Prescription Sedatives and Tranquilizers
Street Names: Mebaral, Quaaludes, Xanax, Valium, Benzos, Downers
Looks Like: Multi-colored tablets and capsules, some available in liquid forms
How It's Used/Abused: Swallowed, injected, or snorted
What Teens Have Heard: "A great way to release tension."
Short and Long Term Effects: Slows down the brain's activity and when a user stops taking them, there can be a rebound effect, possibly leading to seizures and other harmful consequences.
Signs of Abuse: Slurred speech, shallow breathing, sluggishness, disorientation, lack of coordination. Medicine bottles present without illness, prescription bottles missing, disrupted eating and sleeping patterns.
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