Fear and Loathing and Substance Abuse

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” –Hunter S. Thompson     So said the late journalist Hunter S. Thompson. …

Depicting Drug Use in the 1960s

Drugs were everywhere in the 1960s, right? At first, it certainly seems that way. Writer Ken Kesey took a psychedelically painted school bus to travel across the United States and …

Truman Capote and Image

When Truman Capote was staying in Kansas to research his famous nonfiction novel In Cold Blood, he allegedly held cocktail parties in his hotel room. Capote was also known for …

Female Writers and Alcoholism

Of course, we all know that men aren’t the only ones who grapple with drug addiction or alcohol abuse. We all probably know women who struggle or have struggled with …