Fuhrer propaganda always made it clear that Hitler took no drugs and drank no alcohol, and that he was portrayed as a sort of “health nut”, but that wasn’t the case, according to Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich author Norman Ohler.
He said: “The big irony is that, when he meets Theo Morell his personal physician, he starts getting daily injections. First, these injections are vitamins and glucose, but in 1941 that changes to hormone injections and in 1943 it changes to opiates.
“The last months of that crucial year of the war, 1944, he becomes dependent on opiates.
“My research shows that the drug addiction actually keeps him stable in a time where everyone around him was changing opinion about how the war should be fought and Generals urging him to change his tactics.
“He used these strong opiates to shelter him off from reality, I call this the “bunker mentality” in “Blitzed”.
“He does not look at reality anymore he sticks with his pipe dreams, with his ideology.
“So you could say that he uses opiates to keep his tunnel vision and to stay on his sinister track.”
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