By Gary Winship
'Why will we take medicines? i have never the faintest inspiration, yet Gary Winship has a damned strong pass at telling me the reply. a few may perhaps say it is a principally educational booklet, yet as an ex-psychiatric nurse and a Jo Public for the final twenty-five years, i would say there is something in the following for everybody. we've got all taken medicinal drugs sooner or later in our lives (except, possibly, my grandma) so a technique to determine why is through analyzing this interesting book.'- Jo model, comedian, writer, and actress
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So what does this prompt? Will it prompt us to become sober? Unlikely! Imagine, a world without drugs, and no religion too (to borrow a line from John Lennon). It might seem unthinkable to envisage a godless world, a sort of stoical Utopia of ennui; a world without magical spirits, immortals, devils, or divinities. We need magic and myth to hold us together; stories can enthral us, teach children about the world in small doses. It would be erroneous to have a world without childhood majestic fantasies of creation, scientific, religious, or otherwise.
Indeed, anyone arriving at his house, and even people he knew and once was friendly or loving towards, were now scrutinized for their part in the conspiracy led by the Onion Man. Martin’s conspiracy theory was a third and final level in the formation of his psychosis where the initial visual hallucination and the subsequent auditory hallucination were embedded in an elaborate psychotic meta-narrative. Martin became socially withdrawn. Even during phases where he managed to cease using drugs, the hallucinations and delusions continued.
It is not hard to imagine it would be the basis for envisaging an agenda for social revolution, a polity where energy is reinvested for the yield of common wealth and communal well-being. Such a drug-free Utopia might seem a long way off, considering we are amidst a pandemic of drug misuse which seems set to maintain a steady upward trajectory. Drugs are not the only obsession, however. We are a culture obsessed society: obsessed by celebrity, gadgets, sex, shopping, terror (local and international).
Addictive Personalities and Why People Take Drugs: The Spike and the Moon by Gary Winship