Methaqualone abuse among U.S. army troops stationed in Europe

Int J Addict. 1978 Feb;13(2):327-35. doi: 10.3109/10826087809039285.


Methaqualone (primarily Mandrax) abuse among United States troops stationed in Europe increased significantly from 1972 onward as seen by morbidity reports related to medical treatment and mortality studies related to autopsy toxicology reports. Rarely was methaqualone used alone. It was generally combined with alcohol and hashish, the combination of which resulted in an extremely dangerous situation for both the individual and society.

MeSH terms

  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cannabis
  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • Europe
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methaqualone*
  • Military Psychiatry*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / mortality
  • United States / ethnology


  • Methaqualone