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This is Your Country on Drugs

The Secret History of Getting High in America
By: Ryan Grim
Narrated by: Milton Bagby
Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Past antidrug campaigns actually encouraged drug use. A few years ago, America stopped dropping acid altogether. The meth epidemic peaked a long, long time ago. NAFTA opened the border and created a bonanza for cocaine and meth traffickers just as President Clinton knew it would. President Reagan may have inadvertently caused the crack epidemic. Kids today are doing fewer illegal drugs than kids from any time in the recent past, and for a surprising reason. The fastest-growing drug in America is a legal hallucinogen you can buy on the Internet.
©2009 Ryan Grim (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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  • steve
  • 28-10-2010

A good book but....

I thought there'd be more on the history of each drug. Instead though, it seemed more like a promo to do drugs. It was good and I did enjoy learning about some of the different drugs during the different generations but it could have been much better.

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  • anonymous
  • 23-07-2011

On the Current State of Chemical Consciousness-Adj

This a-book is on the current state of chemical consciousness-adjustment in America today. I doesn't give exteneded histories on individual drugs but I does go into the early 20th century political and social fights to ban narcotics. It also goes into current unregulated drugs such as salvia and ayahuasca. I have years ago experimented with some mild drugs so this a-book was an eye-opener for me. I particularily liked the chapter on the wild west of synthetic chemical concoctions people put together in thier labs and how the authorities are always many steps behind. This book helped me appreciate how prohibition seems to be a losing proposition but the alternative doesn't look any more appealing. Good stuff even when listened to sober!

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  • Trash man
  • 19-03-2013

A really good book.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would totally recommend this. It's very informative and enlightening about America's relationship with illegal drugs.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I thought his descriptions of the various hallucinogens that people were very accurate.

Any additional comments?

The narrator sounded a little older than the writer, so whenever the book dropped into first person accounts, it sounded a little strange.

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  • ron
  • 09-06-2017

typical democrats

shows how democrats are ruined this country with illegal/ legal for them drug trade. and why we have heroin epidemic. Clintons airfield in arkansas that stuff is shipped into. a secret airfield in eastern NC the CIA flies drugs into. ever wonder why shipments are hardly ever busted coming in? this book will explain why and how democrats control drug trade. another great book on this is "The slip and slide company of Montana" ties into this book perfectly

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