Tagged: drug

Drugs at work: Christmas Edition

Ketamine, categorized as a “dissociative anesthetic,” is used in powdered or liquid form as an anesthetic, usually on animals. It can be injected, consumed in drinks, snorted, or added to joints or cigarettes. Ketamine was...

Hunter S. Thompson meets a Hell’s Angel

In this clip from 1967, Hunter S.Thompson comes face to face with a member of the Hell’s Angels. Thompson became known internationally for his book “Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the...

Embrace your inner gabber

The legendary Dutch gabber festival will have its 25th anniversary party last weekend. If you’ve been paying attention, then you know that gabber is beginning to enjoy something of a comeback. But while these new gabber...

Nicolas Cage on C

Effects of cocaine go from very mild to very intense based on route of administration. Traditionally, coca is used buccally as a bolus with mineral lime, or orally, as a tea infusion from leaves....

Making ecstasy in your bedroom

It’s still one of the safest drugs to take, but two years ego, ecstasy-related deaths in the UK reached their highest level in a decade, and now it’s back in the headlines. Some people...

Gordon Ramsay learns how to make cocaine

Cocaine is produced from the leaves of the coca plant (Erythoxylon coca). The plant grows almost exclusively in northern and western South America. Colombia is now the main producer of illegal cocaine with Peru,...

Ben: Diary of a heroin addict

An exclusive, poignant and intimate film about the devastating effect of drug addiction. Ben Rogers was a bright school boy from a loving, middle class family. He played in the orchestra, loved cricket and...

Silicon Valley’s LSD explosion

Paul Austin, 27, bills himself as a professional microdosing coach. After personally experimenting with the regimen — which involves taking tiny, “sub-perceptual” doses of LSD or another psychedelic for up to 7 months —...

The neuroscience of tripping

In a series of experiments, scientists have gained a glimpse into how the psychedelic compound affects brain activity. The team administered LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) to 20 healthy volunteers in a specialist research centre...