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10 Ways DRUGS Have Been Utilized in Warfare Throughout History


When it comes to the military, throughout
history, leaders are always looking for that little something extra to get the edge. Many military forces thought that edge would
be drugs. From ingesting herbs to the new world of drugs
made in labs, soldiers have been going into war high for centuries… with varying degrees
of success. 10. Greeks and Opium Opium derived from poppies was a very important
substance to the Ancient Greeks. Three of their deities, Hypnos, Nyx, and Thanatos,
who are deities of sleep, night, and death respectively, had wreaths of poppies. The Greeks used opium in several ways. For example, priests thought that the sense
of euphoria that comes with taking the drug was somehow supernatural, while Hippocrates,
who was called “The Father of Medicine,” saw the medical uses for opium; specifically,
it helped with diarrhea. It’s also thought that Greek soldiers used
opium. In Homer’s Odysessy, which contained real
Greek customs, the soldiers drank wine mixed with opium after battles to calm their nerves
and help them forget the horrors of war. 9. Vikings Might Have Used Magic Mushrooms The term ‘Berserker’, which means “bear
shirt,” is a Viking term for a violent trance-like fury they would enter into during battle. When they went Berserk, they would shiver
and their teeth would chatter. Then their faces would become swollen and
change color. They’d howl like wild animals, charge into
battle without armor, and then attack anyone who came near. After the battle, their minds would become
dull and feeble for a few days. In the late 18th century, Swedish scholar
Samuel Lorenzo Ødman was researching the Berserker state and he noticed that their
trances were similar to the trances that the tribes of Siberia entered into after they
ingested Amanita muscaria mushrooms, also known as fly agaric mushrooms, or magic mushrooms. The Serbian tribes would consume dried mushrooms
for ceremonies and rituals. Ødman theorized that the Vikings ingested
a large amount of the mushrooms to coincide with the heat of the battle. Afterwards, the warriors needed to take a
few days off because they had mushroom poisoning. Evidence to back up Ødman’s claim is that
the mushrooms grew in Scandinavia during the time of the Vikings. Secondly, the Vikings did come into contact
with people from Asia, because that is who introduced them to the concept of their god
Odin, so it’s possible they would have learned about the hallucinogenic properties of the
mushrooms from people who had contact with the Serbian tribes. In the years since the initial theory was
published, other researchers have tweaked it. Famed Norwegian botanist Frederik Schübeler
suggested that the Vikings drank wine made from the mushrooms. Then in 1994, John Mann suggested that instead
of Amanita muscaria, the Vikings ingested Amanita pantherina, which makes the user much
more manic. Many of you reading this are probably thinking
that this is a ton of crap, and that may very well be because it’s just a theory. However, Ødman says that the inner circle
of the Viking elite would have kept it secret as an advantage, so that is why the Vikings
never wrote about it and that is why it is not a commonly known fact. 8. Napoleon’s Grande Armée Drank Heavily and
Used Hashish Keeping your army happy is key when conducting
a military campaign; especially a campaign as expansive as the one run by Napoleon Bonaparte
of France. While Napoleon wasn’t focused too much on
getting his men their food rations, he did his best to get them their daily rations of
wine to keep them happy. In June 1798, 36,000 members of the Grande
Armée were in Egypt. This was a problem for the men because Egypt,
as it is today, was largely an Islamic country, so there was no alcohol available. Instead, the locals ate, drank, and smoked
hashish, which is resin taken from a marijuana plant. The problem was that hashish made the men
sluggish and lazy (and presumably they also wouldn’t stop eating junk food and giggling
over nothing). This led to Napoleon prohibiting the drug
not long after arriving in Egypt. But that didn’t stop his men from using
it, and when the men returned to France, they brought the hashish with them and introduced
it to French culture. Artists and writers were the first to use
it and they set up hashish cafes. The use of hashish as a hallucinogenic then
spread to other areas of Europe. 7. Inca Warriors Chewed Coca Leaves The Inca people first appeared in the 12th
century in the Andes region of South America. Because of their military strength they were
able to build an empire that, at its peak, stretched from northern Ecuador to central
