The Dangers of Abusing Barbiturates

What are they?

Barbiturates are depressants that slow the body down and induce feelings of relaxation.

-Barbiturate acid is the basic structure of all barbiturates.

Celebrities who have died from abuse:

  • Judy Garland
  • Jean Seberg
  • Marilyn Monroe

-Barbiturates produce feelings of intoxication, relaxation euphoria and loss of inhibitions

Barbiturates are used for:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Epilepsy
  • general anesthetic
  • In combination w/ muscle relaxers for euthanasia
  • To alleviate the withdrawal effects of illicit drugs
  • To anesthetize animals before surgery

Risks Associated with Barbiturate Abuse:

  • Respiratory depression
  • Eye twitches
  • Drowsiness
  • Physical Dependence
  • Lack of voluntary
  • coordination of muscle movements
  • Slurred speech

9% of Americans will abuse barbiturates at some point in their life. 20% of U.S. children grow up with a barbiturate (or other drug) abuser in their household.

Other Side Effects Include:

  • Loss of balance
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Addiction
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Unusual Excitement
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness
  • Poor concentration
  • Sedation
  • Confusion
  • Impaired Coordination
  • Impaired judgment
  • Bleeding sores on the lips
  • Chest Pain
  • Skin problems


So kindly visit the addiction treatment center for a happy and sober lifestyle.

John Lewis

Hi Friends, I am John working in Benphysiorehab. My main goal is to help people to obtain a one-stop solution for their addictions to drugs or alcohol. And support them to live a healthy and sober lifestyle.

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