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Spring 2010 barbiturates!! dania and alex
 

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    • Barbiturates!!
      By Dania Alvarado and Alex Adams!!
    • Street names!!!
      Reds
      Red Devil
      Yellow Jackets
      Blue Heavens
      Christmas Trees
      Rainbows
    • What they are
      Barbiturates are “downers.”
      They work by reducing the amount of activity in the brain.
      People who take them feel calm.
    • Short term effects!
      Relief of tension and anxiety
      Sleepiness
      Feeling of drunkenness/ intoxication
      Slurred speech
      Inability to control simple bodily functions
      Memory impair
      Emotional instability
    • Long term effects!!!
      Chronic tiredness
      General uncoordination
      Vision problems
      Dizziness
      Slowed reflexes
      Sexual dysfunction
      Menstrual irregularities
      Breathing disorders
    • Date rape:When mixed with any liquid:
      -dissolves instantly
      - with no taste.
      -colorless and odorless
      -virtually undetectable afterdissolving.
      -been used by rapists
      -in date rape situations.
    • People who died from it
      Elvis Presley
      Marilyn Monroe
    • Barbiturates are commonly used in suicide attempts.
      High school surveys suggest abuse has been rising over last 10 years.
      General facts
    • Don’t Taste
      The Rainbow
    • Resources
      http://www.emedicinehealth.com/barbiturate_abuse/page3_em.htm
      http://www.addiction-help-line.com/barbiturate_addiction.html