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Rudgley R. 
“The archaic use of hallucinogens in Europe: an archaeology of altered states”. 
Addiction. 1995 Feb 09;90(2):163-4.
The contemporary European use of intoxicants such as alcohol, synthetic narcotics, solvents and hallucinogens is the subject matter of the latest chapter in the long and little understood story of our civilization's interaction with psychoactive substances. This story is usually told in a greatly abridged form, beginning with alcohol as the inebriant par excellence of European culture and relegating the role of opium, cannabis and other intoxicants to mere footnotes. The unabridged version, which begins back in prehistory, sheds an entirely new light on the sequence of events with which we are familiar from the badly edited popular account.
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