Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer these nagging questions, you have to take a look at rock's red-eyed history and examine both the music made under the dizzy spell of artificial chemistry and the sober work that followed. "It's absurd to think that because some famous rock stars were drug addicts that doing drugs has anything to do with being a musician," counters Chris Adolf, frontman of Denver's Bad Weather California, who believes one thing has nothing to do with the other. "But you do run into that kind of attitude sometimes where people think that being 'really fucked up' is being 'rock and roll.'
Unlike soma, the drugs produce numerous negative aftereffects. Furthermore, the use of drugs is not regulated. As a result many accidental overdoses do occur. Although drug use is not mandatory as it is in Brave New World, many people choose to take drugs. In both societies, people use drugs for the euphoric feeling to escape from their worries and problems, instead of dealing with their emotions.
Psych 213 Dr. Les White April 9, 2012 Major points the article covers or raises “The Addicted Brain,” by Nestler and Malenka discussed the brain’s memory of addiction which results from repeated use and subsequently abuse of drugs and alcohol. While very technical and scientific in its detailing of the processes, it was also very insightful in spelling out the brains rewarding of the pleasure that results from drugs of abuse (DOA). It seems that we have known for quite a while why someone feels good when they use DOA, but the article points out that new research is just beginning to understand some of the resulting long term changes in the brain. Even though the pleasurable effects of using a particular drug aren’t as strong as they
The Beatles were a band that influenced Pink Floyd greatly in the lead up to the release of Dark Side of the Moon; most bands were influenced by the Beatles at this time. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band, labelled the bible of summer 1967, gobsmacked musicians all over the world, Pink Floyd being no exception. When Syd Barrett was still in the band, he quoted from the album‘s title song in his own single Apples and Oranges, while Walters twice quoted Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, lyrically in Let There be More Light, and musically in Point me at the Sky. When Gilmour joined, he took much of his guitar sound from the sonic palette used for The Beatle’s The White Album.
Rolling in Ecstasy: MDMA Use in the United States Many people may find it difficult to believe that a drug claimed to be able to kill within one usage actually is beneficial and safe for treating a wide variety of medical diseases. This is especially the case for the infamous and reportedly deadly “club drug,” MDMA or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. MDMA was first synthesized by Merck Pharmaceuticals in 1912 as a potential headache medication, but after finding no connection they deemed further studies unnecessary. This caused the drug to essentially vanish until 1977, when a chemist by the name of Charles Shulgin took a second look at MDMA and discovered that Merck may have been very wrong. Dr. Shulgin found the drug to be therapeutic and christened it “window” as he felt it
The drug was further popularized by key figures such as Pope Leo XIII and Thomas Edison (Ruetsch, Boni & Borgeat, 2001). Another influential drug, Lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD arrived on the scenes in 1938 when Albert Hofmann derived the drug from a fungus typically found on rye. The use LSD grew in the 1950’s with psychiatrists using the drug as a “cure” for such things as deviant conducts and schizophrenia. By the 1960’s the drug had gained worldwide attention with the “hippie” movement. Today the drug can be seen in recreational use, club scenes and rave parties
The Dangerous Effects of Molly Ashley Oliveira COM156 November 14, 2013 Regina Audio The Dangerous Effects of Molly Recreational drugs have existed for hundreds of years; even Shakespeare was known to have done opiates while writing many of his plays and stories. One drug that is fairly unknown to most, but has been around for decades is Molly. Molly is very similar to Ecstasy and is a form of methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or the abbreviated MDMA. MDMA is a synthetic, psychoactive drug with a chemical makeup similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. Molly is the street name and can be found in pill form or as the pure powder form of MDMA.
This one is greatly affected by the media. A majority of musicians have problems with drugs, alcohol, public disorder and infidelity. Most come from broken families with toxic environments. They reflect their emotions in the songs they write which greatly influence listeners. The media likes to capture rock musicians using drugs at wild parties and acting irresponsible to get attention from people and increase magazine sales and ratings.
Definitions of drug abuse and addiction are subjective and infused with the political and moral values of the society or culture. For example, the stimulant caffeine in coffee and tea is a drug used by millions of people, but because of its relatively mild stimulatory effects and because caffeine does not generally trigger antisocial behavior in users, the drinking of coffee and tea, despite the fact that caffeine is physically addictive, is not generally considered drug abuse. Even narcotics addiction is seen only as drug abuse in certain social contexts. In India opium has been used for centuries without becoming unduly corrosive to the social fabric. Types of Abused Substances There
A drug is a natural substance or manmade chemical that can be used to control or prevent physical or psychological ailments, change the way the body works, and alter mood or behavior. Drugs have changed the world in countless ways. Throughout history societies have been brought together or torn apart due to the usage of drugs, political leaders have used drugs or fought against them, countries have united to fight drugs and trade them, religions have even been based on drugs, and trade has flourished worldwide for the drug market. Many currently illegal drugs have been used for thousands of years for both medical and spiritual purposes and continue to be used. Not all drugs that exist today existed thousands of years ago, being that some drugs are natural and others are chemically engineered.