“I have to make sure I don't engage in conversations with people who don't abide by the rules of evidence.” - Dr. Carl Hart

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DRUG USE FOR GROWN-UPS

I wrote this book to present a more realistic image of the typical drug user: a responsible professional who happens to use drugs in his pursuit of happiness. Also, I wanted to remind the public that no benevolent government should forbid autonomous adults from altering their consciousness, as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others.

After reading this book, I hope you will be less likely to vilify individuals merely because they use drugs. That thinking has led to an incalculable number of deaths and an enormous amount of suffering. I am confident that you will come away with an appreciation for the prodigious potential good derived from drug use and a deeper understanding of why so many responsible grown-ups engage in this behavior.

If the ideas expressed in this book are embraced, we can get on with the business of treating each other better and enjoying more meaningful and fulfilling lives. And isn’t that what we all want?

Drug Use for Grown-ups, by Dr. Carl Hart
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Drug Use for Grown-Ups

Breaking Drug Taboos.

I grew up in the suburban world of D.A.R.E. programs and alarmist anti-drug PSAs, so I approached this book with knee-jerk skepticism. Won’t illicit drugs, save for marijuana, almost always lead to addiction? Aren’t most controlled substances inherently dangerous?

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Drug Policy

Thinking about Drugs with a Social Conscience

Dr. Carl Hart’s talk in Liverpool on on November 14, 2014 Highlights: 1) Find out what Dr. Hart thinks about the UK cover of High …

Breaking the Chain
Cocaine

As With Other Problems, Class Has a Role

Like cancer and heart disease, it disproportionately affects the poor, who have far less access to healthy diets and consistent medical care.

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Cocaine

Carl Hart at Google

Dr. Carl Hart gave an eye-opening talk at Google about High Price, drug policy, and connected the dots of the drug war.

Drug Policy

Legalize Medical Marijuana

A lively debate about marijuana, its medical benefits and drug hysteria.

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Alcohol

Monica Richardson & Dr. Carl Hart chat about drugs & Alcoholics Anonymous

Monica Richards of the 13thstepinaa podcast interviews Dr. Hart about Drugs, High Price and Alcoholics Anonymous

"Science should be driving our drug policies, even if it makes us uncomfortable."

-Dr. Carl Hart

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