Lesson 1, Topic 1
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II.A – Barbiturates


Dependence of the Barbiturate Type

Barbiturates are depressants and are used to induce sleep or to act as mild sedatives or tranquilizers. Mental dependence may lead to periodic or continuous use of the drug which, in turn, can result in a physical dependence after a user ingests amounts considerably above the therapeutic or socially acceptable levels.