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1. Posted by VXD (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Im about to enbark on a trip (hitchiked mostly) though out europe then to asia, and i thought about this the other day.

There are 2 things that interest me greatly. Neuropharmacology and travelling. What would it would be like if were to write a book, on drugs in general. Europe has a varitety of stimulants and hallucinogens, im not too sure, but with open eyes you can find it all. Asia, if im correct ketamine and mophine are over the counter in some countries. The point is not to travel around and bust cash getting fuc*ed up, but to doucument all i can about these drugs, what they do in your brain, how to mix them and how not to, hangover cures, commmon knowledge, trivia, history. There are planty of plants that are not illegal or even used recreationally but still worth writing about. Belladona, Datura, etc. How do find the idea? Any suggestions, or insights?

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm sure it would sell.

I think there's a moral debate to be had here. On one hand such a book could be construed as a manual for international drug abuse, allowing vulnerable people to easily and cheaply access mind-altering substances which could have a negative effect on their mental health. On the other hand it could provide a means for people to access information about the safe use of narcotics and allow people to partake in these experiences within their cultural context.

I think the key may be to focus more on the effects/practicalities/folklore of legal and culturally significant drugs rather than giving details of where you can buy horse tranquiliser over the counter.

3. Posted by angler (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I agree about it selling well.

I think that if you're careful about how you write it, it'll come across more like a Kerouac than an International Drug manual.