Media + Culture

    #ChangingTheNarrative—A Much-Needed Campaign to Improve Media Coverage of Drugs

    On June 8, the Atlantic published a misleading story that suggests people who use drugs will ...

    If We Wrote About Caffeine Like We Do Other Drugs…

    Genelle Chaconas can’t go a day without caffeine. They consume the powerful stimulant in ...

    What Psychedelics Reveal About the Nature of Consciousness

    Dr. Peter Sjostedt-H is something of a rockstar “philosopher of mind.” His specializations include ...

    Three Recent Stories Illustrate the Media’s Ongoing Drug-War Propaganda

    Three widely distributed stories from the past couple of months illustrate the profound ways ...

    Deprogramming From AA—When a Fellowship Resembles a Cult

    Katherine was on the subway home from a meeting with her Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor ...

    What Politicians Daring Each Other to Be Drug Tested Reveals

    Politicians are usually fond of pushing drug testing on their constituents—not each other. But ...

    Newsflash: There Are Drugs at Coachella—Let’s Help People Use Them Safely

    Coachella, the giant annual music and arts festival in California’s Colorado Desert, began April ...

    Filter’s Editor Discusses Our Mission—And the Problems With Wider Media Coverage of Drugs

    Filter‘s editor-in-chief, Will Godfrey, was interviewed for the April 3 episode of Narcotica—a podcast about ...