Columbia University professor Carl Hart says that he uses heroin regularly as part of his “work-life balance.” The professor added that he first tried heroin six or seven years ago, and that at the time, he was already a tenured professor who was “well over” 40 years old.
“My heroin use is as recreational as my alcohol use. Like vacation, sex, and the arts, heroin is one of the tools that I use to maintain my work-life balance,” said Hart in his book, entitled, “Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear.”
Hart, who is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Columbia, explains in his book why he believes all drugs should be legal.
“This notion that people are not going to use drugs, that’s silly and adolescent,” the professor told Insider. “That’s what this book is about: being grown up.”
Hart added that his family