Sedatives and Hypnotics: Deadly Downers

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Sedatives & Hypnotics: Deadly Downers

Almost everyone has trouble sleeping once in a while. Sometimes your mind keeps racing with new ideas long after your body is ready to shut down for the evening. Other nights, life's problems follow you to bed and prevent you from getting a good night's sleep. But an occasional night of insomnia needn't justify addiction to sedatives and other sleep-inducing medications.

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Overview

Sedatives & Hypnotics: Deadly Downers

Almost everyone has trouble sleeping once in a while. Sometimes your mind keeps racing with new ideas long after your body is ready to shut down for the evening. Other nights, life's problems follow you to bed and prevent you from getting a good night's sleep. But an occasional night of insomnia needn't justify addiction to sedatives and other sleep-inducing medications.

Sedatives and Hypnotics: Deadly Downers reveals the long history of sedatives and hypnotics. You'll discover how these drugs work and their effects, good and bad. Preventative measures are discussed, as well as treatment options for abuse and addiction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422224403
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.67 (w) x 9.41 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Sedatives and Hypnotics: What They Are 9

2 How They Work: The Good and the Bad 29

3 Getting Hooked: Misuese and Abuse 61

4 Getting Help: Kicking the Habit 75

5 Legal Issues 105

Glossary 118

Further Reading 121

For More Information 122

Bibliography 123

Index 125

Picture Credits 127

Author/Consultant Biographies 128

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