Download E-books Kokain PDF

By Lasse Wierup

Kokainet flödar i Sverige. Den vita drogen har gått från att vara en exklusiv jet set-markör until massans nya sätt att festa. Glöm yuppies och åttiotal. Tänk byggjobbare, forskare, bloggtjejer, mäklare, tatuerade gängmedlemmar och mängder av artister, journalister, brats och Båstadsfantaster.

Under 2000-talet har kokainet nått nya användare och kanske är det inte så konstigt. Kokainisterna själva vittnar om den ultimata självförtroendehöjaren, guldkanten i tillvaron, ett slags skumpa i pulverform som inte gör en complete och dum. Olagligt? Förvisso. males, som Grammis-vinnaren Andreas Kleerup sa i en Aftonbladet-intervju, "det är ju fortkörning också". Samtidigt råder fortfarande starka tabun kring bruket. Många kända svenskar har åkt speedy, males nästan ingen har trätt fram och berättat vad de sökt och funnit i drogen.

Sett i ett större perspektiv är kokainet långt mer än enbart en fråga om enskilda svenskar. För att tillgodose "vårt" behov begår människor och organisationer på andra platser i världen de grymmaste handlingar. Colombias regering har i tjugo år, med stöd av united states, utkämpat ett blodigt krig mot drogerna. Trots det har odling och export inte minskat. Gerillan, eliten, militären, bönderna, politikerna - alla är på ett eller annat sätt påverkade av den våldslogik som genereras av denna miljardindustri. Och i botten finns Colombias fattiga som i brist på alternativ säljer sig som odlare, skördare, transportörer, väktare eller yrkesmördare.
Mexikanska karteller har less than senare år tagit över stora delar av handel och smuggling från Latinamerika, och fraktar ton av kokain until united states, eller through Västafrika until Europa. Sedan ett par år rasar ett krig mellan två stora allianser av karteller i Mexiko, ett krig som bara below 2008 krävde five seven-hundred människoliv. Allt fler varnar för att Mexiko riskerar att förvandlas until eventually en "failed state", en stat styrd i det fördolda av kriminella intressen.
Den som köper ett gram kokain på Stureplan, i Eskilstuna eller på Hisingen håller efterfrågan uppe och bidrar därmed until att problemen i andra delar av världen kvarstår. males det är det antagligen lätt att bortse från i festens rus. Lika lätt som det är att inte tänka på att det "rena", vita pulvret ofta färdats i en livrädd, kanske skuldsatt och tvingad, människas mage och kommit ut tarmvägen.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Animals and Psychedelics: The Natural World and the Instinct to Alter Consciousness PDF

By Giorgio Samorini

An Italian ethnobotanist explores the striking propensity of untamed animals to find and use psychoactive elements.

• Throws out behaviorist theories that declare animals don't have any realization.

• deals a totally new knowing of the function psychedelics play within the improvement of cognizance in all species.

• finds drug use to be a usual intuition.

From caffeine-dependent goats to nectar addicted ants, the animal country deals notable examples of untamed animals and bugs searching out and eating the psychoactive ingredients of their environments. writer Giorgio Samorini explores this little-known phenomenon and means that, faraway from being restrained to people, the will to adventure altered states of cognizance is a usual force shared through all residing beings and that animals interact in those behaviors intentionally. Rejecting the Western cultural assumption that utilizing medications is a unfavourable motion or the results of an sickness, Samorini opens our eyes to the chance that beings who eat psychedelics--whether people or animals--contribute to the evolution in their species by way of growing solely new styles of habit that finally could be followed via different contributors of that species. The author's interesting money owed of mushroom-loving reindeer, intoxicated birds, and drunken elephants make sure that readers won't ever view the animal international in particularly an identical means back.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Practical LSD Manufacture 3rd edition PDF

This booklet covers in nice element almost all identified equipment for making LSD. Emphasis is put on utilizing botanical assets of lysergic acid akin to ergot and morning glory seeds, yet extraction of ergotamine migraine drugs is usually lined. each recipe is gifted besides references again to the unique works within the medical liturature. The terminology utilized in the clinical works has been clarified and simplified, yet every one approach is correct to the unique paintings. moreover, I additionally hide the construction of the psychedelic TMA-2 from simply to be had and inexpensive calamus oil. Now that sassafras oil is hard to procure, this topic may be of significant curiosity.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books On Speed: The Many Lives of Amphetamine PDF