Chile, with a population of 12 million people that was made up from 100 different ethnic
groups. When Europeans came upon the Incas for the
first time in 1499, they noticed they were chewing on some green leaves. In 1544, during the conquest of Peru, the
Europeans learned what the green leaves were – they were coca leaves, which is where
cocaine comes from. By chewing on the coca leaves, it enhanced
endurance, made them less fatigued, and gave them resistance to pain. It also allowed them to travel long distances,
at high altitudes, in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, the coca leaves weren’t a
strong enough edge for the Incas and they were overtaken in 1572. 6. The Zulu Warriors Were Pretty Much Wasted
in Battle In 1816, Shaka became the chief of the Zulu
tribe, which consisted of just 1,500 people in South Africa. Shaka was a masterful military strategist
and within seven years he managed to take over the Zulu’s neighboring tribes and ruled
over the area that is today known as the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. However, Shaka was killed in 1828, by his
two half-brothers after he went insane. At its peak, the Zulu Kingdom, or Zululand,
had over 10 million citizens. The size of their population became one of
the most alluring reasons the British wanted to invade Zululand, because they wanted to
use the Zulu people to work their diamond mines. They also wanted to create the South African
federation to get a better foothold in Africa. This led to the Anglo-Zulu war, which started
in January 1879. The Zulu warriors were known to use a variety
of drugs before, during, and after a battle. Before going to war, they would have a ceremonial
meal where they ate and smoked various herbs and also drank special medicated beer. The Zulus believed that the beer would protect
them against the enemy and make them resistant to their weapons. They may have also ate or drank teas containing
Amanita muscaria, or magic mushrooms, and they did use the mushrooms after battles as
a painkiller. They were also known to use dagga, which is
a strain of cannabis that is found in North and South Africa. They would either smoke it or drink it in
a broth just before battle. Some of them even took dagga with them into
battle. An expert on the Zulu, Alfred T. Bryant, witnessed
them smoking dagga before a battle and said after they smoked it, they acted like they
could do anything. Other people said that they fought like they
were immune to bullets. There are some people who even credit dagga
with helping the Zulus defeat the British at the Battle of Isandlwana on January 22,
1879. After smoking dagga they sent waves of fearless
men at the British, who had slow loading rifles and cannons. The Zulus, high on pot, mushrooms, and buzzed
on medicated beer, overwhelmed the British forces. They killed 710 men, making it the British
Army’s bloodiest day of the Victorian era. Ultimately, the Zulus were forced to surrender
just months after they were invaded in July 1879. 5. Kamikaze Pilots Used Methamphetamine Methamphetamine was first synthesized in 1893
by a respectable Japanese scientist when he isolated the stimulant ephedrine from the
Ephedra sinica plant. In 1919, one of his proteges synthesized the
crystalline form of the ephedrine, making the world’s first crystal meth. Amphetamines wouldn’t become popular until
World War II, when military forces on both sides of the war used them. The Japanese form of amphetamine was called
Philopon and the government stockpiled it and gave it to their soldiers when they got
tired and hungry. They also found it was helpful with their
special unit – the Kamikaze pilots. The unit had special planes, the Yokosuka
MXY7 Ohka, which were essentially drivable missiles where the pilot was sealed into the
cockpit. They were attached to a bomber and then flown
to the battle. Once they were released and close to their
target, they hit the booster rockets, flew past enemy gunfire, and would hopefully slam
into an enemy ship. Obviously, not all Kamikaze pilots were super
pumped about killing themselves by flying into a wall of steel; especially because they
may have been sealed into the small cockpit for several hours before getting to the target. That is a lot of time to think and reconsider
your commitment to the mission. So they were given high doses of Philopon
to keep themselves alert, sharp, and aggressive until they got to their target. Then, we have to assume, they had one of the
wildest drug trips ever taken. 4. The Nazis Used A Lot of Amphetamine When planning invasions of World War II, based
on their experiences in the first World War, the German generals knew a big problem was
fatigue after the first few days of battle, so they gave their soldiers Pervitin, which
