This potent hypnotic receives a mention separate from sleeping pills in general because of its use as a drug of abuse. When taken with alcohol and the initial soporific effect is fought off, an exciting buzz is said to occur and with a prolongation of time before orgasm during sexual intercourse. This may be so but the amount of chemical neurotransmitters that need to be produced to override both the soporific effects of the alcohol and this immensely powerful drug are enormous. The drain on the nervous system is intense and the long-term effects of such abuse are unknown but certainly not liable to be healthy.