ok, gozer, I see your point. Some famous and accomplished people have succeeded with drug habits. You might add Philip Seymour Hoffman to that list, I expect he was using during some periods of his distinguished career. Plenty of coke heads running wallstreet - but what are their lives like?
We can't really know much about Otto Von Bismark's personal life. (btw, he was first leader to propose universal health care.) My question is more directed at people you brushed elbows with in your own life. I have hundreds of drug use anecdotes in my head, mostly negative stories.
Here's a biased look at Freud's cocaine days:http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/2 ... e-problem/