You've heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted. But do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in profits it generates is owned by one family?
The DEA's ability to go after drug distributors was weakened even as opioid-related deaths continue to rise.
Thanks to fungi and plants and their chemical weapon-making abilities, we are able to create some of the most common drugs we take today.
We feel for this poor guy and his obvious confusion.
"It has completely overwhelmed us," Dr. Thomas A. Andrew said of the opioid crisis. His new ambition: minister to the living about the dangers of drugs.
When Mark woke up in between stages of a procedure on his leg, he started saying some funny things. So Mark's dad started rolling the camera.
A recent federal study found that "the potency of illicit cannabis plant material has consistently risen over time since 1995 from approximately 4% in 1995 to approximately 12% in 2014."
Former Interpol bassist Carlos Dengler reflects on the band's first album.
One medical group has figured out a way to sidestep the dangerously addictive drugs.
In his late twenties, John Sherman finds a new fondness for cigarettes, despite everything he was ever taught about them.
Trump says he wants an economic revival. He could start by tackling an epidemic.
The Cincinnati Enquirer sent more than 60 reporters, photographers and videographers into their communities to chronicle an ordinary week of the opioid epidemic.
We're learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits — and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.
An inside look at the science behind treating opioid addiction.
Each summer, a plethora of (mainly) trustafarians gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for a week-long post-apocalyptic fashion show. Behold Burning Man in all its glory.
When Neen Williams started skating 18 years ago, working out and living clean didn't jibe with the lifestyle. Now, at 31, he's changed his whole life so that he can try to skate forever.
If you love bureaucracy, Black Rock City is the alternative desert utopia for you.
Cyclic vomiting syndrome is on the rise among adults, and marijuana use may be partially to blame.
How a New Brunswick veteran, stricken with PTSD and feeling abandoned by the country he served, turned a small town into Canada's medical-marijuana capital.
Southern black boys like me were more likely to end up incarcerated than working beside white faculty at so-called elite liberal arts colleges.
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