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).

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…

1 month

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…

3 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…

6 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…

1 year

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…

1 year