Psychedelia: is it really a cure for Alcoholism?

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Psychedelia: is it really a cure for Alcoholism? I loved this piece of writing in the Guardian newspaper from earlier this week http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/01/nudge-alcoholism-drug-abuse The article considers how LSD, Peyote and other psychedelic drugs could help cure alcoholism and be a drug addiction treatment! The author considers the Native Indians’ answer to the alcoholism that ravaged their reservations in the 19th …

Squatters riot in Amsterdam

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  Squatting: So this morning we hear on the news that due to changes in the Dutch legislation, Squatting rights in Holland will become more restrictive. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39463891/ns/world_news-europe/ Speaking as someone who Squatted for necessity and out of lifestyle choice from the age of 16 through to 29 (when I underwent life changes in all areas of my life) I certainly …

Tony Blair admits to drinking away his stress

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So, despite being away on travels across the USA, I am trying to maintain some momentum with my blogging. Problems arise such as spare time, wifi access and articles or scenarios that interest me enough to write about them. And then I found this…  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/tony-blair/7974820/Tony-Blair-A-Journey-PMs-drinking-habit.html It appears to quote the book “Journey” by the previous Prime Minister of the United …

War on Drugs – Afghanistan considered

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  I’ve been thinking about the War on Drugs in Afghanistan after watching a Channel 4 Documentary http://www.channel4.com/programmes/our-drugs-war/episode-guide/series-1/episode-3 presented very fairly by Angus Macqueen. It was the final thoughts shared by an Afghanistan civilian that has left an uncomfortable thought swirling around my head. He shared (I’m paraphrasing here) that it was the responsibility of the Western Governments to control …

Changing the Drug Laws

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  Yesterday, the news across the UK was partly taken up with a top Doctor – Sir Ian Gilmore, from the Royal College of Physicians calling for a drug law review and towards decriminalising controlled substances, thus drastically reducing crime (obviously) and improving health (possibly). http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10990921 I’m not too sure where I stand on the legalisation or decriminalisation of drugs, …

Giving Up Alcohol

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It is difficult to give up something that has given one so much pleasure. When somebody gets addicted to a certain vice or discovers that they could not stop a certain bad habit, it can become close to impossible to curb that addiction. One of the most common problems that plague the most ordinary human being is addiction to alcohol. …