Archive for the ‘drug abuse’ Category

Australians have everything, and yet they have nothing to live for

September 9, 2009

We have, in parts of Melbourne, the highest barbiturate dependence in the world, the highest suicide rate among young males, the highest declared rate of rape in the world, while one in four women and one in ten men are suffering from depression. Australians have everything, and yet they have nothing to live for.

Richard Conway, Australian psychiatrist

Drug use and the search for meaning

September 9, 2009

Young people are free to conquer the world, and they don’t want it. Material prosperity has not made life meaningful. The hunger for love and real meaning are the forces behind the psychedelic revolution…The (drug) experience is as far removed from Reality as is a mirage from water…But the search is real enough.

Dr. Allan Cohen, one of the originators of the psychedelic movement, in Michael Green, Jesus Spells Freedom, p.36

Drugs

August 6, 2009

HOME IS WHERE THE HATRED IS

Gil Scott Heron

A JUNKIE WALKING

THROUGH THE TWILIGHT,

I`M ON MY WAY HOME.

I LEFT THREE DAYS AGO

BUT NO ONE

SEEMS TO KNOW

I`M GONE.

HOME IS WHERE THE HATRED IS,

HOME

IS FILLED WITH PAIN,

AND IT MIGHT NOT BE

SUCH A BAD IDEA

IF I NEVER,

NEVER WENT HOME AGAIN.

STAND AS FAR AWAY

FROM ME AS YOU CAN,

AND ASK ME WHY.

HANG ON

TO YOUR ROSARY BEADS,

CLOSE YOUR EYES

TO WATCH ME DIE.

YOU KEEP SAYIN`,

`KICK IT!

QUIT IT!

KICK IT!

QUIT IT!

KICK IT!

QUIT IT!`

GOD,

BUT DID YOU EVER TRY

TO TURN YOUR SICK SOUL

INSIDE OUT

SO THAT THE WORLD

CAN WATCH YOU DIE.

HOME IS WHERE

I LIVE INSIDE

MY WHITE POWER DREAMS,

HOME WAS ONCE

AN EMPTY VACUUM

THAT`S FILLED NOW

WITH MY SILENT SCREAMS.

HOME IS WHERE

THE NEEDLE MARKS

TRY TO HEAR

MY BROKEN HEART,

AND IT MIGHT NOT BE

SUCH A BAD IDEA

IF I NEVER,

NEVER WENT HOME AGAIN.

HOME AGAIN,

HOME AGAIN,

HOME AGAIN,

KICK IT QUIT IT,

KICK IT QUIT IT,

KICK IT QUIT IT,

KICK IT,

CAN`T GO HOME AGAIN