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