Methaqualone (Quaaludes) Drug Tests
Methaqualone, commonly known by the street name of Quaaludes, is a central nervous system depressant that functions as a anxiolytic and sedative drug. First introduced as a safe barbiturate-like alternative from India, methaqualone quickly caught on with recreational drug users. The tablets had been legally prescribed in strengths of 150 and 300 milligrams. However, in 1984, quaaludes were outlawed in the United States due to its widespread abuse. This caused severe limitations on supply, which fueled a frenzy of quaaludes consumption by users who wanted to get their fill before the availability ran dry. Recently, the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" vividly displayed frequent and chronic use of Quaaludes among Wall Street stockbrokers just a few decades ago. It is largely unavailable today in the United States, and accordingly, usage is exceedingly rare.