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Drugs and Leisure: Play hard, work harder

Growing up, both in a small college mountain town and later in the Denver suburbs, my parents, mentors, and peers advocated a life of work hard-play hard (so long as the play was responsible). 957 kata lagi

American Culture Program

Where a Simple IV Could Have Saved a Life: Dying in Jail From Opioid Withdrawal

At Mother Jones, Julia Lurie reports on a rising trend: death by opioid withdrawal in jail. Read about how addict shame and silence, jail short-staffing, scant medical equipment, and a general apathy toward inmates make a deadly combination. 305 kata lagi


February 9, 1909: Den of Iniquity

Thanks to descriptions by authors such as Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde, the opium den became a sinister staple of 19th century literature — an evil place where degenerates, mostly foreigners, mostly Chinese, lounged around on pillows, smoking their pipes, vacant eyes benumbed by clouds of opium fumes. 299 kata lagi

Wretched Richard's Almanac

SIGAR Report highlights Afghanistan’s Reconstruction Dilemma - Abdur Rehman

The latest report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) presents a grim picture of Afghanistan. SIGAR serves as the watchdog of funding for Afghanistan’s development. 598 kata lagi


Letters Home: Chiang Mai

I arrived here last night around ten thirty after a five hour bus ride from laos where I did The Gibbon Experience. We got back to the main street of Huay Xai in Laos around 2 p.m. 1.139 kata lagi

It's A Long Story

The China Trade


The destruction of opium, worth between two and three millions sterling, which was going on at the rate of 300 chests daily when the last accounts left Canton, proves the Chinese Government quite in earnest in their declared intention to stop the trade, and to prevent the consumption of foreign opium in China—if they can. 2.471 kata lagi


News of the Celestial Empire


The Chinese are nationally the most original of any civilized people under the sun, and any glimpses we obtain of their familiar habits and manners cannot but be curious. 2.101 kata lagi