‘Don’t take those drugs’: A history of addiction rehabilitation in Berkeley from 1960 to the present

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The war on drugs was political, but drugs’ prevalence was social and cultural. Don Lattin, a former Daily Californian staff writer who attended UC Berkeley in the early 1970s, recounted the drug scene: According to Lattin, people in the ‘60s went out to seek mental tranquility, a mystical feeling embodying “a sense of oneness with the universe, with the earth, with nature, with other people
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The perfect band aid

Views from the Outside

I revisit my adolescent angst in the dramatic throes of Linkin Park’s “Numb,” and I cringe at my compulsory desire for heterosexuality when I hear the Jonas Brothers sing “When You Look Me in the Eyes.”
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Editor’s note: Rehabilitation 2019

Rehabilitation takes many different forms, but they all strive for the same goal: to help individuals heal and recover from past traumas. This certainly isn’t easy — especially when there aren’t enough resources to go around — and this issue of The Daily Californian is dedicated to giving community members the opportunity to share the struggles they’ve faced in their path to recovery.
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