Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, the “DM” in DM cough syrups such as Robitussin Maximum Strength Cough, is one of the most mystifying drugs in the pharmacopia. Even though it can be found in virtually every over-the-counter cold, flu, and cough remedy, most reference works hardly mention it; when they do, their information is sketchy and sometimes contradictory…
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson - This drug-fuelled trip ‘to the heart of the American Dream’ needs little introduction.
Me & My Monkey by Anonymous - A breathtaking memoir that lays out the highs and lows of heroin addiction with brutal realism.
The Electric Cough-Syrup Acid Test by Jim Hogshire - How high can you get on a bottle of cough syrup?
High in Hell by Kevin Fedarko - The author flies into Djibouti with the daily khat plane and goes in search of the city’s hard core munchers.
Opium Made Easy by Michael Pollan - The more you know the more guilty you are — the bizarre complexities of growing Opium in your garden.
Java Man by Malcolm Gladwell - Everyone’s favorite drug, caffeine gets the Gladwell treatment.
Confessions of an Opium-Seeker by Nick Tosches - A joruney to the heart of Asia in search of the mythical opium den.
Pop. Snort. Parachute. by David Amsden - How kids these days are increasingly turing to the prescription pharmocopia to satisfy their recreational needs.
My Kushy New Job by Wells Tower - The author goes to work in an Amsterdam coffee shop.