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Some organizations offering services of interest.

Journal of Psychoactive Drugs

Founded in 1967 as the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, the Journal continues under the editorial leadership of Joseph Guydish, PhD, of UC San Francisco, with input from founding editor David E. Smith, MD. Look for its index of theme issues on subjects including “Psychedelic Drugs and the Law” (1967), “Sexological Aspects of Substance Use & Abuse” (1982), ” Dual Diagnosis” (1989), “Process Addictions & Prescription Drug Abuse” (2012), “Cannabis in California” (2016), and much, much more.


Current happenings of interest in neighborhood venues and occasionally beyond.


David E. Smith, MD


Bibliography – Dave’s Faves

Suggested Reading about the Haight Ashbury and the ’60s

Brokaw. Tom. BOOM: Talking About the Sixties: What Happened, How it Shaped Today, Lessons for Tomorrow. New York: Random House, 2007.
Cohen, Allen, editor. The San Francisco Oracle: Facsimile Edition. Oakland CA: Regent Press, 1990 (out of print; available in CD-ROM/DVD edition).

Greenfield, Robert. Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock And Out. Cambridge MA: Da Capo Press, 2004.

Grogan, Emmett. Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps. New York: Panther, 1974; re-issued NYRB, 2008.

Klassen, Michael. Hippie, Inc.: The Misunderstood Subculture that Changed the Way We Live and Generated Billions of Dollars in the Process. Boston MA: Sixoneseven Books, 2016.

Marshall, Jim and Selvin, Joel. 2015. The Haight: Love Rock, and Revolution: The Photography of Jim Marshall. San Rafael CA: Insight Editions.

Owen, Frank. 2008. No Speed Limit: The Highs and Lows of Meth. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Owen, Frank. The Dark Side of the Summer of Love: How Meth and Madness Destroyed the Hippie Dream. Playboy, pp. 56-60, 122-128, July 2007.

Perry, Charles. The Haight Ashbury: A History. New York: Rolling Stone Press, 1984, re-issued by Wenner, 2005.

Richardson, Peter. 2014. No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin.

Santana, Carlos, with Ashley Kahn and Hal Miller. 2014. The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Selvin, Joel. 1991. Summer of Love: The Inside Story of LSD, Rock & Roll, Free Love and High Times in the Wild West. New York: Cooper Square Press.

Seymour, Richard B. and Smith, David. The Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic: Still Free After All These Years, 1967-1987. San Francisco: Partisan Press, 1986.

Smith, David E. and John Luce. Love Needs Care: San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic and Its Pioneer Role in Treating Drug-Abuse Problems. Boston: Little, Brown, 1971 (out of print).

Sturges, Clark S. 1993. Dr. Dave: A Profile of David E. Smith, M.D., Founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics. Walnut Creek: Devil Mountain Books (o.p.)

Talbot, David. Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.

Weller, Sheila, Suddenly That Summer, Vanity Fair, p. 68ff., July 2012.

Wolfe, Tom. The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1968; re-issued by Picador, 2008.

Books on Addiction

Amen, Daniel G. and David E. Smith. Unchain Your Brain: 10 Steps to Breaking the Addictions that Steal Your Life. Newport Beach CA: Mindworks Press, 2010.

Inaba, Darryl S. and Cohen, William E. Uppers, Downers, and All-Arounders: Physical and Mental Effects of Psychoactive Drugs, 8th ed. Medford OR: CNS Productions, 2014.

Smith, David E. and Seymour, Richard B. Clinician’s Guide to Substance Abuse. New York: McGraw-Hill/Hazelden, 2001.

Weil, Andrew and Rosen, Winifred. From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs, rev. ed. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1984, 1993, 1998, 2004.