Illicit drugs

president joe biden and son hunter biden hug after a speech

The Real Hunter Biden Scandal The Real Hunter Biden Scandal

Joe Biden’s empathy is admirable. But it shouldn’t just be reserved for family.

Aug 18, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Finding Hope Through Ketamine Therapy

Finding Hope Through Ketamine Therapy Finding Hope Through Ketamine Therapy

Ellen Meyers has lived with the consuming grief of losing her only child for more than a decade. Ketamine therapy is helping her find some peace at last.

Nov 2, 2022 / Highlights / Ellen Meyers

Meet the California State Senator Who Wants to Decriminalize Psychedelics

Meet the California State Senator Who Wants to Decriminalize Psychedelics Meet the California State Senator Who Wants to Decriminalize Psychedelics

Can Scott Wiener convince the state that his bill will reduce the “sheer misery” drug use is causing now?

Nov 1, 2022 / Feature / John Semley

Opioids identified as part of street drug-checking by the Toronto-based Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation research agency. A person with blue-purple gloves holds up a tray of opioid samples.

Synthetic Drugs Are Sending the Overdose Crisis Into Overdrive Synthetic Drugs Are Sending the Overdose Crisis Into Overdrive

US policy is keeping public health officials, scientists, and emergency-room doctors in the dark about a growing manufactured plague.

Aug 9, 2022 / Joseph Friedman and Eric Reinhart

Reconstruction of Teleilat el Ghassul

From Opium to Saffron, the Ancients Knew a Thing or Two About Drugs From Opium to Saffron, the Ancients Knew a Thing or Two About Drugs

Scholars of antiquity are finding ever more evidence that psychoactive substances played a central role in ancient life.

Mar 22, 2022 / Feature / Karen Polinger Foster, Diana Stein, and Sarah Kielt Costello

How the Netherlands Became a Global Cocaine Hub

How the Netherlands Became a Global Cocaine Hub How the Netherlands Became a Global Cocaine Hub

The surge in trafficking through the Port of Rotterdam has coincided with spectacular violence.

Mar 23, 2022 / Feature / Jessica Loudis

A man in a mask is surrounded by police

The Spectacular Fall of Honduras’s Juan Orlando Hernandez The Spectacular Fall of Honduras’s Juan Orlando Hernandez

The former president will face drug charges in a US court, but it was the US that empowered him.

Feb 28, 2022 / Jared Olson

Why Drug Overdoses Have Gone Up During the Pandemic

Why Drug Overdoses Have Gone Up During the Pandemic Why Drug Overdoses Have Gone Up During the Pandemic

“It’s really hard to think about recovery, or putting down substances, when your basic human needs aren’t being met.”

Sep 17, 2020 / Mattea Kramer

Austin, Texas, Just Voted to End the Drug War

Austin, Texas, Just Voted to End the Drug War Austin, Texas, Just Voted to End the Drug War

Voters just nominated a candidate for DA who says, “On day one, we will end the prosecution of low-level drug offenses.”

Jul 16, 2020 / John Nichols

Vape Bans Won’t Make You Safer

Vape Bans Won’t Make You Safer Vape Bans Won’t Make You Safer

Harm reduction advocates oppose vaping bans of all kinds, arguing that vaping is the most effective way to permanently ease smokers off cigarettes.

Dec 27, 2019 / Teddy Ostrow

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