This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America

This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America

Ryan Grim

Everything we all know approximately drugs-from acid to epidemics to DARE and salvia-turns out to be wrong

Stock up on munchies and line up your water bottles: journalist Ryan Grim will take you on a cross-country journey of illicit drug use within the U.S.-from the ache (the large DEA bust of an acid lab in an deserted missile silo in Kansas) to the ecstasy (hallucinogens at raves and tune festivals). alongside the way in which, Grim discovers a few incredible truths. Did anti-drug campaigns truly motivate extra drug use? Did acid fairly disappear within the early 2000s? And did meth height years in the past? Did our Founding Fathers-or, larger but, their wives-get excessive simply up to we do?

  • Traces the evolution of United States's lengthy and twisted courting with drugs
  • Gives extraordinary solutions to questions similar to: how did heroin develop into renowned, whilst did the meth epidemic top, and has LSD long past the best way of Quaaludes
  • Based on stable reporting and wide-ranging research-including surveys, stories, historic bills, and more

Not considering that Eric Schlosser ventured underground to marijuana's black marketplace in Reefer Madness has a reporter expert this type of willing eye on medications and tradition. a strong and infrequently stunning heritage of 1 of our knottiest social and cultural difficulties, This is Your kingdom on Drugs leads you on a profound exploration of what it skill to be an American.

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