Drug Research Paper

1110 words 5 pages
Alana Holly Health
12\23\04 Period 2

Drug Research Paper

Methaqualone, is also referred to as Disco Biscuits, Down And Dirties, Jekyll-and-Hyde, Joe Fridays, Lemmon 714, Lemons, Lennon's, Lovers, Ludes, Mandies, Mandrake, Q, Qua, Quack, Quad, Quaaludes, Soaper, Supper, Vitamin Q, The Love Drug, Wallbangers, Whore Pills, and Sopor. This list of street names for the drug goes on and on.
Methaqualones were first introduced in India in 1955. This drug was then sent to Europe and Japan as a safe barbiturate substitute. By 1965 it had become the most commonly prescribed sedative in England. It was also at this time that it was gaining popularity as a street drug, under the names Mandies or
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If the user becomes addicted and is unable to take the drug, they may experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms include restlessness, irritability, antisocial behavior, insomnia, headache, mild tremors, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramps, and muscle twitches. In severe cases the withdrawal symptoms may include mental confusion, delirium, nightmares, hallucinations, high fever, epileptic-like seizures that can lead to death, and severe cravings for the drug.
There are many signs and symptoms that show that a person is abusing Methaqualone. If they are constantly getting high off of it, and taking larger doses each time that is a warning sign. If their doses exceeds 600 milligrams per day, that is another sign. If the user begins to experience withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia, loss of appetite, hallucinations, and epileptic-like seizures then you should seek treatment and help of them immediately.
There are many treatments for people with a Methaqualone addiction. First of all, this is a very powerful drug, so the user will not be able to quit the habit without being hospitalized. The doctors will substitute barbiturates for the Methaqualone, and then treated the user fro barbiturate addiction and withdrawal. Once the patient is treated, they would then be sent to a center for substance abuse to help them recover from there hospital stay and get them ready to reenter society. Methaqualone is used

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