This Week’s Top 10 Drugs

  1. Codeine – mmmmm, a few minutes for my liver to get on the case and I’m suffused by that warm, cosy, opiate goodness…
  2. Caffeine – wake me up, give me the jitters – and the belief that I can marshal these fluttering thoughts, hold them together and face the day…
  3. Nicotine – just to give me that edge, despite the grotesque trade off of decades of life for a few quick fixes…
  4. Alcohol – the omnipresent, always available mollifier…
  5. Pregabablin – to ease all those social interactions and turn them into something I can smile through instead of grimacing through with homicidal intent…
  6. Amitriptyline – to turn the day off like a TV; programs have  finished, sleep through the bellowing drunks and the man upstairs, ceaselessly rapping on my ceiling…
  7. DMT – for glimpses of the divine and an unearned slug of serotonin to mix into the cocktail,,,
  8. Psylocybin – a stern teacher who sweeps away my bullshit and sits with me til I’ve examined it in detail and am ready to start working on it…
  9. Diazepam – nothing unique to offer, but thrown in with the above just smoothes the edges…
  10. Cannabis – infrequent these days, but a familiar and respected visitor, attenuating the spiritual, intensifying the base…

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