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Spring 2010 tranquilizers ryan bartholomew

  1. 1. Tranquilizers<br />Ryan Bartholomew<br />
  2. 2. downers<br /> goofballs<br /> barbs<br />blue devils <br />yellow jackets<br />ludes<br />Sedatives<br />Depressants<br />Street names<br />
  3. 3. Small dose may relieve anxiety and tension (50 mg.) Larger dose (100 mg., 200 mg.) <br />makes people sleep in quiet places but makes people “high”. <br />They become tolerant to the feeling of “highness” but not the lethal actions.<br />What it is used for (Effects)<br />
  4. 4. Can cause euphoria. <br />After a while can cause physical dependence.<br /> During first few days of taking prescribed sedative or tranquilizer, one usually feels sleepy and uncoordinated.<br /> but as body becomes accustomed to effects, these feelings begin to disappear.<br /> Higher doses cause impairment of memory, judgment and coordination, irritability, paranoid and suicidal thoughts<br />The Danger!<br />
  5. 5. How and where it’s made <br />tranquilizing drugs are found naturally in plants.<br /> Have been used for centuries to cure such troubles as tremors, insomnia, and heart problems. <br />An example of a natural tranquilizer is valerian. <br />Which is a plant that grows in mild climates. <br />Tranquilizers are made in labs. <br />
  6. 6. Propaganda <br />
  7. 7. Lifetime abuse of Tranquilizers among 12th graders<br />1997- 7.8%<br />1998- 8.5%<br />1999- 9.3%<br />2000- 8.9%<br />2001- 9.2%<br />Scope of the Problem<br />
  8. 8. It’s usually used in the form of a pill.<br />Tranquilizer Pills <br />This is what Tranquilizers usually look like.<br />
  9. 9. Cheryl’s Story<br />Cheryl had a stressful job. One day she had an anxiety attack. <br />Her doctor told her to take some Tranquilizers. <br /> She eventually started using more and more. She thought they could become addictive. Her doctor said they couldn’t. <br />She persuaded him to take her off the drug anyway. <br /> Her anxiety attacks returned and got worse. <br />She went tranquilizer-free for 1 year. <br />
  10. 10. Cheryl’s Story Cont.<br />She had a really big anxiety attack. <br />A chemical imbalance was the cause of the anxiety attacks. <br />The doctor put her back on the Tranquilizers. She was fine for a while until she started feeling depressed. <br />An anti-depressant was prescribed but she didn’t want to become dependent on them so she tried “withdrawing” again. <br />This time she was successful. <br />
  11. 11. http://www.scienceclarified.com/Ti-Vi/Tranquilizer.html#ixzz0o3Hmja00<br />http://theantidrug.mondosearch.com/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=0&EXTRA_ARG=&CFGNAME=MssFind.cfg&host_id=42&page_id=118&query=Tranquilizers&hiword=TRANQUILIZER%20Tranquilizers%20<br />http://www.justice.gov/ndic/pubs1/1765/1765t.htm<br />http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/Drug_Guide/Prescription%20Sedatives%20Tranquilizers<br />Bibliography<br />

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