The Fast Drug is so named because it makes the universe (to its user) appear to move much more quickly, the drugs slows down personal metabolism at a ratio of approximately 60 to 1. Users are extremely vulnerable while living at such a slow rate, but physical aging is also slowed, and the need for consumable supplies is reduced which thus allows conservation of air and food. Fast drug takes effect immediately upon ingestion, one dose lasts for 60 days, making that time appear to be only one day.
An antidote is available to end the effect before 60 days.
- Marc Miller. Imperial Encyclopedia (Game Designers Workshop, 1987), 67.
- Frank Chadwick, Dave Nilsen. Traveller: The New Era (Game Designers Workshop, 1993), 335.