The Original and Outrageous 1979 Cocaine Calendar

London’s IDEA Books have a rare 1979 cocaine calendar for sale.

The calendar was published in San Francisco (of course) by Red Dog Productions (no idea) in 1978 (duh) and is a relic from a time when cocaine use, while illegal, wasn’t considered all that bad. Seriously. Continue reading »

Knowledge Can Save Lives: New Harm Reduction Campaign Launched In Norway

The aim of Rusopplysningen, a non-profit Norwegian organization, is to deliver accurate and science-based information about drugs without moralizing. By informing about the effects, risks and providing safety guidelines, we hope to minimise the harms of drug use. The original campaign is in Norwegian, but here are the English translation. Continue reading »

NASA Once Fed Spiders Drugs And Then Watched As The Stoned Bugs Made “Deformed” Webs

A normal web on the left next to a web made by a spider on LSD

NASA once fed spiders drugs like LSD and marijuana and then watched as the stoned bugs made “deformed” webs. The space agency published the results of its bizarre experiment in 1995 – and they were as fascinating as you’d expect. Continue reading »

Drug Awareness: Rare And Haunting Photos Show Drug-Addled Men And Women Lying In The Opium Dens Of 19th Century America

Two women and a man smoking in an opium den in Chinatown, San Francisco, circa 1890.

Reclining on bunk beds while sucking on opium pipes, these haunting photos provide a rare glimpse into life in America’s 19th century opium dens that prompted the country’s first crackdown on drugs.

Established by the Chinese and arriving in the US via ships, the first opium dens sprung up in San Francisco’s Chinatown during the 1840s and 1850s, and were soon being used by people from all walks of society. Continue reading »

This Is Your Brain On Drugs: The Anti-Addiction Posters By Meaghan Li

Meaghan Li is a Public Policy and Political Science student with a passion for graphic design. She created this minimalist series of posters for her Psychology class – “using popular archetypes to convey the effects of different psychoactive substances”. Continue reading »

Artist Takes 20 Different Drugs And Creates 20 Illustrations To Show Drug Effects

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Graphic designer Brian Pollett, aka Pixel-Pusha, pusha-ed himself to the limit by doing a new drug every day for twenty days and making art. The San Francisco-based artist said he “wanted to create opportunities to educate, whether related to psychedelics or art.” Continue reading »

Photographer Took A Pictures Of People On Drugs To Show How They Affect Their Brains

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According to photographer Les Baker V: “Humans have been finding ways to alter their minds for thousands of years. The culture constantly evolves; from picking wild berries and fermenting them in a gatherer’s pouch to collecting mushrooms filled with psilocybin. Millions of dollars are spent on research and development of pills from pharmaceutical companies, while at the same time a guy is in his garage using household chemicals in a dangerous homemade lab. Continue reading »

Drugs shipping. Don’t do this!

Thinking about criminal business? Why not to start a worldwide drug shipment empire? Here are some useful photo advices for you. Continue reading »