What You Need To Know About Mandrax Addiction
Mandrax is most frequently smoked. The “Mx” tablet is crushed and mixed into dagga and then usually smoked with a pipe or bottleneck also known as the “white pipe”. Mandrax tablets can also be swallowed or injected into the bloodstream.
History of Mandrax
Mandrax is a synthetic drug that is created by means of a chemical process. The active ingredient in the drug is Methaqualone.
Methaqualone, was sold under the brand name “Quaalude” in South Africa, as a sedative and hypnotic medication.
In the 60’s and early 70’s these tablets were prescribed by doctors as “sleeping tablets”. Other medicinal uses included illnesses like high blood pressure and anxiety attacks.
Mandrax was originally known as a safe and non-dependent drug. It was the drug that people reckoned was going to be the miracle cure of the world at its time.
Effects of Mandrax
Mandrax peaks in the bloodstream within 2 hours, with a half-life of 20–60 hours. Regular mandrax users build up a tolerance, requiring bigger doses to achieve the same effects. Overdoses can lead to complete nervous system shutdown, coma’s and even death.
Minutes after smoking Mandrax, the users feel relaxed, calm and peaceful. The effects last for several hours during which the user will often have a dry mouth and lost appetite.
Other names for Mandrax
MX, White Pipe, Mandies, Buttons and Cream.
Mandrax withdrawal symptoms
Withdrawal takes place a several days after stopping mandrax use. Sleep issues, nervousness, anxiety and irritations, head-aches and eating disorders are often associated. According to the Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre this is an incredibly hard habit to break for users and often require professional addiction recovery services.
Treatment Of Mandrax Addiction
Dangerous physical withdrawal effects that require a medically supervised detox as a first step of treatment. Because mandrax is so psychologically addictive, a 90-day rehab program is most often suggested and includes both physical and psychological recovery therapy.