By Michèle Binswanger, November 15, 2018
You are never too old for drugs – at least when you've learned to handle them. On the other hand, drug experimenting is a youth privilege. In the old age, you prefer to stick to what gives enjoyment without too much regeneration.
If you want to continue to keep the whole range of drug experiences open, you can switch to the secondary "read" drug. Because there are many drug books that read so poisonous, as if you were using you. Only that one can close a book shakes and a heart beat when it's too much.
Here's a brief overview of the drug library I've read over the years. The classics such as "We Children from the Zoo Station", or "Fear and Loathing Las Vegas", I've waived and focused on newer or unknown books. I've proven everything and have had it well. In the comments, you are welcome to add to the drug library.
Marc Lewis: Desirable Biology – Why Slavery is not a Disease (2016)
Marc Lewis spent his youth in the wild sixties and offered all drugs that he could have hands – with a heroin for heroin. He lived as an addict for 15 years, until he gave up the drug in the late decades, he started studying in neurobiology and investigated what caused adherence to the brain. What is especially interesting about his book is that he can describe dependency from the person in question and the researcher.
Edward St Aubyn: Patrick Melrose series
The main character is Patrick Melrose changing the author's ego – and she has a serious drug problem. After resting in a wealthy, aristocratic family, Melrose was abused as a child by the sistist father. His mother looked up at drugs away. Later, Melrose develops severe polytoxicomania, where heroin is in the foreground. Here are the drugs because of self-medication in the foreground – and of course, the literary talent of St Aubyn, who makes this series an elegant reading pleasure.
Bill Clegg: Portrait of captivity as a young man (2011)
Bill Clegg is young, looks good and successful as a literary agent. It has only one weakness: crack. In his dependence biography, he describes the cycle away from a literally, despite a caring and supportive environment, he can not break until he almost costs his life.
Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre: Panic Heart (2017)
Its ADHD is driving a German wonder of journalism to all kinds of dependence, alcohol, eating disorders and last cocaine. In a touring tour he leads us through his dependence biography, and at the end of the period he is saved by Lindo Lindenberg.
Alexander Wendt: Crystal – A 21st Century World Tour (2018)
A real cultural history of drugs that tells Wendt with a journalistic approach and very entertaining. It's about the question, why are the drugs where to be distributed. Wendt touches all the major drug problems in the last 100 years – such as a ban on the drug "War on drugs," which failed to slowly endeavor to drug offending.
Norman Ohler: Whole integrity – Drugs in the Third Reich (2015)
An amazing outline of the importance and spread of hard drugs in the Third Reich. Ohler stays with many interesting traditions. So Rommel's blitzkrieg was only possible because the soldiers were fed with amphetamine pervitin. And that Hitler himself should have eaten tons of opioids and other things, which is why his personal doctor became an important figure in the Third Reich.
Sarah Hepola: Blackout – The Nights I Can not Remember Are The Nights I'll Never Forget (2015)
He took his first sip of beer at six, his first injection was twelve. Dan has been drinking for almost 20 years full of enthusiasm. Until I have to admit: Either I'll stop now, or it's badly ending. A very entertaining insight into the livelihood of female alcohol.
Cat Marnell: How To Assassinate Your Life (2017)
She wanted only one thing: to be a beauty editor in Vogue. Due to severe ADHD disorder, she receives the Adderall drug in her teens and then develops severe polytoxicomania, where she simply throws everything to continue to perform their work. The book has style shortcomings, but still reads in one turn.
Ayelet Waldmann: A Very Good Day – How Does Microdosing Make Mega's Difference in My Mind, My Wedding and My Life (2017)
Waldmann is a lawyer and a four-year-old mother, but suffers from a variety of mental disorders, from anxiety to depression to premenstrual morbid syndrome. One day, she reads for LSD microwave experiments at Silicon Valley and decides she would like to try that too. The book is a self-experimenting protocol and offers lots of interesting information about the history of LSD – and about the experiences with microdosing.
Johan Hari: Drugs: Long War Story (2016)
Hari traces the drug exclusion route or the "American War on Drugs" in detail. Visiting vendors in the US, Europe and Colombia, talks to drug researchers from around the world, exploring the economics of drug flow and brings together the conclusion that only one A drug solution is: decriminalization.