Sigmund Freud | 10 Famous Drug Addicts

Sigmund Freud

The father of psychoanalysis indulged in cocaine use for many years, believing it to be a wonder drug with many applications. Freud used cocaine for depression, indigestion, headaches and pioneered its use in substitution therapy for morphine addicts; the results of which are now known to have been erroneous and a complete disaster, but substitution therapy is still used in treating addictions. He began experimenting with cocaine to try and help a close friend deal with his morphine addiction and even wrote a scientific paper on the drug. Of course, his urgent need to help his friend led to his own addiction.

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