Sex, drugs and the moral soul…

The human desire to alter mood will always be with us and no amount of effort will eradicate it.  National experiments with drug liberalisation are mostly unsuccessful in the long-term in spite of the initial headline-grabbing claims of reduced harm. Tobacco is a legal drug and where it does not greatly impact mental function it is highly addictive and causes over 2,000 deaths in N. Ireland each year mostly from cancers, heart disease and lung disease.   History gives us some …

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