Methaqualone: Mental effects

Last modified: Saturday, 20. June 2009 - 12:46 pm

Methaqualone grew in popularity due to its ability to lower inhibitions and heighten a sense of well-being. However, psychological addiction to methaqualone can occur quickly, even in what was once considered to be a therapeutic dose. When the drug was still available by prescription, pharmaceutical manuals discouraged its use for more than three months due to its addictive qualities. Psychological dependence on and abuse of the drug can lead to physical tolerance and the need to increase dosages. Common features of psychological dependence on methaqualone are memory loss; difficulties with work or school; cognitive impairment or learning problems; and preoccupation with obtaining the drug.

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