Media + Culture

    What It’s Like to Be “Out” as a Person Who Uses Heroin

    In May 2019 Louise Vincent, executive director of the Urban Survivors Union, urged privileged ...

    Reason to Raise a Glass: The Alcohol-Zero-Tolerance Project Is Doomed

    The World Health Organization has declared that there is no safe level of drinking—a ...

    How Artists Are Reimagining the Overdose Crisis

    Last year, I volunteered at a harm reduction center where fights and cold sweats ...

    My Psychedelic Love Story: An Interview With Filmmaker Errol Morris

    On the surface, Joanna Harcourt-Smith had the kind of life many people dream of. ...

    So We’re Drinking Our Way Through the Pandemic? It’s What Drugs Are For.

    People are drinking (and using marijuana) more during the pandemic. Alarms have predictably been ...

    The “Date-Rape Drug” Narrative Has Been Weaponized Against GHB Users

    Wait…” my therapist reacted during our weekly FaceTime session. I had just mentioned my ...

    New York Times Breonna Taylor Piece Embraces Drug-War Narratives

    Remarkably, a recent 6,000-word New York Times investigative article about Breonna Taylor doesn’t mention ...