Addiction Topic Keyword: Benzodiazep (p. 1 of 1)

  • What are Benzodiazepines

    What are Benzodiazepines

    Benzodiazepines are commonly defined as one of several different types of lipophilic (easily absorbed by the body's lipids) amines that are used as muscle relaxants, sedatives or tranquilizers. Ultimately, lipids can be found in the fat in the body. So, Benzodiazepines Are Drugs, Right?
    Yes, benzodiazepines are used to describe specific drugs such as Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium, just to...

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  • What Are Depressants

    What Are Depressants

    A depressant drug, more commonly referred to by its street name "downers," are any type of prescription or nonprescription drug that act to reduce the functions or activities of a specific part of the brain. Depressants usually have a calming or sedative effect on the body and are often prescribed by doctors in pill form used to treat depression or anxiety disorders. They work by reducing the...

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  • CNS Depressants and Multiple Drug Use

    CNS Depressants and Multiple Drug Use

    CNS depressants are also referred to sometimes as tranquilizers and sedatives. These are substances that slow down brain activity which causes a relaxing feeling. Depressants are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders but should never be misused or combined with other depressant drugs.
    Medications that are prescribed to treat anxiety and sleep problems include barbiturates and...

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