Drug Users in the Underground
––:»Drogenkonsumenten im Untergrund Berlin«en:»Drug Users in the Underground«
In the early 1970s, the emerging narcotic cultures of West-Berlin not only drew the attention of the public and the media, but came into the focus of academics and public health institutions, First studies and surveys were conducted with one paper standing out in particular. It was entitled “Drug Consumers Underground” [Drogenkonsumenten im Underground] and authored by a collective of young social workers, drug users and educators, some of them with aliases. While remaining unpublished for quite a while, it eventually found its way into the archive of the Federal Centre for Health Education (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung). Consisting of more the 160 pages, and including drawings, cartoons, and press clippings, it marks the first ever in-depth description of these new public drug scenes of West-Berlin.