Used to Get High for a Living by John Butler

Song of the Week by MIA Science New Staff Justin Karter: “This song speaks to how capitalism serves up a constant supply of distractions and emotional suppressants that serve to turn our collective attention away from the large scale injustices and horrors being perpetuated in our names on a daily basis.”

– Justin Karter

Click here for past songs.


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion‚ÄĒbroadly speaking‚ÄĒof psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.


Mad in America has made some changes to the commenting process. You no longer need to login or create an account on our site to comment. The only information needed is your name, email and comment text. Comments made with an account prior to this change will remain visible on the site.