Drug users insist that marijuana, amphetamines, LSD and other psychedelic agents give them pleasure, a euphoric “high” and a marvelous expansion of consciousness. A growing body of medical data suggests that they are kidding themselves on all these counts. Psychiatrists and psychologists are coming to the conclusion that potheads and acidheads do not turn on simply for pleasure and thrills, but in a futile attempt to escape profound depression; that if they get high, it is only in an ecstatic defense; and that they do not wind up with an expanded consciousness

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Drugs: Is the Pot User Driven--Or in the Driver's Seat?

Is the Pot User Driven--Or in the Driver's Seat?