Effects of Barbiturates

Effects of Barbiturates

Knowledge makes you act

We tried to tell you how bad amphetamines are, but we figured we can tell you about all the drugs that your kids, friends, or friends’ kids might “meet and greet” and maybe turn that into a tradition.

We also told you about the effects of amphetamine, which increases excitation and makes your heart rate go up. Now is the right time to mention that there are drugs that reduce your heart rate.

One of those is barbiturates.

What are barbiturates? 

Barbiturates are central nervous system depressants that reduce the heart rate, blood pressure by reducing nerve activity. They are often used in hospital settings as anesthesia. They are also effective as anxiolytics, hypnotic, and anticonvulsant.

They are used in medicine, often prescribed to treat insomnia, headaches, and different types of seizures. Bad thing is that they are, well, let’s call it habit-forming.

How bad is that? 

How bad is the drug that has huge addiction potential, and an overdose potential? As bad as the person who is willing to cross a lot of lines just to try and forget about the problems and issues that seem impossible to solve.

That being said, this drug has been replaced by some other drugs in medicine, mostly because others are less toxic in cases of an overdose.

Fun fact: barbiturates in higher doses are used for physician-assisted suicide, for euthanasia, and capital punishment by lethal injection.

We know, not funny at all, but it’s interesting. And we just wish you didn’t have to deal with this drug at all. Or anyone close to you.

How do they work? 

They relax muscles, reduce time to fall asleep, which means longer sleep time and shorter total REM sleep time.

Side effects are… 

Well, as there are side effects to every drug, there are some common, others that are serious, and those rare, but very serious effects of barbiturates, too.

Common side effects are drowsiness, headache, low blood pressure, skin rash, nausea, and sedation.

Serious side effects of BAR are abnormally slow breathing, coma, or confusion, even hallucinations, and fainting.

And the last, but the worst side effects of these drugs are Agranulocythosis, Erythroderma, liver injury, and megaloblastic anemia.

One small piece of advice: be careful when taking BARs, because small changes in doses result in huge differences in the effects. 

Another piece of advice, even though we already told you this in previous posts, but it wouldn’t hurt you or us to remind you that if you suspect that one of your loved ones is using barbiturates and you plan on drug testing them, please do not try to warn then or give any signs of what you are about to do, because as hard as it is to live with an addict, it’s harder to make them admit that he or she has an issue.

So what can you do to help them? 

First of all, you need to know for sure that this person used drugs.

You might want to try and talk to them about it, and we are sure you will try, but fail. Not because of you, but because they will never admit it to their family members or friends who disapprove of taking the drugs.

Is there anything you can do at all? 

Yes. You can drug test them.

Experts say that you should not alert, warn or give them any indications of what you are about to do.

Listen to experts at Narconon: when you confront them and tell them that you need them to pee in the cup, they will deny all of your efforts, but when they start making excuses for not being able to stay next to you or drink water and test for drugs, just tell them that this kind of behaviour is all the proof you need to know that they are using. Remember, a clean person would take the test with no hesitation. 

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