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Morning Roundup: Oct. 13, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Man arrested after cocaine falls out of pocket, British man high on speed caught buggering teddy bear, and CVS may ban candy and soda after nixing smokes. MORE  

Life as a Tweaker

By Amy Dresner

In my early twenties, I discovered speed. The affair was short but not at all sweet—unless you count the all Caramello bars. MORE  

The Caregiver

By Amy Dresner

I worked for a paralyzed man who taught me how quickly freedom could be taken away. If only my addiction had been willing to listen.  MORE  

What I Inherited

By Amy Dresner

Want to know if genetics plays a role in both addiction and mental illness? Just take a glance at my family tree. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 20, 2012

By Bryan Le

Pot activists sue over 4/20 campus closure, teens on ecstasy and speed become depressed, and Rihanna spotted with "unknown substance" at Coachella. MORE  

My Life As a Teenage Meth Head

By Nic Sheff

I’d been warned about heroin but never about crystal meth. For me, it was the most dangerous drug of all. MORE  

A Tweaker's Adventures in Hollywood

By Joseph Mattson

In a  in sweaty, seductive, excerpt from a new book, a crystal-craver describes what it's like to tweak his way through LA. MORE  

How A Generation of "Beat" Writers Burnt Out on Speed

By Nicolas Rasmussen

Back in the sixties, a slew of star writers like Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs radically increased their output by consuming vast amounts of of speed. But eventually the drug did them more harm than good. MORE  

Fruit Flies on Speed

By Dirk Hanson

Experiments with fruit flies show that methamphetamine may alter the way cells metabolize glucose. That’s not good news. MORE  

Missouri Sheriff Caught Selling Meth: Nobody is Surprised

By Kirwan Gray

Carter County, Missouri, was a clean county in the midst of meth country under sheriff Tommy Adams. Now we know why. MORE  

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