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Methaqualone Drug Rehab
What is Methaqualone?
One of the more common sedative-hypnotic type medications is methaqualone. It is a depressant of the central nervous system and its effects are similar to that of barbiturates. Use of the drug peaked during the 1960’s and 1970’s as it was prescribed for treating insomnia. However, this was a time when recreational use of the drug was quite common as well.
The drugs were commonly referred to as Quaaludes or Sopors. The drug was originally synthesized in 1951 in India and was introduced to Europeans and the Japanese as a safe substitute for barbiturates. Today, it is widely prescribed in these areas and South Africa but not as much in the US.
Side Effects of Methaqualone
Most importantly, a weekly regimen of 300 to 600 mg daily can result in both physical and psychological dependency within a couple of weeks, so it should be considered as a powerfully addictive drug. Most of the addiction treatment and recovery facilities out there have rehab programs available. Those individuals who recreationally use methaqualone will tell you that the easiest way to describe the effects of it is that it reminds them of a “boozeless drunk.” Here are some of the more common side effects:
- Aphrodisiac (increased sexual arousal)
- Numbness of the fingers and toes (paresthesias)
- Reduced heart rate
- Reduced respiration
Larger doses can produce additional side effects such as headaches, respiratory depression, eye pain resulting from exposure to bright light (photophobia), and slurred speech. When it comes to overdosing on Methaqualone, some of the side effects you can expect are very serious and include:
- Renal insufficiency
Most importantly, you can die from a Methaqualone overdose through either cardiac and/or respiratory arrest. It is similar to barbiturate poisoning except that motor difficulties are greatly increased.
Freedom Treatment Center
The Freedom Treatment Center has had one of the highest success rates in the US with their drug rehab programs as well as other addiction treatment and recovery programs. That success rate stems from the fact that we are very different from the traditional drug rehab centers out there. So what is it that separates our facility from the more traditional ones out there? The answer is the following 3 elements:
- Alternative treatment methods
- Innovative therapies
If you need more information about our Methaqualone drug rehab programs or the other addictions that we treat at the Freedom Treatment Center , please feel free to contact us at the toll-free telephone number listed at the top of this page.
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