That is not entirely true. Mostly? Eh... Mostly true. There are a handful of things that can spur me to significant acts of wordsmithy with or without opiates in my blood. Things that excite and fascinate and stir my passions can still get me to write at excessive length, they just aren't all that common. The virtues of opiates is one such thing, but there are others. Answers on a post card what other things can actually make me focus Edit to add - I can confirm this. All stimulants really.