Tagged: drug

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]

Ecstasy pill sculptures

Award-winning sculptor Daniel David is selling giant stone sculptures of ecstasy pills, some commanding prices of up to £1,000 (1140€). The Norwich-based artist creates the sculptures out of white Portland stone or pink Locharbriggs...

50s housewife on acid

In 1956 this unnamed American housewife took LSD at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Los Angeles. This woman’s husband was an employee at the hospital and referred her to this study, which was reportedly...

The effects of smoking toad vendom

Bufo alvarius toad venom was found to contain 5-MeO-DMT in 1965. Toad venom smokers ‘milk’ live Bufo alvarius toads of their venom by stroking the areas around their parotid glands which causes the toad to...

Wasp: a dangerous new drug mixture causing psychotic episodes

Nashville, Tennessee:  A Lawrence County man was arrested after terrorizing a family and causing tremendous harm to himself while being under the influence of a dangerous drug. Deputies said Danny Hollis Jr. was smoking...

High on Crack Street

High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell is a 1995 American documentary film directed by Richard Farrell, Maryann DeLeo and Jon Alpert. The documentary takes place about 30 miles northwest of Boston in...

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...