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Methaqualone (Quaaludes) Drug Test

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Methaqualone (Quaaludes) can be identified in drug testing options that specifically include methaqualone as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street provides many urine and hair Quaaludes drug test services, which are available for both employers and individuals. Urine drug tests are most common, which look back on drug use up to one week. Hair drug tests look further back at approximately 90 days. Just choose the facility for the Quaaludes drug test. From there, a barcode will be sent to you or the person you specify, and should be presented at the facility upon arrival for the drug test. Results for tests are fast, accurate, and secured in our online portal.

About Methaqualone (Quaaludes)

What Are Quaaludes?

Methaqualone, commonly known by the street name of Quaaludes, is a central nervous system depressant that functions as an anxiolytic and sedative drug.

History of Quaaludes

First introduced as a safe, barbiturate-like alternative, methaqualone quickly caught on with recreational drug users. The tablets had been legally prescribed, but in 1983, Quaaludes were outlawed in the United States due to widespread abuse. This created severe limitations on supply, which fueled a frenzy of Quaaludes consumption by users who wanted to get their fill before the availability ran dry. More recently, the movie The Wolf of Wall Street vividly displayed frequent and chronic use of Quaaludes among Wall Street stockbrokers. It is largely unavailable today in the United States, and accordingly, usage is exceedingly rare. However, illegal drug laboratories manufacture counterfeit pills and use “fillers” such as talcum powder and heroin, which makes the drug that much more dangerous to ingest.

Popular Methaqualone Street Names:
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Ludes
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Intended Use and Effects:

Quaaludes are classified as a Schedule I drug by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. This means that there is no medical use for the drug, and the possibility for abuse is high.

Side Effects of Methaqualone

People who abuse this drug often do so for the feelings of relaxation, sleepiness, or euphoria. However, since the drug also slows down thought processes, actions to avoid serious injuries may be ignored or drastically delayed. People who abuse Quaaludes can experience a higher pain threshold, resulting in injuring themselves without realizing it.

Some Quaalude Side Effects Include:
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Memory loss
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Hallucinations
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Slurred speech
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Dizziness
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Increased heart rate
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Loss of muscle coordination
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Perspiration
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Difficulty sleeping
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Nausea
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Anxiety
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Vomitting

Methaqualone or Quaaludes effects are intensified through the addition of alcohol and other drugs. When used in combination with these substances, the Quaaludes effects will be enhanced and even low doses could result in complications. Users who take this drug on a regular basis can quickly build up a tolerance to it, requiring greater amounts to achieve the desired effects. Methaqualone overdose can be fatal, resulting in difficulty breathing, coma, or death.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do They Still Make Quaaludes?

Since Quaaludes have no accepted medical use as a Schedule I drug, they are no longer produced or legally sold in the United States.

What Are Quaaludes vs Xanax?

Although both act as depressants, Xanax is a type of benzodiazepine.

How Long Do Quaaludes Stay In Your System?

How long Quaaludes stay in your urine or hair is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

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Frequency of use
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Amount used
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User’s metabolism
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User’s age
Does Methaqualone Show Up On a Drug Test?

Yes, methaqualone can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. Urine drug testing is more common since it is a fast, effective, and less expensive option, but it does look back on a shorter period of time (up to one week). If you need to identify drug use further back than one week, Health Street’s hair drug testing option can identify usage approximately 90 days back.

Why Do a Quaaludes Drug Test?

Quaaludes have no accepted medical use, and are not legally prescribed or marketed in the U.S. If you suspect usage, drug testing is a critical first step (and ongoing need) to ensure safety at work or at home, and to help the individual stop using.

Quaaludes Drug Test Options

Health Street offers the following methaqualone or Quaaludes drug tests should you need or choose to be tested. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.

Urine – Quaaludes Drug Tests:
Hair – Quaaludes Drug Testing Options:

Citations

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Drug Scheduling. DEA. (n.d.). https://www.dea.gov/drug-information/drug-scheduling.
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Drugs of Abuse, A DEA Resource Guide / 2020 Edition. DEA United States Drug Enforcement Administration. (n.d.). https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/Drugs%20of%20Abuse%202020-Web%20Version-508%20compliant-4-24-20_0.pdf.
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Quaaludes Recovery Programs – Recover from a Quaaludes – Treatment. Recovery.org. (2018, April 16). https://www.recovery.org/addiction/overdose/choosing-the-best-inpatient-prescription-drug-recovery-center/choosing-the-best-inpatient-quaaludes-recovery-center/.
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U.S. National Library of Medicine. (n.d.). Methaqualone. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Database. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Methaqualone#section=Depositor-Provided-PubMed-Citations.