is a form of amphetamine. When the Nazis invaded France, Belgium, and
the Netherlands in the spring of 1940, they brought 35 million Pervitin tablets with them. While it may have been a good idea to start
with, the problem was that the soldiers became strung out and it would take them longer to
recuperate. So as a long term strategy, soldiers high
on amphetamine wasn’t exactly the best plan for world domination. Perhaps they chose that route because their
leader was supposedly a junkie. According to Norman Ohler, who is the author
of Blitzed: Drugs In Nazi Germany, Hitler was constantly with a doctor named Theodor
Morell, who provided him with opiates, steroids, and other concoctions that were specifically
made for the Fuhrer. In 1944, Morell was giving Hitler very powerful
cocaine eye drops, which explains Hitler’s erratic behavior at the end of the war. Apparently, Hitler committed suicide while
he was going through withdrawal. 3. Americans Used Amphetamines During Vietnam Like the other armed forces, Americans used
amphetamines during World War II. Benzedrine was given to servicemen who were
doing long range reconnaissance missions and attacks. After the war, not much research was done
on amphetamines, but that didn’t stop it from being used in Vietnam. According to a 1971 report by the House Select
Committee on Crime, between 1966 to 1969, American forces had used 225 million stimulant
tablets. Most of them were Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine),
which is an amphetamine derivative that is almost twice as strong as Benzedrine. If you break it down for pills per person,
it was 21.1 pills for everyone in the Navy, 17.5 for the Air Force, and finally 13.8 for
people in the Army. One soldier said that the amphetamine pills
were being given out like they were candy. The drugs were used to ensure that the troops
didn’t get combat fatigue. It would keep the soldiers wired, alert, and
they also felt invulnerable. Finally, it also made them aggressive. A soldier said that after the high wore off,
that he felt so frustrated that he felt like “shooting children in the street.” It should also be noted that the Vietnam War
was notorious because the American forces were accused of committing many atrocities
against Vietnamese civilians. While it’s tough to say if methamphetamine
played a part in these atrocities, and we certainly aren’t suggesting it as an excuse
for their actions, but amphetamines are known to make people act violently. 2. Amphetamines are Being Used in the Syrian
War The Syrian Civil War began in March 2011,
and since its start over 400,000 people have been killed, while a further 11 million have
been displaced. During the civil war, ISIL (also known as
ISIS) was able to move into the war torn country and gain some territory. In part, one reason they were able to gain
the territory is because their soldiers are high on Captagon, which is a drug that is
usually only used in the Middle East. There are two components to the drug and as
the body breaks it down, it activates the drugs. The first component is theophylline, which
is similar to caffeine. It also helps open the user’s airways and
sometimes theophylline is used to treat asthma. The second drug component is amphetamine,
which speeds everything up and makes the soldiers more alert. They also need less food and less sleep while
they are using amphetamines. However, Captagon isn’t very strong. It is weaker than Adderall and it was used
to treat attention deficit disorder in the 1960s and 1970s. Yet, it is still considered to be helping
fuel violence in the area. 1. The Future of Drugs in War Currently, the American military spends hundreds
of millions of dollars trying to create “super soldiers” and part of that spending goes
to chemical upgrades. One drug, sometimes called a wonder drug by
the military, is modafinil. The drug was developed in France and in 1998,
it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Modafinil is sold by Cephalon under the name
Provigil and it is a psycho stimulant that enhances wakefulness. It also improves memory and mood. Supposedly, soldiers can use it to stay awake
for 48 hours. Unlike other stimulants, like cocaine and
amphetamines, it doesn’t make the user drowsy and there is no “crash” at the end of
the high. Another problem facing soldiers is Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the military is working on a drug to treat PTSD in a very
Black Mirror-type of way. A psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School believes
that a “beta blocker” called propranolol, which is normally used to treat high blood
pressure, can be used to erase, or at least weaken the impact, of horrific memories. Currently, the drug is undergoing memory-erasing
trials. That can only end well.

