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Unformatted text preview: • Seconal and Amytal are two types GHB • GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate): – Central Nervous System (CNS) depressant that relaxes and sedates – Combination of degreasing solvent and drain cleaner – Sedative effects may result in nausea, loss of muscle control, and either sleep or a loss of consciousness – Inhibits gag reflex, so some choke to death on their own vomit – Addictive and deadly Tranquilizers • Tranquilizers: – Lower anxiety and reduce tension – Valium, Xanax, Halcion, and Librium are four types – Rohypnol: • Related to Valium; lowers inhibitions and produces relaxation or intoxication; larger doses can induce short-term amnesia and sleep • Date rape drug because it’s odorless and tasteless (“Roofies”) Abuse of Tranquilizers • May lead to physical dependence and severe emotional depression • Drug Interaction: – One drug increases the effect of another...
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