Drugs

22 Jun 2022

Antidepressants: A Thank-You to My Drugs

BUPROPION (Wellbutrin), 300mg daily You’re such a slut but I like you that way. Everybody likes you that way. Magazines call you “the happy, skinny, sexy pill,” for that covetous sexual energy you bring back to the body. Why shouldn’t they? Like spring after winter you followed a fatty, flaccid

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15 Jun 2022

John Vanderslice on Drugs, Dreams, & Legendary Analog Recording Studio

“I simply had a loopy plan that I executed with maniacal energy over 24 years, and I kind of pulled it off.” So says prolific singer-songwriter and record producer John Vanderslice in the final chapter of TrueAnon Presents: “Keep the Dream Alive,” a five-episode podcast series on the history of his legendary analog recording

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18 May 2022

Las Vegas: Taking Molly in Heels is Modern Torture

Rolling Would Be More Fun If Not For Modern Torture By Darci Flatley I wanted to be abducted so badly—pulled into a bright-blue chandelier that looked like a collection of sea glass, and left to float within, running my fingers through individual gems to hear them clink and chime. The

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textbooks and apple and man with handcuffs
29 Apr 2022

What we Learn When a Local Teacher is Arrested For Being Drunk at School

On Wednesday this week, a local high school teacher was arrested under suspicion of being drunk while teaching at Terra Linda High School(TL) in San Rafael. They were arrested without incident after a breathalyzer had found they had 3 times the legal driving limit of alcohol in their system as

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26 Jan 2022

SF Witnesses A Decline in Drug Overdose Deaths for the First Time in 3 Years

According to the SF Department of Public Health (SFDPH), San Francisco is seeing a decline in accidental drug overdose deaths for the first time in three years.  Last Wednesday, January 19, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) released a year’s worth of monthly reports that show promise for

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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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