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In drugs we trust

   SALON OFFERS A
   WEEK'S WORTH OF SPECIAL 
   FEATURES ON LEGAL DRUGS. 
   HERE'S THE LINEUP:

MONDAY, JULY 14, 1997:

IN DRUGS WE TRUST
By Scott Rosenberg
Why do Americans make war on some
drugs and build fortunes on others?

TAKE THE PILLS, GUYS
By Andrew Ross
Why do men kill themselves
rather than seek help for
depression?

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 1997:

FIGHTING THE BIG MONSTER
WITH A LITTLE KNIFE

By Cintra Wilson
Or, adventures with anti-depressants.

GEN RX
By Jenn Shreve
The collegiate drug mantra
used to be "Tune in, turn on,
drop out." Now, it's "avoid all
disturbing mental states." A member of
the Prozac generation looks back.

MELATONIN MANIA
By Morris Dye
It treats cancer, enhances sexual pleasure
and boosts the immune system!
Well, maybe not, but it sure
helps jet lag. (In Wanderlust)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 1997:

READIN', RITIN' AND RITALIN
By Arthur Allen
Do psychoactive drugs really help children --
or just make them fit in?
(In Mothers Who Think)

MEDITATION VS. MEDICATION
By Joan Smith
You can elevate your soul
with spiritual discipline --
but some psychological suffering
can only be alleviated with chemicals.

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1997:

NO SEX PLEASE,
WE'RE MEDICATED

By Lori Leibovich
Antidepressants help many people
recover their enthusiasm for life --
sometimes at the price of
their libido.

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1997:

THE COFFEE CONNECTION
By Josh Kornbluth
Why take a trip when you can sip?

THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1997:

POND SCUM OR GREEN GOLD?
By Andrew Leonard
From cyberspace to Klamath Lake,
a hunt for the truth about blue-green algae
reveals the secret ecology of information