How psychoactive drugs shape human culture: A multi-disciplinary perspective

@article{Wadley2016HowPD,
  title={How psychoactive drugs shape human culture: A multi-disciplinary perspective},
  author={Greg Wadley},
  journal={Brain Research Bulletin},
  year={2016},
  volume={126},
  pages={138-151}
}
Psychoactive drug use occurs in essentially all human societies. A range of disciplines contribute to our understanding of the influence of drugs upon the human world. For example pharmacology and neuroscience analyse biological responses to drugs, sociology examines social influences upon people's decisions to use drugs, and anthropology provides rich accounts of use across a variety of cultural contexts. This article reviews work from multiple disciplines to illustrate that drugs influence… CONTINUE READING
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