Tagged: drug

Don’t smoke weed in Christiania, Denmark

Christiania has been a source of controversy since its creation in a squatted military area in 1971. Its cannabis trade was tolerated by authorities until 2004. Since then, relations between Christiania and Danish authorities...

Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch is a novel by American writer William S. Burroughs, originally published in 1959. The book is structured as a series of loosely connected vignettes. Burroughs stated that the chapters are intended to be read in...

This is your brain on drugs

This Is Your Brain on Drugs was a large-scale US anti-narcotics campaign by Partnership for a Drug-Free America launched in 1987.

Adolf on speed

German writer Norman Ohler’s astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war. His book: The Total Rush – or, to use its superior English title, Blitzed – which...

Self arrest on drugs

Psychedelic facts Psychedelic drugs such as LSD or magic mushrooms have been used for centuries to promote an altered state of mind, especially in tribal and spiritual communions. Psychedelic substances are applauded by some...

The Vietnam War in 13 minutes

The Vietnam War is the commonly used name for the Second Indochina War, 1954–1975. Usually it refers to the period when the United States and other members of the SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization)...

Woman kills 10 and serves corpse at BBQ

An Indiana woman who injected her husband with a lethal dose of heroin before smothering him with a pillow may be responsible for nine other deaths — and is suspected of serving her lover’s...

How do drugs affect the brain?

Most people will take a pill, receive an injection, or otherwise take some kind of medicine during their lives. But most of us don’t know anything about how these substances actually work. How can...

The neuroscience of addiction

Neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes the case that addiction isn’t a disease at all, although it has been recently branded as such. [Via:The Royal Institution]