Entries tagged with “Drugs”

5 Steps to Solving the Opioid Crisis

By paying attention and anticipating pain (tension, need for energy, and so on), people come to “health consciousness” and are less likely to abuse prescription drugs.

A Gardener’s Awakening

Michael Pollan discusses his new book, exploring the relationship between humans and three plant products that have shaped human culture and history: caffeine, mescaline, and opium.

Book Review: Leave Society

Leave Society is, to borrow its protagonist’s phrase, the record of a “life explored with leisurely meticulousness.” The book begins in 2014 and chronicles a novelist named Li’s l…

Clean

Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest TragedyBy David SheffHOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURTEveryone has a skeleton in the closet. And the United States has an awfully bi…

Film Review: Shelter

ShelterDirected by Paul BettanyScreen Media FilmsIn this gritty, nerve-wracking look at life on the streets of New York City, Anthony Mackie plays Tahir, a homeless African immigra…

How Psilocybin Beat My Addictions

A new life begins with a “massive spiritual awakening.”

Podcast: Tao Lin, Leave Society

Novelist Tao Lin discusses microdosing, Daoism, autism, death and “leaving society,” and much more.

Psychedelic Medicine

Other drugs may soon follow marijuana’s path from illegal to medical to decriminalized to legal

The Fashions of Our Addictions

Did shamans pack tobacco leaves into leather pouches only for symbolic reasons?

The Real High

My definition of a drug is any substance which alters your senses. I include alcohol and marijuana in addition to hard drugs. The following thoughts are a conversation I fantasize having with some of my friends who practice yoga and meditation and use drugs.