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VICE Specials
9:24

Barcelona's Drug Squats

Since 2016, criminal gangs have occupied more than a hundred flats in central Barcelona to sell and use drugs, turning them into so-called narcopisos.
Red Cards
13:28

Basketball to Drug Trafficking: The Story of Pee Wee Kirkland

VICE meets Harlem legend Pee Wee Kirkland. Tracing Pee Wee's life story, we learn of his life as a drug kingpin, an NBA recruit, and a mentor to at-risk youth.
DOPESICK NATION / Clip
3:06

The Dark Side Of The Opioid Rehab Industry

South Florida’s treatment industry is notorious for corruption and low success rate. One sober living owner explains why.
DOPESICK NATION / Clip
1:30

Frankie's Support System

Frankie helps others overcome their struggles with addiction, but these are the people who help him.
VICE News Tonight on HBO
5:22

Heroin Librarians

VICE News visits McPherson Square Park and Library in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia - a community being torn apart by opioid addiction.
Tonic Specials
10:36

The Opioid Effect: Maine's Fishing Community Battles with Heroin

In 2016, the state of Maine averaged one drug overdose death a day, with the vast majority of those deaths by heroin. VICE goes behind the numbers to the fishing town of Machias to meet people whose lives have been affected by the heroin epidemic.
Tonic Specials
8:17

The Opioid Effect: Inside Pennsylvania's Heroin Epidemic

Prescription opioids are effective in treating pain, but they're also highly addictive and can act as a gateway to heroin abuse. Vice went to Philadelphia to meet some men in recovery and learn about the thin line between treatment and addiction.
Tonic Specials
12:49

The Opioid Effect: An Ohio Family Rebuilds After Addiction

As part of our ongoing investigation of the opioid epidemic, VICE spent a day in Chillicothe, Ohio following a social worker and meeting a family still dealing with the impact of their daughter's addiction to heroin.
Flip Book
2:11

Flip Book - Molly Harris

Documentary photographer Molly Harris talks about her stark and telling portrait series 'Closer to Heaven,' and the intricacies of living with heroin addiction as a sex worker in Adelaide.
VICE News Specials
28:52

The Rise of Mexican Black Tar

VICE News investigates the lucrative and dangerous rise of Mexican black tar heroin.
VICE News Specials / Clip
4:27

Group Therapy Behind Bars (Excerpt)

Henry Langston joins a group therapy session, where inmates talk about their looming release dates and their biggest challenges in maintaining sobriety.
VICE News Specials
15:47

Cold Turkey: New Hampshire's Prison Detox

VICE News looks inside the state facility in New Hampshire that's readily providing substance abuse treatment — its state prison.
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