Barbiturates

Barbiturates

by Waln brown
     
 

Barbiturates are man made drugs that affect the central nervous system by depressing the nerve signals in the brain (thus the term “depressant”). The classification of barbiturates is as a sedative-hypnotic; that is, a drug that causes relaxation, relief from anxiety, and sleep.

Every year, over three million Americans use barbiturates without… See more details below

Overview

Barbiturates are man made drugs that affect the central nervous system by depressing the nerve signals in the brain (thus the term “depressant”). The classification of barbiturates is as a sedative-hypnotic; that is, a drug that causes relaxation, relief from anxiety, and sleep.

Every year, over three million Americans use barbiturates without medical supervision. About 5,000 deaths and tens of thousands of emergency room visits result each year from barbiturate overdoses, many resulting from combining barbiturates with alcohol.

This basic guide to understanding barbiturate use and abuse contains "need to know" information about this dangerous drug, such as its physical and psychological effects on the user and where to get help and further information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011936920
Publisher:
William Gladden Foundation Press
Publication date:
10/11/2010
Series:
Drugs 101 , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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