Depressants

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Definitio
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A depressant, or central
depressant, is a drug
that lowers
neurotransmission levels,
which is to depress or
reduce arousal or
stimulation, in various
areas of the brain.

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Individual
d Drugs
✘ Benzodiazepine
✘ Xanax
✘ Klonopin
✘ Librium

✘ Barbiturates
✘ Amytal
✘ Numbutal
✘ Seconal
“I don't do drugs. If I want a rush I just
stand up when I'm not expecting it.” 
Methods of
Use s
Using sedatives (drugs used
to calm or soothe) and
tranquilizers with other
substances, particularly
alcohol, can slow breathing
and the heart rate and even
lead to death. Long-term
use of depressants can
produce depression, chronic
fatigue, breathing
difficulties, sexual problems
and sleep problems.

“Drugs suck more than anything
else I have ever liked so much.” 
Harmful
Effects b
✘ Seizures
✘ Mental confusion
✘ Hallucinations
✘ Insomnia
✘ Agitation
✘ Digestive problems
✘ Tremors and body
spasms
✘ Body aches and pains
✘ Heart palpitations

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Uses
✘ Insomnia
✘ Anxiety
✘  General Anesthesia
✘  Seizure prevention
✘  Pain reduction
✘ Blood pressure
reduction
✘ Heart rate
reduction
✘ To promote muscle “Imagine trying to live without
relaxation air. Now imagine something
worse.” 
Street
Names h
✘ Yellow Jackets
✘ Tranks
✘ Sleeping pills
✘ Red Birds
✘ Tooies
✘ Barbs
✘ Phennies
✘ Valium

“Drugs are a bet
with your mind.” 
Active
Chemicals d
✘ Morphine
✘ Heroin
✘ Codeine
✘ Hydrocodone - Morphine

✘ Oxycodone
✘ Methadone

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Facts
Sometimes called
“downers,” these
drugs come in
multicolored tablets
and capsules or in
liquid form. Some
drugs in this category,
such as Zyprexa,
Seroquel and Haldol,
are known as “major
tranquilizers” or
“antipsychotics,” as
they are supposed to
reduce the symptoms “Reality is just a crutch for
of mental illness. people who can't handle
drugs.”