By Nicolas Rasmussen

Life within the speedy Lane: the writer at the CHE

Uppers. Crank. Bennies. Dexies. Greenies. Black Beauties. red Hearts. Crystal. Ice. And, after all, velocity. no matter what their highway names in the meanwhile, amphetamines were an insistent strength in American lifestyles due to the fact they have been advertised because the unique antidepressants within the Thirties. On Speed tells the notable tale in their upward push, their fall, and their astonishing resurgence. alongside the best way, it discusses the effect of pharmaceutical advertising on medication, the evolving medical realizing of ways the human mind works, the function of substances in conserving the social order, and the centrality of capsules in American lifestyles. particularly, even though, it is a hugely readable biography of a really well known drug. And it's a riveting story.

Incorporating broad new examine, On Speed describes the ups and downs (fittingly, there are quite often ups) within the heritage of amphetamines, and their impressive pervasiveness. for instance, while that amphetamines have been changing into a part of the nutrition of many GIs in global battle II, an amphetamine-abusing counterculture started to flourish between civilians. within the Fifties, psychiatrists and relatives medical professionals alike prescribed amphetamines for a large choice of illnesses, from psychological issues to weight problems to emotional misery. through the past due Nineteen Sixties, velocity had develop into a fixture in way of life: as much as ten percentage of usa citizens have been considered utilizing amphetamines not less than occasionally.

Although their use used to be regulated within the Seventies, it did not take lengthy for amphetamines to make a big comeback, with the invention of recognition Deficit sickness and the position that one drug within the amphetamine family—Ritalin—could play in treating it. Today’s preferred diet-assistance medicines vary little from the weight loss supplements of years passed by, nonetheless velocity at their center. and a few of our hottest leisure drugs—including the "mellow" drug, Ecstasy—are additionally amphetamines. even if we wish to admit it or no longer, writes Rasmussen, we’re nonetheless a kingdom on speed.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Drug Use and Abuse PDF

DRUG USE AND ABUSE takes an interdisciplinary procedure in its assurance of present drug concerns. It weaves mental, ancient, cultural, social, organic, and clinical views -- emphasizing the concept a drug's results rely not just on its houses, but in addition at the organic and mental features of its consumer. This subject is highlighted all through, and is favorite in discussions of the person sessions of gear, in addition to within the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Ergot and Ergotism PDF

By George Barger

It is a lovely outdated booklet which doesn't appear to have an ISBN or any images of it, so the picture is of the ergot fungus growing to be on rye. There's not likely a superb description that i will be able to locate, so evidently I'm scripting this myself.

The e-book was once written by means of George Barger, a professor of chemistry on the college of Edinburgh. In 1928 Barger was once invited to John Hopkins college in Baltimore to bring a lecture selling "the improvement of a extra intimate dating among chemistry, pharmacy, and medicine." He selected the topic of ergot and "attempted to deal absolutely with the topic in all its aspects." This ebook used to be released in 1931 and relies on these lectures.

He covers the old, botanical, pharmacological, chemical, forensic, and medical elements of ergot.

Barger carried out a lot of the early study on ergot, and his paintings prompted Albert Hoffman, the "Father of LSD", who used to be carrying out study on ergot while he first synthesized LSD in 1938.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books LSD (Drugs: The Straight Facts) PDF

By David J. Triggle, M. Foster Olive

For the time of the Sixties and '70s counterculture, lysergic acid diethylamide, generally known as LSD, used to be a favored hallucinogenic drug. even though finally made unlawful, LSD used to be first utilized in govt and psychotherapeutic experiments carried out to pinpoint a medical use for the drug. those experiments have been deserted end result of the unpredictability of people's reactions to LSD 'trips' and the damaging mental results that an unpredictable undesirable journey could have on an individual. "LSD" offers a short review of the way hallucinogens paintings within the mind and explains their conventional use in religious contexts. taking a look at the mental, organic, social, and felony elements of this psychedelic drug, this informative new identify explains the chemistry of the drug, dispels universal misconceptions, and highlights the very genuine dangers of hallucinogenic drugs.Chapters comprise: evaluation of Hallucinogens; background of LSD; executive trying out of LSD; mental and Physiological results of LSD; LSD-Induced mental issues; Use of LSD in Psychotherapy; and comparability of LSD to different Hallucinogens.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World PDF

Few tales within the annals of yankee counterculture are as exciting or dramatic as that of the Brotherhood of everlasting Love.

