Key Details

  • You cannot take another drug while still under the effect of a previous drug. You can check how much time is left by hovering over the Drug cool down (weed) icon.
  • Any effect given that increases your happiness above your maximum will reset back to your maximum every quarterly (I.e. xx:00/15/30/45).
  • Passive stat increases gained from taking drugs (such as Ketamine, PCP, and Speed) may slowly decrease during the after effects.
  • Opium will remove all of your Hospital time, unless caused by Radiation Sickness.
  • There are honor bars for taking 50 of each drug.
  • Overdosing may increase the cool down.
  • City shops do not sell drugs; but they can be bought abroad.
  • For more information about Drugs, and gaining Drug addiction, consult bogie's Drug Guide (as of December 2014, this guide has become out of date.)

Drugs

Drugs & Effects
Effects & Cool down Overdose Effects
Cannabis
  • Increased crime success rate
  • - 20% to Strength
  • - 25% to Defense
  • - 35% to Speed
  • + 0-3 Nerve
  • Cool down: 60-90 minutes
  • - 100% Energy & Nerve
  • Hospital: 300-330 minutes
  • 'Spaced Out' honor bar
Ecstasy
  • Doubles Happy
  • Cool down: 200-220 minutes
  • - 100% Energy & Happy
Ketamine
  • - 20% to Strength & Speed
  • + 50% to Defense
  • Cool down: 50-90 minutes
  • - 100% Energy, Nerve & Happy
  • Hospital: 1,000 minutes
  • Increased cool down (24-27 hours)
  • Decreased Speed & Dexterity throughout
LSD
  • + 30% to Strength
  • + 50% to Defense
  • - 26% to Speed & Dexterity
  • + 50 Energy
  • + 200-500 Happy
  • + 5 Nerve
  • Cool down: 400-450 minutes
  • - 100% Energy & Nerve
  • - 50% Happy
Opium
  • Removes all standard hospital time
  • + 50-90 Happy
  • Cool down: 200-250 minutes
  • N/A
PCP
  • + 20% to Strength & Dexterity
  • + 250 Happy
  • Cool down: 300-400 minutes
  • - 100% Energy, Nerve & Happy
  • Hospital: 1,000 minutes
  • - 10 x (current level) to Speed (permanent)
Shrooms
  • + 400-500 Happy
  • - 20% to all Fighting stats
  • - 25 Energy (caps at 0)
  • Cool down: 200-234 minutes
  • - 100% Energy, Nerve & Happy
  • Hospital: 100 minutes
Speed
  • - 20% to Dexterity
  • + 20% to Speed
  • Cool down: 268 minutes
  • Hospital: 450 minutes
  • - 6 x (current level) to Strength & Defense (permanent)
  • 100% Loss of Energy, Nerve & Happiness
Vicodin
  • + 25% to all Fighting stats
  • Cool down: 240-360 minutes
  • - 150 Happy
Xanax
  • + 250 Energy
  • + 75 Happy
  • - 35% to all Fighting stats
  • Cool down: 6-8 hours
  • - 100% Energy, Nerve and Happy
  • Hospital: 5000 minutes
  • Increased cool down & addiction (roughly 24 hours / 3 Xanax)
Love Juice
  • Reduces cost of attacking to 10 E
  • + 50% to Speed
  • + 25% to Dexterity
  • Rumoured to only work on Valentine's Day
  • Cool down: ~300 minutes
  • N/A

Addiction Effects

Using different drugs will give you different levels of addiction. The addiction effects differ from the regular effects of being on the drugs as these will be in-effect whether you are on a drug or not.

A set of five icons will appear on your Sidebar signifying what level of addiction you are suffering. The heavier your addiction, the redder the brain icon will appear.

If you use too many drugs you may start experiencing negative effects such as:

  • Your effectiveness within a company may drop (this does not affect Directors)

starts occuring once the addiction icon appears

  • You may be kicked out of your Education class

Happens at about 6-7%

  • You may lose access to the drug free Gym you train in if using large amounts of Xanax or Ecstasy

above ~100 of these two combined, so 50 each to allow you to get the two associated merits

  • You may only be allowed to train in other gyms while under the effects of drugs
  • Your Fighting Stats may be dramatically reduced
  • Your effectiveness in Organised Crimes may be dramatically reduced

It is possible to remove these long-term effects by:

  • Going to Rehab in Switzerland
  • Waiting for the addiction to wear off naturally
  • Spending job points on specials: "R and R" in Cruise Line Agency or "Herbal Cleansing" in Flower Shop (both are available in 5* companies)
  • Using Book : Milk Yourself Sober which removes a substantial amount of drug addiction upon completion.
  • Using Book : Hot Turkey to gain no drug addiction 31 days.

More testing needs to be done before accurate figures can be set on how many of each drug will force an Education kick.

Historical Notes

It used to reset any Energy/Nerve above the maximum limit back down to the maximum at the regeneration point. That effects were removed in Oct 2. 2011 (Energy) and Jul 21. 2012 (Nerve).

Other changes, not related to above:

  • An overdose on Ecstasy used to also remove everyone on your friends list.
  • The energy loss from using Shrooms used to take your energy into negatives if you had less than 25, now it will not drop below 0 but will still take up to 25 energy.
  • Opium used to restore 50% of your HP.
  • Awareness increase from Ecstasy & LSD was removed on Feb 21, 2017
  • As per Chedburn's bulletin successful (non-overdose) drug taking events were removed