100 Comments

  1. No Body
    No Body March 7, 2019

    SS stands for Super Speed.

  2. Drew Berning
    Drew Berning March 10, 2019

    The crash from my adderall is hard

  3. rowb early
    rowb early March 11, 2019

    What about the cannabis and opium cigarettes issued by both sides during WW1 and WW2? The cocaine kits sold at grocery stores to be sent to the boys in the trenches?

  4. Mason Silvers
    Mason Silvers March 11, 2019

    ADD was changed to ADHD Inattention. ADHD means Attention Deficit Hyper Activity. Just want to put that out there.

  5. 4one14
    4one14 March 15, 2019

    I'm pretty sure go-pills were considered to have played a part in an airstrike friendly-fire incident early in OEF in Afghanistan where a pilot on a night flight accidentally dropped ordinance on coalition troops.

  6. Lorenzo Terranova Fabelo
    Lorenzo Terranova Fabelo March 19, 2019

    And the most common one…cigarettes

  7. phillip Bowls
    phillip Bowls March 21, 2019

    The picture of the poppy is not the opium poppy, who does the research

  8. Maximinius Thrax
    Maximinius Thrax March 26, 2019

    Amphetamines used by me wen I play halo

  9. Elyas Bin Yahya Rucker
    Elyas Bin Yahya Rucker March 30, 2019

    I need some Modafinil!

  10. Joan Palko
    Joan Palko April 1, 2019

    Hypocritical the US is still fighting the useless "war on drugs", when supplying the military with them.

  11. Scrappy zohan coco
    Scrappy zohan coco April 2, 2019

    Hash isn't just residue it's everything on the plant but the pot itself

  12. Brian Harper
    Brian Harper April 6, 2019

    Napoleon started the current military ration trend. Canned and otherwise. He said that an army runs on it's stomach. First to use canned foods and such. He did care about his forces food. Just saying.

  13. Josi
    Josi April 7, 2019

    I've chewed coca leaves and drank gallons of the tea (not all at once). No effect other than some mild hallucinations, which may have been down to the altitude. In fact, coca leaves impart nothing stronger than a cup of coffee.

  14. Rigs 83
    Rigs 83 April 8, 2019

    The fact that methamphetamine was invented by Japan explains so damn much

  15. I hope You're offended
    I hope You're offended April 11, 2019

    Brits used speed! Germany used Methamphetamines! 🇬🇧😎👍

  16. SGT MAYHEM
    SGT MAYHEM April 12, 2019

    Extremely interesting video of an overlooked subject.

  17. Dustin Bannister Cropduster
    Dustin Bannister Cropduster April 14, 2019

    I find now, booze makes me lethargic and cannabis puts that pep in my step. I still get munchies, but I don't feel hunger pangs when high on it and I can stay up for days on it, just waiting to strike.

  18. CrazyBear65
    CrazyBear65 April 14, 2019

    Berzerker!

  19. Anonymous Anonymous
    Anonymous Anonymous April 20, 2019

    dagga is not cannabis it is called lion's tail Leonotis leonurus – Wikipedia is nothing like cannabis

  20. Alice Turner
    Alice Turner April 21, 2019

    I get given propranolol for anxiety

  21. Apple Jak
    Apple Jak April 22, 2019

    I am diagnosed with PTSD and am on propranolol and can honestly say, it does absolutely nothing for me.

  22. Cruznick06
    Cruznick06 April 25, 2019

    Propranolol can also be prescribed for acute anxiety attack symptom relief.

  23. Lucy Hartnett
    Lucy Hartnett April 28, 2019

    Today watching this video I realised why my doctor keeps insisting that I stay on propanylol

    I have PTSD from my childhood

    I'm litterly having my memory wiped out :/

  24. Quixoticelixer009
    Quixoticelixer009 May 1, 2019

    1. Those mushrooms are not magic mushrooms
    2. Hashish is not a hallucinogenic
    3. Amphetamines don't make everyone aggressive
    4. Pervitin was Methamphetamine (not amphetamine, yes those are not the same drug)
    5. Methamphetamine is not crystallized ephedrine, it is made from ephedrine, that is something completely different

    It's clear that you have a very uninformed and negative image of drugs.
    I love your videos, but this one was not well researched…

  25. A. Invert Media
    A. Invert Media May 2, 2019

    The Japanese tested Methamphetamine on their night pilots, but did not use them on any special forces. Sake, drank by special force soldiers before conflict was spiritual rice wine, not meth

  26. Nicholas Sudov
    Nicholas Sudov May 7, 2019

    Wild Northern deer eat those mushrooms – red with white spots – to chase out parasite worms from their intestines.

  27. Nicholas Sudov
    Nicholas Sudov May 7, 2019

    What about Chinese and North Vietnamese scheme of the late 1960s to channel opium-based drugs from South East Asia to affect "the immoral youth in imperialist USA" – to undermine the so-called "American aggression"?

  28. kaleigh💖💖
    kaleigh💖💖 May 8, 2019

    tfw 2 of your prescriptions are on this list

  29. Gold Chocobo!
    Gold Chocobo! May 9, 2019

    Whos got the connect for black tar heroin? Hmu asap!

