BarbituratesBarbiturates are depressant drugs known to cause relaxation and sleepiness.  Barbiturates are used to treat epilepsy, anxiety, insomnia and for tension relief before medical procedures.  A relatively low dose of a barbiturate gives the user the appearance and feelings of being intoxicated or drunk.  Barbiturates are highly addictive and known to be greatly abused by many for the feeling it produces.  Most people who are prescribed barbiturates for seizure disorders or pain syndromes are not found to be abusing them.

Those abusing these types of medications are those prescribed to them who don’t necessarily need them, or those who see how they medication affects someone else who is prescribed to it and decides to take some for themselves.  Also, young adults who are playing around with their parents medicine cabinets are found to become addicted to barbiturates. 

Signs of being under the influence of barbiturates include:

  • Altered level of consciousness
  • Difficulty in thinking
  • Drowsiness or coma
  • Faulty judgment
  • Loss of coordination
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slowness of speech
  • Sluggishness
  • Slurred speech
  • Staggering

If you or someone you know has been abusing barbiturates, get help today! 

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