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Precious Esteban

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Transcript of DEPRESSANTS

What do they look like?
Depressants come in many forms. Many depressants are available as pills, powders or liquids.
Long-term use of depressants can produce depression, chronic fatigue, breathing difficulties, sexual problems and sleep problems. As a dependency on the drug increases, cravings, anxiety or panic are common if the user is unable to get more.
What are Depressants?
-are substances which slow down the normal function of the central nervous system. These drugs include barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol. *Marijuana and some inhalants are also depressants.
Also called as:
Candy, Downers, Forget-Me Pills, Rope, Sleeping Pills, etc.

Definition of Terms:
-fatigue: extreme physical or mental tiredness.
-Barbiturates: class of drugs known as sedative-hypnotics, commonly prescribed for anxiety and insomnia. Commercial names include Amytal, Nembutal, and Phenobarbital.
-Benzodiazepines: commonly prescribed as tranquilizers. Commercial names include Valium and Xanax.
-Flunitrazepam: commercially known as Rohypnol, is a sedative associated with sexual assaults.
How are they used?
Depressants may be swallowed, injected, smoked or snorted. They are commonly used to reduce anxiety, induce sleep and lower inhibitions.
Slow brain function, Slowed pulse and breathing, Lowered blood pressure, Poor concentration, Confusion, Fatigue, Dizziness, Slurred speech, Fever, Dilated pupils, Disorientation/ lack of coordination, Depression, Difficulty or inability to urinate
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