Barbiturates are drugs that can be used for a wide range of reasons. These drugs are known to depress the central nervous system and are therefore utilized for surgery as well as for sedation or as anticonvulsants. They can be used to treat insomnia, anxiety or seizure activity, for euthanasia purposes or during executions. They also have been used recreationally.
Unfortunately, the 1960s is often associated with free-spirited drug abuse. Along with his inherent talent, Jimi Hendrix is also known for his affinity for uncontrolled substances. While there are a few allegations of drug use involving Jimi Hendrix that can’t be verified, others certainly appear to be the truth.
Let’s take a look at what we know about Hendrix’s history with alcohol and drugs.