Just like the drives of hunger, thirst, and sex, says Siegel (psychopharmacology, U. of California-Los Angeles), the fourth drive is a natural part of biology for almost every species of animal, creating the irrepressible demand for drugs: the war on drugs is a war against ourselves, a denial of our very nature. Among his revelations are that there are available right now intoxicants that provide the same effect as illegal and harmful ones, but without the danger. The 1998 edition Intoxication: Life in the Pursuit of Artificial Paradise was published by E.P. Dutton. Annotation ¬©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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