Dubbed the "Hippie Mafia," the Brotherhood all started within the mid-1960s as a small band of peace-loving, adventure-seeking surfers in Southern California. After researching LSD, they took to Timothy Leary's mantra of "Turn on, track in, and drop out" and resolved to make that imaginative and prescient a fact via changing into the largest team of acid purchasers and cannabis smugglers within the kingdom, and actually delivering the gas for the psychedelic revolution within the process.

Just days after California turned the 1st kingdom within the union to prohibit LSD, the Brotherhood shaped a legally registered church in its headquarters at Mystic Arts global on Pacific Coast street in Laguna seashore, the place they offered blankets and different countercultural paraphernalia retrieved via browsing safaris and street journeys to unique locales in Asia and South the US. prior to lengthy, in addition they started to promote Afghan cannabis, Hawaiian pot (the storied "Maui Wowie"), and at last Colombian cocaine, a lot of which the Brotherhood smuggled to California in mystery cubicles inside of surfboards and Volkswagen minibuses pushed around the border.

They additionally befriended Leary himself, enlisting him within the aim of shopping for a tropical island the place they can set up the previous Harvard philosophy professor and acid prophet because the excessive priest of an experimental utopia. The Brotherhood's such a lot mythical contribution to the drug scene used to be selfmade: Orange Sunshine, the group's nickname for his or her trademark orange-colored acid capsule that occurred to supply a particularly strong journey. Brotherhood foot infantrymen handed out handfuls of the drugs to communes, at thankful useless live shows, and at love-ins up and down the coast of California and past. The Hell's Angels, Charles Mason and his fans, and the unruly crowd on the notorious Altamont tune pageant all tripped out in this acid. Jimi Hendrix even seemed in a movie starring Brotherhood individuals and played a personal express for the fugitive band of outlaws at the slope of a Hawaiian volcano.

Journalist Nicholas Schou takes us deep contained in the Brotherhood, combining unique interviews with either the group's surviving individuals in addition to the police officers who chased them. A wide-sweeping narrative of intercourse, medicinal drugs, and rock 'n' roll (and extra medicines) that runs from Laguna seashore to Maui to Afghanistan, Orange Sunshine explores how the USA moved from the period of peace and unfastened love right into a darker time of demanding medicines and paranoia.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books 5 Grams: Crack Cocaine, Rap Music, and the War on Drugs (Alternative Criminology) PDF

By Dimitri A. Bogazianos

In 2010, President Barack Obama signed a legislations repealing the most arguable rules in American felony justice historical past: the only hundred to 1 sentencing disparity among crack cocaine and powder wherein somebody convicted of “simply” owning 5 grams of crack—the similar of some sugar packets—had been required by way of legislation to serve a minimum of 5 years in criminal. during this hugely unique paintings, Dimitri A. Bogazianos attracts on quite a few assets to ascertain the profound symbolic effects of America’s reliance in this punishment constitution, tracing the wealthy cultural linkages among America’s conflict on medicines, and the artistic contributions of these without delay stricken by its damaging effects.

Focusing totally on lyrics that emerged in Nineties long island rap, which critiqued the song for being corrupt, unjust, and felony, Bogazianos exhibits what number rappers all started drawing parallels among the “rap online game” and the “crack game." He argues that the symbolism of crack in rap’s stance in the direction of its personal commercialization represents an ethical debate that's a ways greater than hip hop tradition, highlighting the measure to which crack cocaine—although a drug lengthy in decline—has come to symbolize the whole paradoxical difficulty of punishment within the U.S. this present day.

Show description

Read more