Travis Lupick

Travis is a journalist based in Vancouver and the author of “Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle with Addiction” (Arsenal Pulp Press, June 2018).

Harm Reduction Works: An Exciting New Alternative to Narcotics Anonymous

The pandemic is taking a toll on people’s mental health, and there’s likely no group more affected than people who…

2 months

Tightrope: A Powerful But Problematic Deaths-of-Despair Narrative

Through the 1970s, Nicholas Kristof rode the Number 6 bus to school with Donna King, the Knapp’s five children, and…

4 months

Why Overdose Deaths Have Fallen Here—Despite More Overdoses

Roughly 66 times every single day in British Columbia, someone calls 911 for a suspected drug overdose. And 66 times…

6 months

Heroin Pipes: How the “Hammer” Was Built for Harm Reduction

A common misconception about people who use heroin is that they all want to get as high as possible, that…

8 months

Fentanyl, Inc: How Corporate Sales Floors Dominate the New Drugs Market

On the edge of Shanghai, men wearing balaclavas meet journalist Ben Westhoff at sunset. He’s blindfolded, pushed into a pickup…

10 months

Heroin Buyers Clubs Proposed by Researchers to Reduce Overdose

The crisis of opioid-related deaths extends throughout North America. Similar to cities across the United States, Vancouver, Canada, is flooded…

1 year

The Parenting Journey of a Mom Whose Daughter Survived 13 Overdoses

Across North America, older people who never attended a protest in their lives are contacting elected officials and marching in…

2 years

Why California Has Largely Been Spared Fentanyl Deaths—So Far

America's crisis of drug-overdose deaths has largely spared California. At 11.2 deaths per 100,000 people in 2016, California's rate of…

2 years