Thread created on Wed Aug 18, 2010 16:45:33 Last replied to on Thu Apr 17, 2014 15:33:19
Company star rating information pending adjustment - Drug star ratings present in this guide are for the old company system. New mechanics apply that do not correlate with the star ratings here
- Guide by bogie
Formerly 'Drugs vs. Education'
Please read all of this before mailing me questions, 99.9% of the time your answer is in here.
Current information includes:
- Addiction percentage amount for every drug
- Amount of drugs it will take to reduce your personal company star level to 3 (Or 4 if your director has completed necessary employee efficiency improving educations)
- Amount of drugs necessary to kick from education
- Amount of drugs necessary to 'glass door' at the gym (See below for definition if required)
- Amount of addiction removed from company special 'Herbal cleansing' (5 star florist special - "Remove addiction for job points")
- Amount of addiction removed from company special 'R&R' (5 cruise liner agency special - "Remove addiction for job points")
- A spreadsheet calculator, created by randalus  (Currently unavailable)
- Overdose addiction for drugs (Currently: Xanax)
- Accurate amounts of extra addiction gained from an overdose
- How much addiction is removed naturally over time (without rehab)
- TRUE overdose outcomes (Perm stat reduction info etc) - Ketamine/Speed/PCP
Well, here it is My long awaited drug guide about drugs vs. education
Anyways, unlike previous guides I have included EVERY drug and given a relatively accurate figure of how many it takes to take you to three star in your company, and then how many it takes to kick you from education, all information given doesn't account for overdoses, the number is for a normal/successful drug take, remember that an overdose will count for 2-5 times normal addiction, if you wish to work out your addiction then factor these in when tracking your drug intake (Disclaimer: Remember, this is just a guide, I have tried to make it as accurate as possible, but there will always be various degrees of variation, as with any guide - The figures given apply to taking drugs non-stop, I did sleep though....spacing your drug intake out will of course give a slightly larger number than what I have here)
In addition, there is a % addiction level for each drug, this is not 100%, it's arbitrary, but based on relative addiction, so it's a fairly good indicator, once your total % addiction reaches 100% you will be kicked from education, when you reach 38% you will go to three star in your company (Tested and confirmed that mixing doesn't increase addiction any more than normal).
May 18th 2011 update - Glass door gym figures added
So, many people asked for this, the amount of drugs you need to take in order to hit the 'glass door' - Note that 'glass door' is the point where you cannot use the gym without first taking a drug, it will result in one of three outcomes you will either 'Hit your head on a curb/Crash through the glass door/Don't feel like training due to addiction' - All of these three outcomes are the same addiction amount, the 'glass door' figure.
Disclaimer: I did not test EVERY drug for this, unlike education. I did not feel it was necessary, I tested main drugs and a few others to get accurate figures for frequently used drugs and a multiplier on addiction that I can use to calculate the figures of addiction for the others. The completely accurate ones are Xanax, vicodin, ecstasy, speed and PCP. - Note also that the 'Percentage addiction' figure has not changed, 100% is still the arbitrary amount it will take for an education kick. Glass door will be roughly 160-170%. Again, this does not account for any extra addiction gained from overdoses.
Important note (Made bold so people stop asking about this - If you hit 4 star as a result of drug addiction, for the sake of the guide you are THREE star, the 4 star effect is due to your director taking educations to improve employee efficiency
July 5th 2011 update - Company special effects
I have added accurately calculated figures, relative to my current percentage addiction figures, of how much drug addiction is removed from the 'Herbal cleansing' 5 star florist addiction removal job special, see bellow.
July 24th 2011 update - Company special effects
Finished testing for the cruise liner R&R addiction removal special. Unlike herbal cleansing I was unable to go AS exact, due to only being able to take off job points by 5s, rather than use other specials to get exact job points, but I tested the range and found identical results to herbal cleansing, this leads me to conclude that the two specials have the same amount of addiction removal ability, see bellow.
September 21st 2012 update
randalus  has created a calculator using these figures. Feel free to make use of this. Many thanks to him.
Calculator is currently offline.
January 29th 2013 minor update
Been meaning to do this one for a while, added a far more accurate figure to the addiction gained from an overdose, I intend to do this for most/all drugs, so far it just has xanax. This has been calculated by rehabbing after a single xanax OD (no other drugs) and comparing that with a rehab cost straight after of a single non overdosed xanax. The difference was roughly 2.5x less in terms of rehab costs, so therefore the addiction must follow the same pattern.
So, without further ado, here are my results for all the drugs I took
Herbal cleansing/R&R (5 star florist company special & 5 star cruise liner special - reduces addiction for job points After extensive testing I can confirm that the effect of addiction removal, relative to the percentage figures ONLY present in this guide, is -0.34% addiction per job point.
So, if you gained 11.2% addiction from one xanax, using 5 job points on this special would result in a final addiction figure of 9.5%
As stated above, it is just a 'guide' do not take this information as law, variations do happen, I take no responsibility for any unforeseen kicks/glass doors etc.
MyHeartBleeds4U  - Ketamine results/information
Spiritual  - Addiction % figures which I was too lazy to calculate.
Torres-  - Use of the flower shop special (remove addiction for job points)
Obey  - Use of the cruise liner special (remove addiction for job points)
Everyone who wanted this to happen and those who had to listen to my rants revolving around drugs, thanks for all the support received for this guide.
randalus  - For the spreadsheet calculator
By Blaize 
Maybe there should be a sticky with loads of threads like this listed. Like the weapon guide, and that HP guide (I think that's in questions, might be wrong) and any others you can think of.