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World History of Drug Use

The World History of Drug Use from 58,000 BC to 1960.  This INFOGRAPHIC was developed using a variety of sources and averages, all of which can be found in the…

The Early History of Cocaine

Cocaine made some unexpected appearances after being discovered in South America. The foliage of that continent hosts the shrub (erythroxylon coca) that produces the alkaloid, cocaine, in its leaves. It…

The History of Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction has plagued much of the world for over a hundred years. First developed in the nineteenth century, it was meant to be a more potent alternative to medicinal…

New York Drug Rehab: The Recent History of New York’s Drug Laws

Current New York drug rehab programs have been helping addicts get clean for decades, but the city has even longer-standing problems with drug crime. Convicted offenders began getting help through…

The History of LSD

LSD, or Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, is a psychoactive compound that has a long, intense and rather strange history among mankind. Most of that history occurred in the years since 1938,…

The History of Alcoholism in America

America has a long history of alcoholism. In fact, early settlers here were alcoholics long before we fought for our independence from Great Britain. And though we as a people…