Penicillin was so scarce and precious before 1944 that it was extracted from the patients’ urine to be re-used.
In WWII, both Allied and Axis forces, specifically pilots, were known to be methamphetamine users, so much so that it was nicknamed “Pilot’s Salt”.
Acetaminophen (paracetamol) reduces the pain of social rejection.
When Iggy Pop was in a mental institution, David Bowie was one of the few people who would visit him he would smuggle in cocaine for Pop.
More US teens smoke weed than cigarettes.
Blind people experience visual hallucinations when they take LSD.
Jaguars eat a vine called Yage to induce a hallucinogenic state that heightens it’s senses and makes it extremely “high”.
Ozzy Osbourne’s entire genome has been analyzed by scientists to determine how he survived decades of extreme drug abuse.