In 1980, a Washington Post writer named Janet Cooke wrote a heart-wrenching story about an eight-year-old heroin addict in Washington D.C. "Jimmy's World" was a heroic piece of journalism, shedding light on an often unseen world of addiction and poverty and misery.
Cooking up success from scratch
Bourbon, drugs, and a movie
New York's most radical rehab counselor is still standing after a duel with the DEA
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 17, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 7 Dealing with heroin now: how to begin By Nat Hentoff Before methadone gave significant reason for hope in counteracting heroin addiction, I was very much in favor of legalizing heroin under knowledg ... More >>
Nine new films showcase a diverse range of international filmmakers
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 12, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 32 Who clubbed the clown? By Ron Rosenbaum Wavy Gravy, recovering from amoebic dysentery, tropical fever, opium addiction, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and a severe spinal condition, was out of Roosevelt Hosp ... More >>
The substance has helped addicts kick heroin, meth, and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
Ibogaine enthusiasts get bad vibes from conspiracy arrests
What to do if your friend turns blue? Try Narcan.
Tales of the Afghan Drug Trade
Medical and Legal Issues Keep Overdose Antidote Out of Users' Hands
Heroin Deaths Rattle The East Village
As Clinton Stalls on Needle Exchange, HIV Slips Through