I remember reading a story years and years ago. I’m not sure if it was fictional or true. But I believe it was about someone working in a government lab who accidentally ingested some chemical warfare product designed to make a person hallucinate.
After about 3 weeks, they were still hallucinating. So they told their superiors, who gave them an injection and the hallucinations stopped.
Which sounds like a good weapon of war. A chemical weapon that makes soldiers feel like they are high on hallucinogenic drugs, but that the body cannot naturally break down and it can only be broken down by an external antidote that has to be injected. That way you get all the enemy soldiers high by spraying the chemical in the air, they stay high, and after you have conquered and disarmed them, then you give them the antidote. Since it would be a secret weapon of war, the enemy soldiers wouldn’t have their own antidote.
So has anything like this ever been looked into? Can drugs be made that the body cannot break down or expel via natural means (or that have a half life of several weeks) and would require an external antidote to break them down?