Drugs

28 Dec 2021

What I Learned After Eating Ten Grams Of Magic Mushrooms

TRIGGER WARNING My friend Jasmine and I get into my car and she starts driving towards Oakland. I’m nervous about eating ten grams of mushrooms, I’ve only ever dosed myself with as much as five before so I’m anxious about going into uncharted territory. I’m thinking about how insane what

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15 Dec 2020

Scott Wiener Tries Again to End Mandatory Sentences for Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, introduced legislation Tuesday that aims to end minimum sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders. In a Tweet Tuesday, Wiener said: “The War on Drugs failed. Let’s own that failure & move forward.” As one commenter quickly pointed out, the War on Drugs succeeded at one thing:

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20 Oct 2020

Safely Get Rid of Prescription Meds in Friday’s National Take Back Day or Year-Round

The opioid crisis sharpened its teeth last year, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that in 2019, opioids were responsible for the deaths of nearly 72,000 people in the U.S., a 5 percent increase from the prior year. While many people find their way to illicit street

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03 Sep 2019

I Went to Hamilton on Mushrooms, with my Dad.

I was looking over an 8th of shrooms – their thin white stems, their booger tainted caps, bent twisted in a kind of chaotic contortionist pose – when my dad called.  He had bought tickets for something and he was very excited about it. This was nothing new.

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05 Jan 2017

Bartenders Tell Their Craziest ‘Drunk Customer’ Stories

Every now and again we ask YOU our fine readers a question on facebook.  Sometimes its about your Worst Public Transit Stories, sometimes its about the Weirdest Places You’ve Had Sex, the responses we get are always amazing.

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02 Mar 2020

A Former Overmedicated 90s Kid’s Message for Today’s Parents

by [REDACTED] By the time I went from elementary to junior high school in 2000, I had been on 8 different psychiatric medications, and as an adult I’m starting to get angry. I’m writing this anonymously because I don’t want to put my parents on blast. My parents were young

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17 Feb 2020

Secular Addicts Need Secular Rehab Options

by Kate Brunotts Getting care for addiction isn’t cheap— According to the Addiction Center, a 30-day program can cost anywhere from 6000-20,000 dollars with inpatient treatment significantly more expensive. Unfortunately, recidivism rates are also alarmingly high. Addiction recovery rates for popular 12-step based programs are as estimated as low as

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03 Feb 2020

The Deep Historical Roots of America’s Opioid Crisis

by Xan Holbrook During the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, I happened to be at my mother’s house. We watched a news report that detailed the extent of Jackson’s pharmaceutical drug addiction. My mother, a proud NHS nurse of 40 years, shook her head in incredulity at the drugs Jackson’s

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