  30. Willa Wolfesdøttr
    Willa Wolfesdøttr May 10, 2019

    That last one is kind of terrifying. If they can erase bad memories, they can erase any memories. Perhaps even all of a persons memories, and then what can they do with that person? The possibilities are awful. And no I don't expect high morals from the military's highest ranking. Nor do I expect any morals from drug companies.

  31. Monroe Robbins
    Monroe Robbins May 10, 2019

    I know this was a serious conversation, but… for some reason, I imagined Nazis on speed just running around really fast, speaking German obscenely fast and I don’t know why, but it’s funny to me. I don’t like Nazis, but that seems funny.

  32. flomojo2u
    flomojo2u May 13, 2019

    Beta blockers like propranolol and metoprolol are fascinating because they interrupt the stress response cycle, where your body would normally release noradrenaline and related chemicals. They’ve been able to effectively cure people with extreme phobias via a single dose of propranolol and exposure to the feared object. I’m on metoprolol for hypertension and it really helped with claustrophobia and panic attacks, helping to defuse the feelings of panic since your heart isn’t racing and you breathe normally when you might otherwise feel awful, like the world was ending.

  33. Kyle Miller
    Kyle Miller May 14, 2019

    Fly agarics are not magic mushrooms. Psilocybin cubenisis is magic mushrooms.

  34. hakim moussaoui
    hakim moussaoui May 15, 2019

    what about the 2 opium wars

  35. what's up
    what's up May 18, 2019

    Outstanding!

  36. baerleon
    baerleon May 19, 2019

    Uh, it should be mentioned that coca leaves contain far, far less than the concentrated product. Your jaw would fall off from chewing before you got a gram’s worth of pure out of it. So it’s not like the Quechua were coked out of their skulls.

  37. Stephen Lemaster
    Stephen Lemaster May 23, 2019

    starts out watching how to tune your guitar in open E 3 hr later watchng 10 ways drugs have been utilized in war lmao

  38. Fred Yellowsnow
    Fred Yellowsnow May 28, 2019

    The Atlantic and Russian convoys were run on speed, too.

  39. The_Jaguar_ Knight
    The_Jaguar_ Knight May 30, 2019

    "When Europeans came across the Incas for the first time in 1499…" [4:28] – no Simon, Columbus's voyage only landed on the Caribbean coast (and named Venezuela), NOT the Inca Empire in any way, shape or form. Could you at least Wiki this stuff or something ?!?!

  40. Chris k
    Chris k May 31, 2019

    I am World War II buff not as big as my father my father has an extensive World War 2 book collection I've watched countless hours on World War in documentary form and I have never heard of the Japanese being sealed into the fighter plane I have heard from them the ones that didn't have to go and kill themselves that it's a regular plane it's loaded to hell with explosives and they're supposed to do it honorably not sealed into the plane they're supposed to want to do it for the country for the emperor where did you get this info I would really like to read it myself

  41. Chris k
    Chris k May 31, 2019

    And as far as Hitler committing suicide do your research you can find it right on YouTube the same way I did it where they're in Bariloche Argentina standing right in front of you Hitler's house everyone knew because there was some 300,000 a half a million Nazis living there before the war that's why he could easily disappear and the skull that was found was of a woman not Adolf Hitler the DNA was done it was taken from the Russians with permission and it wasn't Hitler if you're going to say this at least know what you're talking about

  42. Chris k
    Chris k May 31, 2019

    I was born in 1971 all the people that I knew from remember friends Etc broad Vietnam vets and none of them or Monsters watch your mouth when you talk about a massacre of civilians the most frustrating thing they all said was is shooting people who aren't in uniform who are shooting at them think before you speak moron

  43. Jennifer Decker
    Jennifer Decker June 1, 2019

    Dexy's Midnight Riders

  44. James Williams
    James Williams June 2, 2019

    I talked to a Iraq vet. And he said that the troops took anything and were high the whole time there.

  45. Beth Carter
    Beth Carter June 3, 2019

    I met a young veteran, who told me he was taking a medicine for high blood pressure, to treat his PTSD. He said he thought it helped. He also mentioned he had more than one diagnosis. I respect his privacy, and won't disclose that information. I am not a Dr. His talks with me were very interesting. I felt I was respectful, I didn't question what he was taking.
    Now I know.

  46. Himiko Ichikawa
    Himiko Ichikawa June 3, 2019

    ive had coca leaves they have a horrible taste, the tea, on the other hand, is delicious. its very useful for heights but you need to chew it like a cow.

