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If you believe that cannabis boosts creativity, you will enjoy this collection of self-portraits by Bryan Lewis Saunders, an artist exploring that very query.

Each portrait was the product of his brain altered by a different substance. Included in his drug choices are, of course our favorite, Mary Jane (three different forms!), as well as Shrooms, Crystal Meth (yikes), Bath Salts, and a lot of other drugs most of us will never try.

Consider the following:

  • On which drug did he create your favorite piece?
  • Can you draw any conclusions about the drug based on his illustration?
  • Or even better, does this collection tell you anything about drugs as a whole?

Enjoy this interesting exploration! If you’d like to learn more about Bryan or support his work, check out his website.

Also, a grateful hat tip to Diply who originally shared this collection.

1. Small Glass of Real Absinthe

11 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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2. 15 mg of Buspar (an anti-anxiety medication)

210 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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3. Two squirts of computer duster

31 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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4. One shot of Dilaudid and three shots of Morphine (he was in the hospital for kidney stones)

41 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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5. Ablify/Xanax/Ativan (unknown dosage in hospital)

51 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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6. Butane Honey Oil (Cannabis)

61 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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7. A bump of Crystal Meth

71 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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8. 60 mg of Geodon (anti-psychotic medication)

8 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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9. 3 mg of Klonopin (medication to treat seizure disorders or panic disorders)

9 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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10. Marijuana

10 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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11. 20 mg of Valium (mostly used to treat anxiety disorders)

111 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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12. Unknown dosage of Butalbitals (pain reliever and relaxant)

12 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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13. Two Psilocybin Mushroom caps (psychedelic mushrooms)

13 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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14. 10 mg of Ambien (sedative and sleep aid)

14 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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15. 1/2 gram of Cocaine

15 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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16. Bath Salts

16 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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17. 10 mg of Adderall (medicine to treat narcolepsy and ADHD)

17 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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18. DMT during and after (powerful hallucinogenic drug that affects human consciousness)

18 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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19. Two bottles of cough syrup

19 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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20. Hash (a product of cannabis)

20 This man took 30 different drugs and drew 30 self portraits. These are astonishing, crazy, and interesting.
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21. Nicotine gum after quitting smoking for two months

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22. 4 mg of Dilaudid (narcotic pain reliever)

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23. Unknown dosage of Nitrous Oxide/Valium in hospital (laughing gas + Valium)

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24. Salvia Divinorum (psychoactive plant that can induce visions)

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25. Unknown dosage of Morphine

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26. 7.5 mg of Hydrocodone/7.5 mg of Oxycodone/3 mg of Xanax

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27. Sniffing lighter fluid

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28. Huffing gasoline

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29. Snorting Heroin

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30. 251-NBOME (psychedelic drug)

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