Download E-books Drugs - Without the Hot Air: Minimising the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs (Paperback) - Common PDF

David Nutt ("the scientist sacked by means of the government") explains the technology of what medicines are and the way they paintings. This shall we us quantify and examine the harms as a result of assorted medicinal drugs. With this data we will appreciably remodel medicines legislation, and highly decrease crime and all of the different social, financial and health and wellbeing harms.

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Download E-books Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips PDF

By Eli Hastings

A suspenseful, darkly humorous, devastating trip, this nuanced memoir brings to lifestyles the , decade-long dating among Eli Hastings and his pal Serala. At relatives occasions, Serala wore saris and ate delicately from plates of curry. yet in different places, she wore a lip ring, clothier colors, and a cowboy hat; would continually drink frat boys less than the desk; could sleep below 5 hours per week; and may position herself in risky events for an additional bag of heroin. Serala's advanced personality and possible haphazard offerings are made actual, from ill-advised quests for narcotics in Mexican border cities to unplanned 50-hour highway journeys from L.A. to manhattan urban. even supposing her darkish and disturbing trip concluded tragically at age 27, Eli Hastings writes with hopeful answer approximately his specified friendship.

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Download E-books Biographies of Drink: a Case Study Approach to Our Historical Relationship with Alcohol PDF

By Deborah Toner

The burgeoning box of consuming reports, frequently ranging throughout and among disciplinary barriers, explores where of alcohol in human societies from a really various variety of views. while a few students have tested the cultural meanings and social practices linked to alcohol intake, and its dating to numerous types of id and neighborhood formation, others have all in favour of makes an attempt to manage or tax it, its position as a exchange commodity, or its scientific and mental results on shoppers. The sheer variety of matters upon which the research of alcohol and ingesting can shed mild is definitely a part of the power of the sphere of ingesting experiences. even as, in spite of the fact that, it may make it tough for those various strands to regularly and entirely have interaction with each other. This ebook bargains an leading edge method that would aid to facilitate fruitful interactions among students drawing close the learn of alcohol from varied views: the "biographies of drink" technique. Drawing idea from, but in addition going past, paintings at the "social lives of things," this number of essays showcases an method during which each one writer constructs a "biography" of a specific drink, consuming position, or notion linked to drink, in a tightly-focused historic context. The "biographies" integrated diversity from the consuming vessels of Roman Britain to a whisky advertisements crusade in Fifties the United States, and care for various subject matters, from the institutions among alcohol and nationwide identification to the connection among ingesting and Existentialism. The e-book brings jointly scholarly ways from classics, layout concept, literary stories and heritage in the "biographies" framework. this permits for the emergence of vital components of comparability and distinction, in addition to a number of overarching issues, resembling the shut institutions among diverse ingesting styles and notions of culture and modernity that ensue in quite a lot of cultural and historic contexts. not just, then, does this e-book supply attention-grabbing case reports of curiosity to students operating specifically fields or specific contexts, however it additionally showcases a efficient new method which deals insights of relevance to an individual drawn to the function of alcohol in any society.

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Download E-books Marijuana Book: Your Complete Cannabis Resource, Including History, Growing Instructions, and Preparation PDF

By Alicia Williamson

That will commence transforming into hashish, you've got loads of questions: Is it criminal? Can or not it's performed within or outdoors? it really is difficult to develop? within the every little thing Marijuana e-book, you'll discover a transparent, step by step guide to the area of marijuana. Longtime authorized Oregon-based clinical grower Alicia Williamson explains the complete process—from selecting seeds or clones to right curing and garage of harvest. You'll additionally find:

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Recipes for medibles corresponding to basil pesto and chocolate chip cookiesGrowing hashish may be hard, but worthwhile. From the newbie simply beginning out to the skilled gardener eager to increase caliber and productiveness, this can be the total advisor to every thing marijuana.

