Today you’ll hear about The Narcotic Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, addiction, science, wacky graham crackers, jazz, prison, unethical medical experimentation, and a weird diversion about William S. Burroughs that I really didn’t plan on talking about but that made me feel very indignant.
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Links & Resources
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) findtreatment.gov or 1-800-662-HELP
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) can also help with drug and alcohol abuse.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org for parents of teens (1-855-378-4373).
NIDA’s DrugPubs Research Dissemination Center
A list of helplines for provinces and territories in Canada
Alcohol and Drug Foundation 1300 85 85 84
Mental Health Help:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741
Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-799-7233
VictimConnect, a referral helpline for victims of crime: 1-855-484-2846
For Veterans, Make The Connection
Official website of The Narcotic Farm documentary and book
BBC’s Hitting the High Notes (Dr. Sally Marlow’s excellent program about jazz musicians, addiction, and The Narcotic Farm includes interviews, footage, and some recordings of jazz concerts at Narco.)
Claire Clark’s The Recovery Revolution: The Battle Over Addiction Treatment in the United States
William White’s Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America
Written and produced by Anna Roberts
Burning palm tree artwork by Perry Vasquez
Intro music by Elliot Middleton