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Depressants is a blanket term used to refer to a wide variety of addictive medicines which functions to slow down the nervous system. Examples of them include Barbiturates and Benzodiazepines.

Depressants come in many forms. There are powders, liquids, and pills, administered through oral intake, snorting, or injecting directly to the body.

*The symptoms of depressant addiction may vary depending on the length of usage. It’s short-term use may result to:

  • Slow brain function
  • Slowed pulse and breathing
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Poor concentration
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Slurred speech
  • Fever
  • Sluggishness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Dilated pupils
  • Disorientation, lack of coordination
  • Depression
  • Difficulty or inability to urinate
  • Addiction

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While it’s long term effects may bring more dangerous outcomes to the patient’s condition, physically, and mentally:

  • Addiction
  • Impaired sexual function
  • Chronic sleep problems
  • Respiratory depression
  • Respiratory arrest
  • And even death

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