And how one new film is trying to change that.
Since the age of 17, I've had three long-term relationships – and all three were with men who were addicted to heroin.
We spoke to three people in various stages and methods of recovery to talk about how they relapsed during Thanksgiving and Christmas, and how they plan to make it through this year.
The community serves as a place to help and support each other through whatever problems its members are dealing with, from dissociative identity disorder to eating disorders.
"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."
One in five of us will experience depression in our lifetime – here are some tips on how to help someone when they are unwell.
We went to Bethlem's new Museum of the Mind to meet exhibiting artists and poets whose work reflects on life under section.
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have stumbled upon a compound that essentially negates the effects of cocaine.
Embrace all the clichéd metaphors you can get your hands on and write stuff down.
A quarter of a century after Saddam bombed the town in Kurdish Iraq, the effects are still being felt.
Edwyn Collins is that cool Scottish guy who was the singer in Orange Juice. They were one of the best and most original British pop bands ever.
It’s really easy to get opium and heroin in Afghanistan, where over 90 percent of the world’s supply is produced.