  47. frogstamper
    frogstamper June 3, 2019

    The USAF still to this day issues "GO"pills to pilots who are flying a certain number of hours…this was common in both Iraq wars.

  48. bkingk8
    bkingk8 June 5, 2019

    Anyone got some daggah lol

  49. Drop A Gear TV
    Drop A Gear TV June 6, 2019

    Aminita misacsra is not a manic mushroom it is super toxic. "Magic mushrooms" fall in the cubensis category like golden teacher or the ever popular cylociben cubensis or blue caps…..aminita doesnt meet that criteria. It will make you trip balls but only because the mescalyn in the mushrooms is killing you. 1 dry aminita can kill 3 full grown men. The more you know.

  50. B Man
    B Man June 6, 2019

    Dissociative drugs are great for war. But the Zulu using mushrooms for after battle pain relief? That's nothing less than some wigged out crazy

  51. B Man
    B Man June 6, 2019

    Oh and PTSD? Marijuana and low dosing ecstasy and hallucinations

  52. Napoleon Sjö
    Napoleon Sjö June 7, 2019

    Berserk does not mean bear shirt

  53. Cody Patton
    Cody Patton June 10, 2019

    12:50 so basically amnestics.

    SCP Foundation intensifies

  54. John Takolander
    John Takolander June 11, 2019

    Well, about PTSD, I have been prescribed a mild dose of beta -blocker for heart arrythmia and a mild dose of amitriptyline for ghronic pain and I have found that these drugs really calm down and ease fear!

  55. Nat
    Nat June 12, 2019

    I used to take propranolol for migraines

  56. Wykius
    Wykius June 12, 2019

    Dexedrine was a miracle drug. Then came Adderoll. Wannabe hero that made you succumb to endless side effects

  57. Joan
    Joan June 12, 2019

    i love Modafinil… It is the only medication that worked for my Type 2 Narcolepsy. I have a rarer form of Type 2 where I do sleep like a rock. Most Narcoleptics are very very light sleepers.

  58. BBB H
    BBB H June 13, 2019

    Nothing about the assassins (hashishans)?

  59. Rhyannon Ashford
    Rhyannon Ashford June 14, 2019

    Propranolol doesn't erase memories. It regulates heartbeat. People with PTSD can be triggered by rapid heart rate. Going up a flight of stairs, taking an unplanned phone call, or the typical upset of nighttime rumination can caused accelerated heart rate that creates a cascade that leads to an attack. Propranolol normalizes heart rate so the cascade doesn't start. It has no psychoactive effects. Don't compare it to benzodrine and meth. It's like saying ibuprofen is in the same league as fentanyl.

  60. 1978garfield
    1978garfield June 16, 2019

    Why is herbs the only word Brits will pronounce the letter h?
    The rest of the time it is all "'ello wut 'ave we got 'ere" but they make a point of hitting the h on HHHerbs, you know the one word with a silent h.
    Also most countries with fighter pilots use "go go" and "no go" pills. (Uppers and downers).

  61. flexuntun green
    flexuntun green June 16, 2019

    They still Chew the leaves

  62. Hope Gruman
    Hope Gruman June 16, 2019

    Propranolol is already being used to help patients with PSTD and social anxiety disorder. It is not uncommon to see someone with that diagnosis prescribed this medication. It does not erase memories it reduces BP and pulse which are common symptoms of anxiety. By reducing both BP and pulse it is thought to assist in neutralizing the heightened feelings one gets when in an anxious state. It is common prescribed to people to help with BP and to help with Parkinson's induced tremors.

  63. Mia bear
    Mia bear June 17, 2019

    Today, the American military dispense Viagra to troops like tic tacs.

  64. rush1er
    rush1er June 17, 2019

    To ANYONE who believes only losers use drugs …..(ahem!)
    Most of the greatest athletes you probably worship? REAL high on drugs. Doc Ellis once pitched a No-hitter tripping on LSD. Lawrence Taylor played his best game ever after doing coke all night before and during the game. Your favorite musician? REEEEAL high on drugs, including James Taylor and Frank Sinatra. The father of modern psychiatry Sigmund Freud LOVED cocaine

  65. Steven Nicol
    Steven Nicol June 17, 2019

    I was on amphetamine for years, im not or have never been violent. but i was not at war

  66. Nerdlin Geeksly
    Nerdlin Geeksly June 19, 2019

    When will governments in the world learn to just let people use do whatever drugs they want to do the only people that we hurting is themselves and if you're afraid they might do too much cocaine or shrooms then limit the amount of cocaine and shrooms but don't outright Banh it

  67. Dinkfoots Fitzgerald
    Dinkfoots Fitzgerald June 20, 2019

    NAKED VIKINGS ON SHROOMS! Nice.

