“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

New Book


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

-Dr. Carl Hart

Articles, Media, & Appearances
Drug Policy

Legalize Medical Marijuana

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

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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

True and False Check Boxes photo

Drug Myths Exposed

We are punishing people severely for drug-related violations when the crimes that they engage in are about the equivalent of traffic violations.


Slogans vazios, problemas reais

Os EUA Drug War levou ao encarceramento em massa de comunidades de cor . Presidentes atuais e passados ​​admitiu que foi um erro. Então, por que o Brasil está preparada para implementar as mesmas políticas de drogas racistas que falharam em os EUA ?

High Price

Dr. Carl Hart reveals the meaning of HIGH PRICE

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