I could hear a weird gurgling sound every time I tried to get air. I thought "this is it. You've done it this time."
Called "pajdo," the drug is cheap and plentiful, but destroys the bodies of users who are already suffering under the crushing weight of poverty and racism.
"Just that first time they get the applause is quite profound. It's the first time they've been acknowledged in a positive way."
VICE Japan investigates 'yaba', the methamphetamine-based drug sweeping Thailand, and the unique rehab programme to cure addicts through daily group vomiting sessions.
Ex-soviet soldier turned self-proclaimed saviour, "Crocodile Gennadiy", is the subject of a new documentary. We talked to its director, Steve Hoover.
In Part Two, we get a crash course from a professional gaming commentator, take a trip to gaming rehab and try on character costumes at the HQ of South Korea's best cosplay team.
Sofia Valiente's photographs explore how the most ostracised people in western society live and poses the question, can they ever be forgiven?
A new study is expected to result in further cutbacks to the state's juvenile detention facilities, and could even spur lawmakers to abandon their reliance on the system entirely.
The mother of a returned British jihadist who fought for the Islamic State warns that other former jihadists in Britain are "walking time bombs" because of the lack of government support.
Unless you're into police brutality and an enforced lack of medical attention.
I went to visit a Greenlandic serial rapist to see how the Danish prison system was treating him.