Happy Holidays from Points!

We at Points hope you enjoyed the 2017 holiday season and wish you a happy 2018 to come. Later this week, we’ll highlight some of our most-viewed posts of the last twelve months. Thank you for your support of the blog; we’ll see you next year!

CFP: “Bodies That Eat, Bodies That Drink: Biocultural Approaches to Nutrition, Incorporation, and Commensality”

Call for Papers Conference theme: “Bodies That Eat, Bodies That Drink: Biocultural Approaches to Nutrition, Incorporation, and Commensality” Date: January 20, 2018 Location: Spain Subject Fields: Anthropology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Literature, Public Health, Women’s & Gender History / Studies The theme of 11th International Symposium of CORPUS will be “Bodies that eat, bodiesContinue reading “CFP: “Bodies That Eat, Bodies That Drink: Biocultural Approaches to Nutrition, Incorporation, and Commensality””

CFP Deadline Extended: “Dangerous Oral Histories: Risks, Responsibilities, and Rewards”

CALL FOR PAPERS *The deadline for submission of proposals is now 10 January 2018.* Oral History Society – 2018 Annual Conference Theme:  Dangerous Oral Histories:  Risks, Responsibilities and Rewards 28 & 29 June, 2018 Queen’s University, Belfast This joint conference of the Oral History Society and the Oral History Network of Ireland addresses the ethical andContinue reading “CFP Deadline Extended: “Dangerous Oral Histories: Risks, Responsibilities, and Rewards””

Points Bibliography: Interpreting Psilocybin and Peyote

Editor’s Note:  These entries are part of an ongoing drug-related dissertation bibliography being compiled by Jonathon Erlen. They were formerly published in the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs journal but are now periodically featured on the Points blog. For more information, contact Dr. Erlen through the link above. Ego Death Resulting from Psilocybin Experiences: Exploring the Concept Within Mysticism Author:Continue reading “Points Bibliography: Interpreting Psilocybin and Peyote”

Ibogaine Treatment: A Psychedelic Approach to Addiction

Today’s post was contributed by Aeden Smith-Ahearn, who once was a heroin addict for almost 7 years. After trying many different traditional methods to get off drugs, he decided to take a chance on Ibogaine treatment for his addiction. Now, 5 years later, Aeden is the treatment coordinator for a major Ibogaine clinic and he has helped hundredsContinue reading “Ibogaine Treatment: A Psychedelic Approach to Addiction”

Points Bibliography: State and Self-Regulation of Tobacco Use

Editor’s Note:  These entries are part of an ongoing drug-related dissertation bibliography being compiled by Jonathon Erlen. They were formerly published in the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs journal but are now periodically featured on the Points blog. Today’s post features recent research on international government controls on tobacco advertising and on quitting or altering individual use patterns. ForContinue reading “Points Bibliography: State and Self-Regulation of Tobacco Use”

The Points Interview: Emily Dufton

Today’s Points Interview is with Dr. Emily Dufton, Points managing editor emeritus and author of the new book, Grass Roots: The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Marijuana in America – available today! Describe your book in terms your bartender could understand. Over the past five decades, grassroots activists have shifted America’s marijuana laws three times.Continue reading “The Points Interview: Emily Dufton”

Going Green: Emily Dufton on Nick Johnson’s “Grass Roots: A History of Cannabis in the American West”

Editor’s Note: Today’s review of Grass Roots: A History of Cannabis in the American West by Nick Johnson comes courtesy of Points managing editor emeritus Emily Dufton. Her similarly-titled book, Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America, hits shelves Tuesday, December 5; the same day, Points will feature an interview withContinue reading “Going Green: Emily Dufton on Nick Johnson’s “Grass Roots: A History of Cannabis in the American West””

Points Bibliography: Histories of Alcohol and Tobacco in the U.S. and Canada

Editor’s Note:  These entries are part of an ongoing drug-related dissertation bibliography being compiled by Jonathon Erlen. They were formerly published in the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs journal but are now periodically featured on the Points blog. Contact Dr. Erlen through the link above. From Farm to Firm: Canadian Tobacco c. 1860-1950 Author: McQuarrie, Jonathan Robert Abstract:Continue reading “Points Bibliography: Histories of Alcohol and Tobacco in the U.S. and Canada”

Thanks, From Points!

We at Points would like to thank you for supporting the blog and hope all our readers celebrating Thanksgiving enjoyed the holiday yesterday. We’ll be back next week with our usual brand of insights into drug history – and their implications for the present. Stay tuned! In the meantime, consider: how did intoxicants influence yourContinue reading “Thanks, From Points!”

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