Things We Don't Talk About # 179
Warning: If you're easily offended, stop reading now
There is a huge drug-subculture in America and many of them are firm adherents to the belief that Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland is about drug use. Opium and laudanum were legal drugs consumed by many of the literati during his time. Most historians don't believe Lewis Carroll was a drug user, but the Jefferson Airplane song "White Rabbit" clearly takes the position that Alice was high, not lost.
Of course, it could be argued she was high - and lost. Once you fall down the rabbit hole, it is easy to get lost and you find yourself in a place where getting lost can be very, very dangerous. The worst part is that all the rules have changed, you don't know who you can trust and you're not even sure you can trust yourself. Perhaps it's even yourself you trust the least. You're definitely not in Kansas anymore, Toto. Oh, wait, that's another story.
Back to Alice.
The Topic of Harm Reduction
(or you could think of it as how best to stay alive once you've fallen down the rabbit hole)
by Tanya dalton
A Column About Various Unmentionables