As we all know medical drugs can turn you into a hippy, ask Cary Grant.
Some of us self medicate, caffeine, coke and cigs for energy. Alcohol, 'erb, psychedelics for mind alteration and binging. Exercise, chocolate, sex and drugs and rock and roll for stilling the beast.
As dharma addicts are our choices more wholesome?
Personally I feel they are a steep in the right stupor ...