Everybody seems to all agree that Ativan takes too long to "kick in". When i was first prescribed Ativan my doctor told me to take it every six hours, and I told her I just take it as needed, she told me that if I needed it to work NOW, then let it dissolve in my mouth. It doesn't take long to take effect, works in like 5 minutes, just put it under your tongue and wait for it to dissolve, it doesn't taste nasty like other pills. OH, and Ativan definitely DOES get you high, I take 1mg, if it's been a week or so since I've taken one then that will get me high, if you take 2 pills then you will have some amnesia, I've even tried 3 at once, that will f*** you up, you won't remember anything. And no, I don't use the pills to get high, I was curious and just tried it once.