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Depressants. By: Kashara Jenkins & Jennifer Okereke. What are depressants ?. Depressants are drugs that depress or slow down nerve activity. Types of Drugs Found. Barbiturates Tranquilizers Methaqualone Alcohol. Physical Effects. Decrease in heart rate Blood pressure

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Depressants

Depressants

By: Kashara Jenkins

&

Jennifer Okereke


What are depressants
What are depressants ?

  • Depressants are drugs that depress or slow down nerve activity.


Types of drugs found
Types of Drugs Found

  • Barbiturates

  • Tranquilizers

  • Methaqualone

  • Alcohol


Physical effects
Physical Effects

  • Decrease in heart rate

  • Blood pressure

  • Drunken behavior

  • Poor coordination

  • Blurred vision


Psychological effects
Psychological Effects

  • Calmness

  • Reduced anxiety

  • Lowered alertness

  • Mental confusion

  • Impaired reasoning & judgment


Long term short effects
Long Term & Short Effects

  • Death

  • Mood changes

  • Sleepiness

  • Slowed reaction time

  • Mental confusion

  • calmness


Withdrawal symptoms
Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Restlessness

  • Nausea

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Trembling

  • Paranoia

  • Convulsions


What forms do the drugs come in and how they are taken
What forms do the drugs come in and how they are taken?

  • Tablets

  • Needles that can be used intravenously

  • Liquid


Criminal charges for using selling and possession
Criminal charges for using, selling and possession

  • Driving while intoxicated can send a person to jail for year and their license may be revoked depending on how many times the drug was abused while driving.

  • Selling drugs in school can get a person expelled

  • Minors can lose their license for driving under the influence

  • Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (A-DWI)

    -$1,000 - $2,500 fine, license revoked for at least one year


Effects of overdose
Effects of Overdose

  • Shallow breathing

  • Clammy skin

  • Suicides

  • Rapes

  • Weak

  • Coma


Recovery treatment
Recovery Treatment

  • Groups are formed to help people that are addicted to depressants, especially alcohol. These groups include MADD (Mothers against Driving Drunk), SADD (Students against Drunk Driving). Rehab is also a popular means for recovery.




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