What Quaaludes or Ludes?
Methaqualone or Quaaludes (methaqualone) are synthetic, barbiturate-like, drugs that depress the central nervous system. They are also known by the slang term “ludes”. Quaaludes are fast acting and can take full effect in as little as 30 minutes. An average person can feel sedated from Quaaludes for up to 8 hours.
When quaaludes were first introduced in the 1950’s, it was thought that they were a safe alternative to more dangerous habit-forming barbiturates. By 1972, Quaaludes were among the most prescribed sedatives in United States. Later, it was determined that people could become addicted to Quaaludes the same way they could to barbiturate drugs.
Why Do People Take Quaaludes?
People take Quaaludes to experience deep relaxation and a feeling of euphoria, but quaaludes can also cause serious problems. A sudden drop in blood pressure, seizures, vomiting and confusion are some of the many side effects of this deadly drug.
The quaaludes that are sold now are for recreational use only and they are produced illegally in labs around the world.
Quaaludes Are Not Safe And Very Addictive
Quaaludes are highly addictive and not a safe alternative to barbiturates. Users who start taking dosed as small as 75-150mg a day, quickly build up a tolerance to the drug. It’s not unusual for someone addicted to quaaludes to increase the dose to as much as 2000mg a day just to feel the same high.
If you or someone you know uses Quaaludes or other drugs including alcohol, there is help available.
Quaaludes Can Have Serious Side Effects
Quaalude is the brand name for Methaqualone, and it is a powerful sedative and hypnotic drug that is only available by prescription. However, many people use Quaaludes recreationally, and they are at risk for serious injury and even death. Methaqualone is a central nervous system depressant, and an overdose can result in a coma and respiratory failure. Quaaludes can be addictive, and with any chemical dependency, withdrawal can lead to very serious effects as the body struggles to adapt. If you believe you are addicted to Quaaludes, please contact us so that we can develop a treatment strategy that is safe and effective.