I am curious, because my only brush with drugs has been when a wisdom tooth operation went badly wrong (will spare you the description). After a concoction of codeine and diclofenac would not stop the agony, I had to be nuked with morphine - a weird drug. Things went very mushy, very spacey and I wasn't allowed out in the traffic, or indeed out of anyone's site for a week. When the severe bruising and soft tissue damage had receded, I had to be weened off of it and let me tell you, it was seriously horrible stuff. I was then put on Tegretol - a drug commonly used for the treatment of epilepsy, but also was effective in the treatment of nerve pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia. One of the side effects were that it also dampened down any sensations such as joy and generally made life absolutely cheerless - eventually, I decided that until I had a corrective operation, I would stick to the codeine, thanks.
Below, there are a few more of Lewis-Saunders' artwork. I seriously worry about the absinthe one - obviously didn't make the heart grow fonder (I know, bad joke). The PCP one is very troubling, because it gives a sense of the total absence of the artist at all - a barely-functioning shell. Disclaimer - do not try this at home as it is very, very dangerous - I would like to say now that I am not advocating drug use, but I am interested in the result.
Bryan Lewis Saunders - Crystal Meth
Bryan Lewis Saunders - Valium
Bryan Lewis Saunders - Absinthe
Bryan Lewis Saunders - PCP
Full story with more pix -----------------------------> http://elitedaily.com/envision/artist-creates-self-portraits-on-different-drugs-and-the-results-are-insane-photos/