There are a few allegations of drug usage involving Jimi Hendrix that cannot be verified, but there are just as many - if not more - that certainly appear to be the truth.
Jimi Hendrix took a variety of different kinds of drugs during his lifetime.
Alcohol is an addictive substance that Jimi Hendrix used and abused.
Jimi Hendrix told people that he got foolish when he drank, reporting that he gave away money. His band mates and the people around him would also vouch that he also often became violent when he drank. He was accused of attacking and abusing several people while he was drunk.
You might not think that smoking marijuana is a big deal, since such a large portion of people across the world try it out at some point in their lives. However, think about not only the combination of marijuana and alcohol, but also the combination of marijuana and the other drugs that we are going to discuss. The mixing of drugs can quickly become dangerous, no matter how "safe" each of them are individually.
Jimi Hendrix was know to use LSD while touring. LSD is a psychedelic drug which makes you hallucinate. When you take LSD, you will also have an altered experience of time, depth, and just your general experience. You will not be able to think straight. Interestingly enough, LSD is not addictive. However, that does not by any means imply that it is safe!
Jimi Hendrix was also known to have used amphetamines while he was on tour.
Amphetamines include the following types of drugs:
A commonly known drug that belongs to this group is Ecstasy.
Examining the different drugs that Jimi Hendrix took might lead you to question if the drugs led to his death. However, we cannot answer that as the circumstances surrounding Jimi Hendrix's death are extremely sketchy.
His girlfriend Monika Dannemann claims that Hendrix took nine Vesperax sleeping pills (18 times the recommended dosage) which could have lead to his death, while the doctor who first examined him said that he had drowned on his own vomit which was comprised of mainly red wine.
We may never know what exactly killed Jimi Hendrix, but we do know that there is a possibility that drugs played a role.