Substance abuse and addiction is not just a modern construct. For centuries, people have struggled with the effects of drugs, alcohol, and other mind-altering substances, including caffeine and tobacco. Although cultural acceptance and stigmas have changed throughout the years, drugs and alcohol have been a significant part of history and many cultures. Learn more about the history of addiction with the the 3 other infographics in the 4 part series: The Industrial Revolution, World War II and Beyond, The Zero Tolerance Era.
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The history of drugs and addiction can be told in a lot of ways, because there is so much history and so many perspectives to it. This series of infographics tells it briefly and, I think, in an organized and engaging way. I am currently working on some drug history posts of my own, which will be in-depth and detailed. Meanwhile, check this out.