The Alchemy of Meth

via Nick Shapiro on Twitter.

A new book by Jason Pine.

Meth is almost always within reach. And when it’s ingested, it can make anything else feel within reach. Meth increases energy and alertness. More importantly, it generates anticipatory pleasure. That is, rather than giving the sense of satiation derived from having consumed something good…, meth activates the “seeking system,” creating excitement about good rewards to come. This felt sense of futurity is like hope.

Conveniently, the book is on Jstor.

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