Chemical means are available to enhance a person's Psionic Strength on a temporary basis. These drugs are as follows:
The basic psi-drug, booster is available in small one-dose pills. Booster increases an individual’s available psionic strength by about half (for average strength psis) if taken when psionic strength is at full power, or by a third if psionic strength is at a reduced level. Additional doses of booster have no effect if taken by a psionic within an hour.
The drug-induced additional psionic strength will wane and disappear at the end of one hour.
A more potent form of the drug, also available in small one-dose pills. Otherwise identical to booster, double increases psionic power by about double (for average strengh psis) if taken when psionic strength is at full power, or by two-thirds if taken when psionic strength is at a reduced level.
The rarest of psidrugs, special is available only in liquid form and must be taken by injection. Special gradually increases psionic strength points to 15, at the rate of one point per hour. Psionic strength remains at this level (if unused) for four hours, and then wanes at the rate of one point per hour until psionic strength reaches zero. Normal recovery then occurs.
Special has some dangers and may permanently reduce Psi strength.
Because the general public attitude towards psionics is negative, psidrugs are expensive and are extremely difficult to obtain.