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Download E-books On the Ground: An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press in the U.S. PDF

Forthright anecdotes and interviews fill this eye-opening account of the beginning of the underground newspaper circulation. Stemming from frustration with the shortcoming of any mainstream media feedback of the Vietnam battle, the construction of the papers was once emboldened through the victories of the Civil Rights–era, anticolonial pursuits within the 3rd global and using LSD. within the 4 brief years from 1965–1969, the subversive press grew from 5 small newspapers in 5 towns within the usa to greater than 500 newspapers—with thousands of readers—all over the area. tales via the folk concerned with the construction and distribution of the papers, comparable to invoice Ayers, Paul Buhle, Paul Krassner, and Trina Robbins, convey the background of the circulation to lifestyles. Full-color scans taken from a wide diversity of guides, from the Berkeley Barb and the Los Angeles unfastened Press to Chicago Seed and Screw: The intercourse Review, also are incorporated, displaying the awesome power that fueled the counterculture of the 1960s.

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Download E-books Intoxication: The Universal Drive for Mind-Altering Substances PDF

A systematic and cultural exploration of the pursuit of altered states of realization in either people and animals

• includes myriad stories and examples from the author's twenty years of research

• by way of the key authority at the social and mental results of drug use

History exhibits that folks have regularly used intoxicants. In all ages, in all the pieces of the realm, humans have pursued intoxication with crops, alcohol, and different mind-altering ingredients. actually, this habit has quite a bit strength and endurance that it features very like our drives for nutrients, sleep, and intercourse. This "fourth drive," says psychopharmacologist Ronald ok. Siegel, is a typical a part of our biology, growing the irrepressible call for for intoxicating substances.

In Intoxication Siegel attracts upon his twenty years of groundbreaking learn to supply numerous examples of the intoxication urge in people, animals, or even bugs. The specified observations of his so-called psychonauts--study members expert to explicitly describe their drug experiences--as good as a number of reviews with animals have helped him to spot the habit styles brought about by way of various intoxicants. proposing his conclusions at the organic in addition to cultural purposes for the pursuit of intoxication and exhibiting that character and tips frequently outline the end result of a drug event, Siegel bargains a huge realizing of the intoxication phenomenon in addition to ideas for curtailing the risks of drug use in Western tradition via designing secure intoxicants.

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Download E-books Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond PDF

By Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain

Few occasions have had a extra profound influence at the social and cultural upheavals of the Sixties than the psychedelic revolution spawned through the unfold of LSD. This ebook for the 1st time tells the entire and incredible story—part of it hidden until eventually now in mystery govt files—of the position the mind-altering drug performed in our fresh turbulent heritage and the continued impression it has on our time.

And what a narrative it really is, starting with LSD’s discovery in 1943 because the so much effective drug identified to technological know-how till it spilled into public view a few 20 years later to set the degree for one of many nice ideological wars of the last decade. within the intervening years the CIA had introduced a major covert examine application within the desire that LSD could function an espionage weapon, psychiatric pioneers got here to think that acid might make clear the puzzling difficulties of psychological disorder, and a brand new iteration of writers and artists had given delivery to the LSD sub-culture.

Acid desires is a whole social heritage of the psychedelic counter-culture that burst into complete view within the Sixties. With new details acquired in the course of the Freedom of data Act, the authors show how the CIA grew to become passionate about LSD in the course of the chilly battle, fearing the Soviets had designs on it besides. What follows is likely one of the weirder episodes within the covert background of U.S. intelligence because the look for a “truth drug” started to resemble a James Bond state of affairs within which brokers spied on drug-addicted prostitutes via two-way mirrors and numerous unwitting voters acquired acid with occasionally tragic results.

The tale took a brand new flip whilst Captain Al Hubbard, the 1st of a chain of “Johnny Appleseeds” of acid, started to activate millions of scientists, businessmen, church figures, policemen, and others from various walks of life.

Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg and the Beat new release, the Diggers and the Age of Golden Anarchy in Haight-Ashbury, William Mellon Hitchcock, Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies, the Beatles—these are only a few of a motley forged of characters who stride in the course of the pages of this compelling chronicle. What effect did the common use of LSD have at the anti-war flow of the past due Sixties? Acid desires strains the way in which the drug intensified each one degree of counter-cultural transition to wreck the “mind-forged manacles” of a brand new new release in rebellion.

In Acid desires, Martin Lee and Bruce Shalin have written the background of a time nonetheless simply dimly understood. The occasions they recount and the proof they discover offer a tremendous lacking piece of the puzzle of an important decade in our contemporary past.


“Engaging all through. . . . instantaneously exciting and disturbing.”—Andrew Weil, M.D., The Nation

“Marvelously specified . . . loaded with startling revelations.”—Los Angeles day-by-day News

“Excellent. . . . appealing. . . . A generalist’s heritage that are supposed to substitute all others.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“A landmark contribution to the sociopolitical historical past of the U.S. . . . a few of the liveliest, so much soaking up, best-documented historic analyses to seem in recent times. . . . A seminal contribution to knowing America’s so much turbulent smooth decade.”—Choice

“This humorous and irreverent publication brings all of it back.”—The Washington Post

“Recounts essentially the most extraordinary incidents within the historical past of U.S. intelligence.”—The Boston Globe

“A enormous social historical past of psychedelia.”—The Village Voice

“A blistering exposé of CIA drug experimentation on american citizens. It’s all there.”—John Stockwell

“Highly readable. . . . good researched. . . . packed with wonderful and weird episodes.”—The Detroit loose Press

“An vital learn of cultural historical past. . . . The scholarship is beautiful and the tools sensible.”—Allen Ginsberg

“An engrossing account of a interval . . . while a tiny psychoactive molecule affected virtually each element of Western life.”—William S. Burroughs

“A lacking hyperlink, a piece of strive against background, a devastating mix of proof and poetry that's guaranteed to arouse controversy.”—Paul Krassner

“An very important ancient synthesis of the unfold and results of a drug that served as a significant metaphor for an era.”—John Sayles

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Download E-books LSD: My Problem Child PDF

By Albert Hofmann

Translator's Preface

Numerous bills of the invention of LSD were released in English; none, regrettably, were thoroughly actual. right here, finally, the daddy of LSD information the historical past of his "problem child" and his lengthy and fruitful profession as a study chemist. In a true experience, this e-book is the interior tale of the beginning of the Psychedelic Age, and it can't be denied that we've got right here a hugely candid and private perception into some of the most vital medical discoveries of our time, the importance of which has but to sunrise on mankind.
Surpassing its historic worth is the tremendous philosophical import of this paintings. by no means prior to has a chemist, a professional within the so much materialistic of the sciences, complex a Weltanschauung of any such mystical and transcendental nature. LSD, psilocybin, and the opposite hallucinogens do certainly, as Albert Hofmann asserts, represent "cracks" within the edifice of materialistic rationality, cracks we might do good to discover and maybe widen.
As a author, it offers me nice delight to understand that by way of this e-book the yankee reader attracted to hallucinogens should be brought to the paintings of Rudolf Gelpke, Ernst Junger, and Walter Vogt, writers who're all yet unknown right here. With the remarkable exceptions of Huxley and Wasson, English and American writers at the hallucinogenic adventure were a long way much less exotic and eloquent than they.
This translation has been rigorously overseen via Albert Hofmann, which made my activity either less complicated and extra stress-free. i'm beholden to R. Gordon Wasson for checking the chapters on LSD's "Mexican relatives" and on "Ska Maria Pastora" for accuracy and style.
Two chapters of this book-"How LSD Originated" and "LSD adventure and Reality"were awarded through Albert Hofmann as a paper sooner than the overseas convention "Hallucinogens, Shamanism and glossy Life" in San Francisco at the afternoon of Saturday, September 30, 1978. As part of the convention lawsuits, the 1st bankruptcy has been released within the magazine of Psychedelic medicines, Vol. eleven (1-2), 1979.

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