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Politics of Addiction

The Politics of Addiction: Medical Conflict and Drug Dependence in England since the 1960s by Sarah G. Mars

Originally published in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan, ‘The Politics of Addiction: Medical Conflict and Drug Dependence in England since the 1960s’ is written by Sarah G. Mars. At the time of publication, Mars was Qualitative Project Director, Heroin Price and Purity Outcomes Study, at the University of San Francisco. She...


Reflections on the Stichting Open psychedelics conference 2012

The following article is written by Persephony. Over the 6 – 7 of October, 2012, the Stichting Open Foundation held its Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research in Amsterdam.  The Conference was held in Mozeshuis Waterloplein and where else better to hold such an event than Mozeshuis, an old church. A...

The Pursuit of Oblivion

The Pursuit of Oblivion by Richard Davenport-Hines

Originally published in 2001 ‘The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics 1500-2000’ by Richard Davenport-Hines is a very well researched and densely packed history that documents changing attitudes to drugs in society. Davenport-Hines is a writer and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His previous works include ‘Sex,...

Sara Glatt

Dutch Iboga Therapist in Police Custody

Dutch iboga practitioner, Sara Glatt, is being held in police custody, charged with manslaughter, after a 28 year old man was hit by a truck on a motorway in March, 2011 and died, 56 hours after he had taken the African plant hallucinogen iboga. The plant was taken under Glatt’s supervision, in...

History of Drugs by Toby Seddon

A History of Drugs by Toby Seddon

Originally published in 2010 ‘A History of Drugs: Drugs and Freedom in the Liberal Age’ by Toby Seddon examines the proliferation of drug law over the past 200 years in Britain. Seddon is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Manchester, where he is also...


Drugtakers in an English Town by Martin A. Plant

Originally published in 1975 ‘Drugtakers in an English Town’ by Martin A. Plant is the result of the author’s PhD thesis, prepared for what was the Department of Social Administration and Social Work, at the University of Bristol. Martin Plant (1946-2010), 29 at the time of publication, went on to...

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