An intelligent and personal look at recreational drug use that will forever change the terms of the debate about the use of recreational drugs.
Most people who use recreational drugs haven't had their lives destroyed, aren't living on the streets, and enjoy normal and unscathed relationships with families, friends and the world. So why is it that discussion about drugs and drug policy only reflects tragedy that ends with death, jail or addiction? Why is it that the only politically acceptable position on the use of drugs is one of prohibition? With nearly a quarter of people in their twenties now trying ecstasy, and half dabbling with marijuana, in many families recreational drug use remains one of the last intergenerational silences left between baby boomers and their adult children.
Lisa Pryor captures the zeitgeist in this considered yet punchy exploration of the real world of drug use today. It is the skewed nature of the debate, she argues, that has worsened rather than fixed many of the very real problems drug use can cause.