I have found a drug that may be similar to either ethanol or ethchlorvynol.
Maybe Advanced Drug Discussion would have been a better place since this is pretty much unknown as a rec drug. Mods can decide.
I'd like to know if the binding to the receptors in the brain should be more like ethchlorvinyl or ethanol, and I know some folks there have that type of knowledge. Maybe they could tell by the shape of the molecule or something. I'm hoping it'll have a lot of similarity to ethchlorvinyl or maybe something between it and ethanol.
I don't want something that will be just like alcohol unless it lacks most of the side effects.
This is what Wikipedia has to say about the topic:
I doubt anyone has tried this, but if so, I'd love to hear about it. The fact that it has previously found use in medicine as a sedative and hypnotic and is structurally related to ethchlorvynol (Brand name Placidyl) gives me some hope that it could be be good stuff, or at least better than ethanol. If more like ethchlorvynol than ethanol, I'd definitely want some, if just for treating insomnia.Originally Posted by Wikipedia
I could get it right now if I wanted to, and it may be a common unwatched chemical that can be freely purchased by anyone. I'm going to find as much more info as I can about this. I did a few searches and didn't find much of interest. The MSDS wasn't helpful in determining relative toxicity to ethanol, the drug it was compared to.
If it is just like ethanol. then I don't see much point in trying it. There just isn't enough info to tell. Maybe it is more or less toxic or euphoric. If it were just like ethanol, or worse, then I don't want it. If it possesses fewer side effects/less hangover it would be nice. More euphoria would also be good. I'd like it if it were just a good sedative.
Maybe I'll give in to curiosity and find out for myself by buying some. It apparently isn't too toxic since it has seen medical use. If this is, then that is a significant difference right there. At least not to the point where I'll kill myself by trying it at a moderate dose a time or two.
I'll have to see if I can find any info on possible carcinogenicity, as that would be a turn off.
I will let you all know if I try it, as I have never heard mention of it before and had no idea it was a drug.