From the January 1979 magazine.

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What's the One 'Superdrug'?

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If some enterprising chemist set out to make the ideal drug for dependence, the one that would create the most thorough addiction, he would have to meet five criteria.

"Superdrug" would have to have a rapid capacity for tissue tolerance and dependence, with fast-withdrawal distress. It would also have a capacity for psychological dependence, by providing a sense of well-being and...

-- The Journal Addiction Research Foun