Opinion

US journalism students should undergo anti-overdose training

By learning how to respond to an overdose, we can better understand the crisis we will be covering - and save lives.

Samantha Maldonado

by Samantha Maldonado
- Graison Dangor

Samantha Maldonado

Drugs

Opium production in Afghanistan reaches record high

Despite US and international efforts to destroy poppy fields and opium production, unemployment and 16 years of war have driven an increase in both supply and demand in Afghanistan.

Philippines

Philippine drug war killed over 20,000, senator says

Rights group says report underscores need for a UN-led investigation into Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug policy.

Senator: Rodrigo Duterte's drug war has killed 20,000

Canada

Who is cashing in on Canada's marijuana 'Green Rush'?

As Canada aims to legalise marijuana, producers and some controversial players race to get a piece of the market.

Who is cashing in on Canada's marijuana 'Green Rush'?

Jordan

Jordan police raid 'Captagon factory' in drug bust

Reported to be the first raid of its kind in the country, Jordanian police seize several tonnes of drug substances.

Jordanian police raid facility in drug bust

Drugs

Should US marijuana laws address past drug convictions?

In California, legalisation scheme allows people previously convicted of a marijuana offence to apply for resentencing.

Should US marijuana laws address past drug convictions?

Heroin

Drug abuse: 'I watched my babies go through withdrawal'

A recovering addict recounts how her son witnessed her overdose on heroin and her babies were born addicted to drugs.

Drug abuse: 'I watched my babies go through withdrawal'

Health

Trump declares opioid crisis a public health emergency

Trump stops short of calling epidemic 'national emergency', which critics argue is 'insufficient' response to crisis.

Drugs

The grandparents raising heroin's children

Many grandparents like Tisa Beeler have been left to care for their grandchildren amid the growing US opioid epidemic.

The grandparents raising heroin's children

Politics

Deadly clashes as Colombia destroys coca crops

Drug traffickers and armed gangs oppose the initiative, and at least seven people have died in a recent clashes over it. Many others were injured by land mines laid by gangs to scare people away from destroying coca plants.

Drugs

'Mum OD'd again': Children of the US drug crisis

Ross County coroner John Gabis explains how opioid addiction tears families apart, damaging future generations.

'Mum OD'd again': Children of the US drug crisis

Fault Lines

Heroin's Children

How is the US opioid crisis shaping the next generation of Americans left behind by addicted parents?

Iran

Why Iran is a global hub for narcotics

The United Nations says Iran's security forces are making three-quarters of the world's opium seizures and a quarter of global heroin seizures.

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: Drug war shift to satisfy 'bleeding hearts'

President launches into curse-laden tirade at foreign critics of a campaign that has killed thousands of Filipinos.

Duterte: Drug war shift to satisfy 'bleeding hearts'

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines' top diplomat defends Duterte's drug war

Alan Cayetano says all those killed in drug raids were criminals, despite evidence disproving his claim.