Hunter S. Thompson’s Daily Drug and Drink Routine

H/T Dangerous Minds

Taken from HUNTER: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson by E. Jean Carroll:
You can get a free copy here.

3:00 p.m. rise
3:05 Chivas Regal with the morning papers, Dunhills
3:45 cocaine
3:50 another glass of Chivas, Dunhill
4:05 first cup of coffee, Dunhill
4:15 cocaine
4:16 orange juice, Dunhill
4:30 cocaine
4:54 cocaine
5:05 cocaine
5:11 coffee, Dunhills
5:30 more ice in the Chivas
5:45 cocaine, etc., etc.
6:00 grass to take the edge off the day
7:05 Woody Creek Tavern for lunch-Heineken, two margaritas, coleslaw, a taco salad, a double order of fried onion rings, carrot cake, ice cream, a bean fritter, Dunhills, another Heineken, cocaine, and for the ride home, a snow cone (a glass of shredded ice over which is poured three or four jig­gers of Chivas)
9:00 starts snorting cocaine seriously
10:00 drops acid
11:00 Chartreuse, cocaine, grass
11:30 cocaine, etc, etc.
12:00 midnight, Hunter S. Thompson is ready to write
12:05-6:00 a.m. Chartreuse, cocaine, grass, Chivas, coffee, Heineken, clove cigarettes, grapefruit, Dunhills, orange juice, gin, continuous pornographic movies.
6:00 the hot tub-champagne, Dove Bars, fettuccine Alfredo
8:00 Halcyon
8:20 sleep

It just hails cocaine in the Doctor’s house. I once saw him put cocaine on his virile member and ask a Republican speech writer to snort it off. She did. An ugly little skinny thing. Fortunately she had sense enough not to chop it into piles first with a razor.

  • Anarchy Pony

    That is one big pile of coke.

    If I had photoshop I’d take a still from that Jurassic Park scene and just white out the pile of triceratops poo.

  • syn

    how did he survive so long lol

    • Opposite Day

      Cocaine is a hell of a drug!

  • Echar Lailoken

    I assume by Halcyion, he meant Halcion the insomnia drug (AKA Trialzolam).

    • The Cinematika

      Yeah, that’s what I also assumed. I just copied it right from the book’s free .txt file and that’s how she spelled it.

      • Echar Lailoken

        Pardon, she. I assumed that this is a list written by Thompson, and his error.

  • Echar Lailoken

    No disprespect to Thompson meant, but it is no wonder to me that he blew his brains out. That’s a recipe for depression and disaster.

    • Justin_Khase

      With his “eclectic” taste in party favors I’m surprised he had the motor skills to write, much less any creativity to follow.

    • urza9814

      Shit if I could party like that and still live till I’m 70, a little extra depression doesn’t sound so bad!

  • BuzzCoastin

    Party on Garth!

    does kinda put being sober in an inferior light
    when his accomplishments are compared to most sober people’s

  • kowalityjesus

    Ah, the ever touted “quantified human spirit”

  • Pat Bringle

    Such a disgrace.

  • Spasmodius

    Interesting and likely completely fictitious routine. Add a pinch of salt to the list, rather than a salt-shaker full of coke….maybe a pair of golf shoes if the going gets weird.

  • Stephen Benson

    “An ugly little skinny thing”. The virile member or the Republican shill?

  • doodahman

    Sorry don’t believe it. Sounds like mythmaking to me. Who drops acid in the middle of a cocaine binge? Nobody.

    • Number1Framer

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure this was intended to impress readers and whoever was writing the original piece while also shocking WASP-y critics.

    • Dingbert

      I think the author was just making a poor attempt at gonzo journalism.

    • dd1976

      Who eats that much during a coke binge? The author has obviously never taken any drug other than pot.

    • Guest

      Lots of people. I’ve done blow, speed, heroin, and tons of other drugs while on acid.

    • Rich

      your ignorance is making you look stupid stfu

    • Chys0poeia

      Also pornos are a shaky premise on all that shit.

  • Gordon Klock

    Explains his reputation as being hard to get along with, even with fellow “weirdoes” & friends, (though they all loved him just the same). Known my share of charismatic coke heads, it is a nasty drug to get stuck on, often ends in suicide….

  • Monsieur Former Junkie

    Sounds like a horrible time, alcohol + coke + acid works out positively maybe once in 100 attempts…

  • lou

    Daily? In that quantity? I doubt it. Superman would last three days, never mind an out of shape middle aged white boy. BUT, part of me wanted to believe it. It would make my excesses look like kindergarten.

  • Karma Feingold.

    and then he shot himself in the head. Don’t leave out that part.

  • Andrew Hemmingsen

    isn’t this the same author (Carroll) who recently wrote the article about completely freaking out the first time she tries legal edibles in Colorado?

  • rlc

    Excuse me, hs thompson did not blow his fucking brains out, i dont know where you get your information but you should probably open a book before you start spewing your bullshit all over the internet

    • Cathy

      uh.. yeah. he did.

  • Rich

    I believe this author 100% all you guys sound like idiots thinking you all know what its like when you don’t. Try livingin his shoes for a day.

  • Chys0poeia

    If it were true it sounds like he would have to keep that up or be in for a bad time i.e. serious withdrawel symptoms. He would’ve felt like shit for serious some of the time.