Posted by utopizen on December 25, 2002, at 8:50:49
In reply to Re: Why is Klonopin? - many uses long half life » chad_3, posted by bluedog on December 24, 2002, at 19:26:31
In the 90's, Klonopin was famed for having "efficacy" in potentiating the euphoria of opioids in those that combined the two in abuse.
Not sure if this had to do with feinds having a placebo effect, cultural effect resulting from a placebo effect, or such, but for whatever reason it reached the press and gave Klonopin a bad name for abuse. Still, no reason to have special laws over, but good example of legislators getting 100% of their pill info from newspapers. You'd think they'd have some humility and only base legislation on pills from stuff their read in Science or something? We all know they aren't smart enough to read those anyway. Especially those congressmen... lol
Although I never remember it (maybe early 90's? I was still learning ABC's then) I still have to explain Klonopin as the "it's like Xanax" to get the "oo---ooo-oh" reaction from my college roommates. And beyond Ritalin and Adderall, I don't credit this generation for knowing as much about pills as one would expect...