Depressantsenteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-Depressants-enHD-AR1.jpgTaken medically, depressants help people get through problems like anxiety. But when used as a recreational drug, they can cause problems and affect some of the body's vital functions. Find out more.drug, drugs, sedatives, tranquilizers, benzodiazepines, or barbiturates, downers, goofballs, barbs, ludes, yellows, yellow jackets, nerve pills, benzos, prescription, abuse10/20/201505/02/201805/02/2018Steven Dowshen, MD05/01/2018c7277d74-b842-4501-9c51-897568944a84https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/depressants.html/<h3>What They Are:</h3> <p>Tranquilizers and other depressants calm nerves and relax muscles. They are bright-colored capsules or tablets that are legally available through a doctor for medical reasons, but can be illegally abused.</p> <h3>Sometimes Called:</h3> <p>A-minus, Candy, Downers, Goofballs, Barbs, Yellow Jackets, Ludes, Red Birds, Sleeping Pills, Tooies, Tranks, Zombie Pills</p> <h3>How They're Used:</h3> <p>Depressants are swallowed.</p> <h3>What They Do:</h3> <p>When used as prescribed by a doctor, depressants can calm nerves and relax muscles.</p> <p>Larger or improperly used doses of depressant drugs can cause confusion, lack of coordination, low blood pressure, and slowed heart rate and breathing. Someone who takes them may have slurred speech and an inability to concentrate, and may fall asleep at work or school. Depressants are addictive and withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, sleeplessness, and seizures.</p> <p>Depressant drugs are very dangerous if taken with alcohol and some other drugs. Very large doses of depressants can stop breathing and cause death.</p>Depresores del sistema nerviosoTomar depresores recetados por tu médico ayuda a afrontar problemas como la ansiedad. Sin embargo, cuando se utiliza como droga recreacional puede ocasionar problemas y afectar alguna de las funciones vitales del cuerpo. Recibe más información en este artículo para adolescentes.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/depressants-esp.html/2bdcad33-417d-4754-8a6b-f86a8fff02c1
AlcoholDeciding whether to drink is a personal decision that we each eventually have to make. Get the facts about alcohol.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/alcohol.html/eb5c1106-4e0f-4343-90b7-e40fe39236ac
Dealing With AddictionFind out what you can do if you think you or a friend has a drug or alcohol addiction - from recognizing the warning signs to suggestions to help you stay clean.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/addictions.html/1bb39666-6df9-4f2a-b2ab-62dc486fd6f3
Drugs: What to KnowIt's not hard to find drugs, and sometimes it may seem like everyone's doing them or wanting you to do them. But there are downsides (and dangers) to taking drugs.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/know-about-drugs.html/ebae1d42-3774-4b73-b613-e930c809dffa
GHBGHB is an illegal drug that slows down some of the processes in the brain and central nervous system. Because it causes memory loss and is easily slipped into drinks, it's known as a "date rape" drug.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/ghb.html/c54194fc-b840-4c3d-8959-cbc2eb8e4fdb
Getting Rid of Old MedicinesMedicines can cause problems if they get into the water supply or the wrong hands. Find out how to dispose of old or unused meds safely in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/old-meds.html/2d73cba8-585e-4c05-84f5-1d8a0f3f02c8
KetamineKetamine is a fast-acting and powerful anesthetic that is often used as a date rape drug. Find out more in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/ketamine.html/1e9e4842-3e2d-4cc7-8814-1360208c2a02
Prescription Drug AbuseThere are many downsides to experimenting with prescription drugs. Find out more in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/prescription-drug-abuse.html/8af1d296-b2d9-4a12-98c9-090df749289f
RohypnolRohypnol is a powerful sedative that has a reputation as a "date rape" drug. Find out more about it in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/rohypnol.html/17ba0500-0aba-4fef-8b1f-12fcc7e1f408
School CounselorsSchool counselors can give you all sorts of tips and support on solving problems and making good decisions. But how do you meet with a counselor and what is it like? Find out here.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/school-counselors.html/5bda8647-47da-4249-bd91-9123ca104336
Understanding Medicines and What They DoMedicines can cure, stop, or prevent disease; ease symptoms; or help in the diagnosis of illnesses. This article describes different types of medications and offers tips on taking them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/meds.html/27ccecec-2cce-43a0-be3f-1e030e7fdef6
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