“High sets out to upend both the punitive prohibitionist war on drugs and most forms of medicalization that have often posed as the more scientific and human alternatives.”
“A fresh approach to drug policy discussions.”
“Through lively and original stories that highlight the vital role pleasure plays in controlled drug use, Walker urges us to move beyond the failures of drug policy rooted in prohibition.”
“High is a thoughtful analysis of the ways we—and our institutions—perceive and interact with people who use drugs. What took me a decade to learn, Walker unpacks in one reading: how misconceptions about drug users’ experiences fuel destructive policies that delegitimize our justice system and limit the prosperity of entire communities.”
High: Drugs, Desire and a Nation of Users, by UW Tacoma professor Ingrid Walker, challenges current thinking about drugs and users.
Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society interviews Dr. Ingrid Walker