My drug, the new-ish one is ratio-quetiapine. I read up on it yesterday and found that your body does get used to it, and you'll likely need to ramp up the dosage. Yeah, I think I do need to take the 50 mg now, for the best mood stabilizer.
Just a comment here that I'm so thankful street drugs aren't in my life. How sad it is to read of a death of a mother with bipolar, on street drugs and she killed herself. How sad. Link
Read in a lot of the stories of suicide. You'll likely find a history of mental illness somewhere in the person's life. So many just don't get the toll it takes on us. Have no clue on how to deal with a mentally unstable person.