  68. Amanda Barrie
    Amanda Barrie June 21, 2019

    I’m prescribed Modafinil! 100mg in the morning, 100mg at lunch. It combats my MS fatigue.

  69. KendrixTermina
    KendrixTermina June 21, 2019

    Amanita and "magic mushrooms" (psylocibes) are two different drugs tho, both are fungi, both get you high, but it's a different sort of high one being a dissociative (like PCP or Ketamine) and the other a serotonergic psychedelic (Like LSD or Peyote).
    IDK if you could manage any strenuous physical activities while high on either of those. I haven't had the chance to try Amanita yet but if you take enough shrooms you can barely see what's in front of you, I see how it would be useful if you want to get cool ideas for paintings or just look at your life from a different perspective, but fighting not so much.
    Seriously I wish I could draw, or even remember all the cool images I saw

  70. oriolesfan61
    oriolesfan61 June 25, 2019

    Trump is a major drug user. Most apparent in his 2016 debates with Hillary.

  71. Dustin Shadle
    Dustin Shadle June 26, 2019

    im not proud of it, but in the 2002-2004 time frame, i did meth every weekend, all weekend, then a little snort monday morning. i was in charge, and using many dangerous machines. i got pulled over one night when i was partying while helping a friend on jeep project. the cop was almost to me, i had my wallet and info in my left hand, ready for the traditional " license and insurance please", when he stopped halfway to my car, he yelled out to me that he just wanted to let me know that my tail light was out(i always carried spare brake and signal lights), but he had to get moving, backup request was coming through and he had to go. he smoked tires getting out of there. i stopped drinking and meth that night. i have a shot a year of my moms favorite liquor, and when my dad departs this place, ill be drinking a shot a year for his birthday also. i had no with drawls, (i drank heavily back then) and was relieved i hadnt been caught. i figured my luck was up.

  72. Larry Myers
    Larry Myers June 27, 2019

    Wtf !Lol

  73. Joshua Patrick
    Joshua Patrick June 30, 2019

    But for those of us who live in the first world, these are just examples of collateral damage…you know 250000 non combatant casualties

  74. Joshua Patrick
    Joshua Patrick June 30, 2019

    Did you just say memory erasing trials?!

  75. Sky Den
    Sky Den July 1, 2019

    "…Bound to end well." Nice.

  76. Eben Brooks
    Eben Brooks July 2, 2019

    Propranolol's effects on treating PTSD have nothing to do with memory erasure. Propranolol calms or even eliminates the physical effects of anxiety–rapid heartbeat, higher blood pressure, and increased respiration. Without the physical components of anxiety, the brain is tricked into thinking that it isn't actually afraid. I know this because I have taken propranolol for my clinical anxiety, and it has helped me greatly. Many of my traumatic memories, while still there, have much less power over me now.

  77. CVS-11
    CVS-11 July 7, 2019

    Who quotes a Sputnik article in military subject?

  78. xXxpockyParadoxXx
    xXxpockyParadoxXx July 8, 2019

    Fly agaric arent magic mushrooms liberty caps are the most common psilocybin mushrooms called magic mushrooms

  79. turtles420roast
    turtles420roast July 11, 2019

    BLITZKRIEG BOP

  80. vadim327
    vadim327 July 16, 2019

    I get so annoyed when people call Amanitas "magic mushrooms". Totally different active ingredient, totally different effect. About 10 minutes of research is all it takes..

  81. Baron Morte
    Baron Morte July 17, 2019

    I don't mean to be pedantic mate, but you constantly mistake chems for one-another and go on erroneously about their medical indications. You ought to do some more reading before you post your content.

  82. H. Lecture
    H. Lecture July 20, 2019

    Why don't they try low regular doses of MDMA for PTSD? I think MDMA has a ton of potential.

