I doubt recreational drugs will help anyone in any sport...lol
Cocaine was very popular in the 1980s in MLB. It may have been both recreational and a PED.
Doc Ellis said that LSD helped him pitch a no-hitter. He said he never pitched unless he was high.
Bud Selig took steroids to the bank, it fueled the home run race that brought fans back to baseball after the 1994-1995 strike that alientated fans. Make no mistake, Bud let the steroid era happen for the good of the game.