New documentary on psychoactive drugs tomorrow (Wed)

20 09 2011

The History Channel is premiering a two-hour documentary on the history of psychoactive/psychedelic drug use tomorrow night (Wednesday) at nine (check local listings).

History.com/schedule/9/21/2011

The Stoned Ages

From the early cave dwellers who first stumbled upon psychedelic mushrooms to the over 6000-year-old tradition of opium cultivation in the East to a modern pharmaceutical industry with over 24,000 drugs on the market, drugs have played a role in our lives since well before recorded human history. Explore the reasons we’ve used drugs through the ages, while considering the devastating consequences that accompany the choice to use certain drugs. This fascinating, fresh, and insightful documentary will ask the question: overall, have drugs done more to help us or hurt us? Host Dean Norris will journey through the millennia and look in on the greatest civilizations in human history to discover if drugs helped these societies flourish or fail and whether drug use was holy or hedonistic, a savior or a curse?

 

[H/T Clark Heinrich.]

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