Skip to comments.TEENS 'ZOMBIE' PILL FAD: ABUSING AMBIEN (Kennedy drug used as party-sex enhancer)
Posted on 05/14/2006 9:48:55 AM PDT by Liz
A growing number of city high-school and college kids are popping Ambien - the drug Rep. Patrick Kennedy blamed, in part, on his car crash - not to sleep, but to party.
The insomnia medication, known as "zombie pills," "tic-tacs" and "A-minus," has become popular at house parties and nightclubs....illegally sold by Internet drugstores, peddled outside Big Apple nightclubs and even bartered on Craigslist.
One desperate user offered his X-rated DVDs. "You give me Ambien, I'll give you porn," he wrote. At the street price of $5 a pill, young people are gobbling Ambien for relaxation, euphoria and hallucinations.
Partyers also take Ambien with booze, pot and other pills - a dangerous combination, doctors say - to get a stronger high.
The "zombie" fad worries doctors. "I have patients who abuse Ambien to get a buzz," said Dr. Richard Frances, a NYU psychiatry professor......
The sleeping pill is the target of a growing class-action lawsuit in Manhattan federal court that claims the pills caused bizarre "zombie-like" behavior - including reckless driving and binge eating.
Kennedy blamed Ambien as a factor in his May 5 crash in D.C.
.......... said lawyer Susan Chana Lask, who represents 500 in the suit. "Many burn their hands on the stove, eat weird things - one lady made a sandwich with ice cream, syrup and pretzels - and have wild sex with their spouses or other people."
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Hmmm . . .
Oh please, every generation has their "it" pill. Unfortunately, mine was Qualudes. Be thankful their only taking Ambien.
The story is significant not b/c its about pills per se, but b/c it concerns a pill Cong Kennedy took, then used as an excuse to explain his bad behavior.
"Unfortunately, mine was Qualudes."
Rorer 300's. The pill that zombied an entire generation.
I also have the t-shirt.
Everyone knows that's a bogus story...he was drinking, period.
You got that right.
Not that I would know anything about that. (Whistling Innocently)
From a SLEEPING PILL? What am I missing here? I thought Ambien was a sleeping pill; why are people eating ice cream sandwichs and having wild sex after taking a sleeping pill? Not that I think for a moment Kennedy was anything but drunk.
Ludes made for calm companions. There are worse things, eh?
There's no proof Patrick Kennedy had Ambien in his system. However they are witnesses that Kennedy was knocking back a whole bunch of alcohol earlier in the evening.
Thanks---love it. Wonder if it's on DVD? Did Sheldon Leonard play the zombie? LOL.
" one lady made a sandwich with ice cream, syrup and pretzels"
This drug sounds as harmful as marijuana!
.....and nobody saw the glassine envelopes under the driver's seat, and the little gold straw with a powder residue on the passenger seat...?
In the language of the law----$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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