Sherlock Holmes http://kuow.org en Sherlock Holmes, The Junkie http://kuow.org/post/sherlock-holmes-junkie <p>When the fictional character Sherlock Holmes took up his recreational cocaine habit, the drug was still considered a responsible alternative to alcohol. It was a thinking person’s drug. But the public perception of cocaine changed and in response, Holmes’ creator painted the great detective’s coke addiction in increasingly darker tones.</p><p>When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle revived his character from the dead for Collier’s Magazine, he could not ignore Holmes’ former addiction. That troubled past gives Holmes a complexity that inspires readers to this day.</p><p>Hear the story of<a href="http://backstoryradio.org/all-hopped-up-drugs-in-america-2/"> Sherlock Holmes, the junkie.</a></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Other Stories On&nbsp;<em>KUOW Presents</em> On January 22:</strong> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:35:17 +0000 Producer 6924 at http://kuow.org Sherlock Holmes, The Junkie