking Better in 2016
Governments around the world aren't making any great strides, so it looks like drug users are going to have to take it upon themselves.
I Take Nine Grams of GHB Every Night to Treat My Narcolepsy
Xyrem, GHB's Big Pharma brother, is one of the most effective treatments for narcolepsy – only, it's near-impossible to get hold of, leading to fears that sufferers might start to self-medicate with drugs bought off the dark web.
The Ups and Downs of Taking LSD
LSD's popularity is increasing, so we spoke to an expert about its effects.
Inside the Lives of Heroin Addicts Who Steal from Supermarkets to Fund Their Use
Every couple of weeks there are reports of heroin users appearing at court to face shoplifting charges. We spent a day with a couple of them to get an insight into their world.
A History of GHB, the Club Drug That's at the Centre of a Serial Killer Case
It's the Jeykll and Hyde of recreational drugs: take the right dose and its euphoric; take a miligram too much and it becomes deadly.