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    • Hypnotics
      By: Sara and Jorgi
    • General Facts
      Hypnotics are in the form of a pill, man-made
      Alcohol, bromide salts, and Herbs have been used as hypnotics
    • General Facts
      Used to help fall asleep or maintaining sleep
      These drugs are often referred to as sleeping pills
    • Effect
      • Helps you calm down, relax, and be sleepy
      Drugs that slow down the bodies functions
    • Effect
      Gives you headaches, nervousness, unconsciousness, confusion, weakness, and lack of concentration
    • Effect
      More effects are chest pains, nightmares and dreaming, and many more including death!
    • Facts
      Most doctors don’t prescribe it because it is so addictive
      In 2007 a reported 63,729 people used hypnotics, 24 resulted in deaths.
    • FACTS
      Most people deliberately abuse hypnotics for suicidal reasons
      You become tolerant to hypnotics which is dangerous because you might take a little at a time and then you have to take more and more until your dependent and addicted
    • Facts
      Drinking when taking hypnotics can put you in a coma or can cause death
      Drugs cause CNS depression which alcohol can cause CNS depression and the signs are the same
    • Story
      Michael Jackson received demerol or another form of hypnotics to help him sleep. It is still unanswered if that killed him, but it could possibly cause cardiac arrest which is what he died from. Even superstars can die from things that some would think are trivial and little. Nobody in the world can be too careful not to die.
    • Resource Page
      http://counsellingresource.com/medications/medication-types/hypnotics.html
      http://www.well.com/user/woa/fsseda.htm
      http://scienceblogs.com/terrasig/2009/06/death_of_michael_jackson_how_c.php
      http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/818430-overview
      http://www.ehow.com/about_5398752_cns-depression.html