Joseph Dubey, MD

Articles

Drugs On Our Minds: Historical, Social Perspectives on 'Modifiers of Affect'

July 01, 1997

To understand our fascination with drugs in the first place, we need to ask some basic questions, such as "Why do we like to take poison in small quantities?" The truthful answer is always some variation of "To feel better." How does this come about, and why do we have so much trouble with it?