Indulgences of the West
A lack of regulation and easy access to potent tinctures made for fun times in the Wild West, but oftentimes led to addiction and health concerns for a large part of Colorado’s early population. Indulge in the strychnine-laced whiskey and opium-based laudanum of early Colorado.
Alcohol and Opium in the Old West: Use, Abuse and Influence By Jeremy Agnew
Medicine in the Old West: A History, 1850-1900 By Jeremy Agnew