Drugs

The Dangers of Taking Unprescribed Beta-Blockers for Anxiety

Some see the heart medication as a miracle drug for public speaking fears, anxiety and panic attacks, but it’s not without its risks

The Strange Case of the Stanford LSD Stabbing

James Shirvell is as mild-mannered as they come. Then he took acid with his girlfriend and nearly stabbed her to death with a butcher knife. Which begs the question: Who is to blame — the man or the acid?

How One Father’s Grief for His Slain Son Became an Exposé on America’s Crippling Opioid Crisis

The directors of Netflix’s true-crime series ‘The Pharmacist’ talk about our hopelessly addictive personalities, the anguish of losing a child and what should happen to the people who unleashed OxyContin into the world

The People Who Can’t Eat Without Smoking Weed

‘My stomach would physically feel like it was in knots, and the smoking would untie the knots just enough to take a few bites’