The drug-fuelled dance party (rave) scene has been going on around the world for over twenty years, and is now a regular part of life for countless people, from school kids up to middle-aged adults. It contributes significantly to the social problem of excessive drug use and addiction. The result is a widespread phenomenon of mental and physical damage, with only one avenue for long-term ‘peace’ available to those who survive—the doctor’s legal drugs.
Hailing from the wrong side of the tracks—his life an aimless mix of violence, petty crime, intoxication and reckless bravado—the author, Paul Eldridge, was instantly entranced by the dance party scene. It was love at first sight of the pumping, surreal crowd; love at first bite of a magical ecstasy pill. Just like for so many others, this scene became the driving force in his life—the focus of his time, money and lifestyle. He loved it, and it loved him back. Before long, he found himself among the chiefs of the tribe, DJing at major parties in Australia and across Asia. With his music, drugs, sculpted physique and ‘let’s party’ attitude, he had it all. It was the ultimate ride of anyone’s lifetime, until, like all parties, this one came to an end—with an almighty jolt!
While on the island of Bali, Paul remembered hearing about a healing practice at the foot of the island’s majestic volcano, and for some reason he jumped in a taxi and went there. The locals there took him in, and the man who ran it, while knowing nothing whatsoever about Paul, somehow knew exactly what he needed. On that day, Paul’s life changed forever.
Sex, Drugs and Techno speaks directly to the youth culture of yesterday and of today, in all its hedonism. The author’s journey as a former international DJ reaches out to those caught up in that hypnotic world.
Faced with the crushing discovery that his drug-induced mental state could only be healed with medication—possibly for life—it’s his incredible, unorthodox healing journey that takes us where countless drug users yearn to be—a place beyond the rehab clinics and doctors’ suites.
Sex, Drugs and Techno: A journey to the brink - and beyond
by Paul Eldridge
As a DJ, the club/party scene showed Paul a world he thought only the rich and famous could taste. But that seductive, drug-induced scene took him to the very edge.
Visiting the mystical island of Bali he found a tribal community, offering Paul a way. Severing the lifestyle he loved and cherished was only the beginning; severing the pain of the past was a journey to the brink – and beyond.
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