26. Freud Also Had a Cocaine Addiction
As a young man in his twenties, trying to make a name for himself, Freud knew that he needed to go big or go home. Trying to stimulate his thinking, he turned to cocaine and was amazed at its effects. Freud touted it as a wonder drug and published a paper called “Uber Coca,” which was well-received by his colleagues. He believed cocaine was a wonder drug, but after developing health problems from abusing it for two years, he stopped talking about it.