I find it hard to believe that quetiapine is still considered a drug of abuse by non drug-users. There are probably a dozen scientific articles discussing this. Most are case reports. At least one actually tries to propose a mechanism for the drugs putative enjoyability. The very-poorly referenced "Recreational Use" section of its Wikipedia article refuses to go away. And this week the AP printed this:
Does anyone know if human trials have been conducted on quetiapine self-administration? Anything that can refute this ludicrous reputation quetiapine has gained?The drugs that Mendez-Villamil, a psychiatrist, prescribed most commonly included Seroquel, Zyprexa and Abilify. Seroquel is the only drug that has street value in the United States. "When snorted, it acts like cocaine," said Karen Koch, vice president of the Florida Council for Community Mental Health.