Colorado Experience: Indulgences of the West

About This Episode


A lack of regulation and easy access to potent tinctures made for fun times in the Wild West, but oftentimes led to addiction and health concerns for a large part of Colorado’s early population. Indulge in the strychnine-laced whiskey and opium-based laudanum of early Colorado.

Colorado Experience is is a television series produced by Rocky Mountain PBS and History Colorado. It is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the people, events and places that have shaped Colorado.