  83. Jessica James
    Jessica James July 26, 2019

    The Berserker trance sounds like discribing any cat high on cat nip

  84. Pumpkin Patch Exotics
    Pumpkin Patch Exotics July 29, 2019

    The coca leaf thing is still sold there for altitude sickness prevention.

  85. jjsk555
    jjsk555 July 30, 2019

    Those type of shrooms is not magic mushrooms psilocybin mushrooms are the magic mushrooms

  86. hanna salloum
    hanna salloum July 30, 2019

    Man your information about drugs aren't so accurate especially psychedelics..

  87. LynAnne Moon
    LynAnne Moon August 9, 2019

    You forgot the massive heroin experiments in the 70's used in Vietnam and the prisons of the US.

  88. MegaAmir46
    MegaAmir46 August 10, 2019

    1:25 anyone know what this piece is called? Or from just think it looks interesting

  89. Dougie Quick
    Dougie Quick August 14, 2019

    VERY irresponsible to attach the term "magic mushrooms'to the fly agaric (amanita muscaria) which are totally different from the family of mushrooms that contain psilocybin type substances. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE to help keep the ignorant from DYING the only mushrooms that should be called and thought of as "magic mushrooms" should be the psilocybe varieties ..I mean unless you just don't give a damn about helping to prevent potential tragic poisonings ….but you actually show a fricken image of fly agaric and CALLING it "magic mushroom" ….shame on you! Dont you understand the potential someone will SEE these mushrooms and take YOUR word for it they are "magic mushrooms" and hearing stuff about the effects and dosage might well DIE for your choice to be sensational??

  90. Dougie Quick
    Dougie Quick August 14, 2019

    who else pushes the screen up so they dont have the distraction of this guy's bizarre head….I leave his eyes but obscure the entire polished dome ….cant look at it AND pay attention

  91. Brice Mauritz
    Brice Mauritz August 18, 2019

    Sorry Simon but for real info about Viking Berserkers bring up Skallagrims channel and watch his video on berserkers….

  92. Jim Brewer
    Jim Brewer August 19, 2019

    I honestly don't think you'll ever be able to separate war from drugs or vice versa, narcotics keep wounded soldiers quiet and reasonably comfortable until they can be extracted, amphetamine keep troops and air crews alert on long and arduous missions not to mention giving them heightened aggression and a sense of invulnerability. And then there's alcohol, ubiquitous alcohol to deal with the stress of service life in general. On the contrary, modern combat is incomprehensible without these basic battlefield drugs.

  93. JOOR
    JOOR August 21, 2019

    Shell shock or overdosed

  94. Richard Guttierrez
    Richard Guttierrez August 21, 2019

    Now days all the country selling drugs are selling drugs to kill americans so They sell addictive drugs so people will over dose they will put deadly chemicals in them .If people die that means another job is available and more imagrent come over tje boader .America had some die on the streets every 5 to 15 minets .That a lot of people .They claim that there death was self inflicted they bought they new the drug was illigal and dangruss .They are using as a warfair to kill off anyone and everyone think about it what better way

  95. Guydeuche
    Guydeuche August 31, 2019

    The Incans sure knew how to party

  96. Jeff Darnell
    Jeff Darnell September 1, 2019

    Pervitin was supposed to be a POWERFUL amphetamine..

  97. Tim Salter
    Tim Salter September 4, 2019

    During the 1990s war in Somalia, Somali fighters chewed chat to make them more aggressive.
    During the Sierra Leone civil war, adult rebel soldiers would cut the child soldiers and rub cocaine into the wounds, making them more aggressive. Said child soldiers would then go off and terrorize civilians, chopping off limbs, gouging out eyes, cutting off ears, and of course killing. Children don't have a fully developed prefrontal cortex, making them not unlike psychopaths in some ways. Add cocaine to this, and you have the recipe for the brutal carnage. Though not a large war, it is one of the most gory and brutal in modern times.

  98. Josh Tafolla
    Josh Tafolla September 9, 2019

    We had jwh-018

  99. Waqas Ali
    Waqas Ali September 9, 2019

    The biggest terrorists are who introduce these kind of drugs to humans.. may Allah guide our Ummah to stay away from these things..

  100. Halpin2006
    Halpin2006 September 13, 2019

    When I served on my US Navy cruise deployments, I had to do many 20 hr days. And since drugs are "not tolerated" in the USA armed forces, I drank 4 Coca Colas a day to keep going!

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