Maria Mocerino

Addiction is the “other pandemic,” according to addiction expert and psychedelic proponent, Dr. Charles Flores. Originally from the Bronx, Dr. Flores stood witnessed the shift in the neighborhood in the mid to late 70s.Many have contended that drug were purposely “dumped” into poor neighborhoods by the government in the drug war. There were social groups organizing at the time, the Black Panthers, for example, which, just like the drugs, were criminalized. However, despite this, a rich culture began to emerge despite the real heavy toll that the Drug War had on poor urban areas around the country like the South Bronx… continue reading.

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